Union Pacific Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
Lance Fritz
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Pros
  • good pay for the skill required (in 31 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits and life-long pension if you can survive for 5 years plus (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance can be tough sometimes (in 15 reviews)

  • 24/7 365 on call you have NO life this company preaches safety but only to cover their ass it's not for the employee (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Good if single

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay ok, benefits ok, close to home

    Cons

    Days off, shift, dress code, hours, this thing wont let me submit unless i write. A lot

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. UPRR

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    Former Employee - Occupational Health Nurse in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Occupational Health Nurse in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. unique atmosphere

    Cons

    Salary and bonus for certain positions are much less than other departments

    Advice to Management

    Nurses are very useful and should be looked at to provide more services for the employees rather than sending them around to meetings and different locations. You just feel like a face rather than using the skills you have been given. The face of HR should not include the nurse


  3. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good pay. They treat their employees well and can be flexible.

    Cons

    Very political, but most companies in corporate America are that way.


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  5. Conductor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    It really wasnt a bad company to work for. i loved it but im furloughed at the moment so its a bit of a struggle

    Cons

    Management seems to want to hire you to fire you. Dont agree with this philosophy

    Advice to Management

    Work harder at trying to correct mistakes and prevent mistakes rather than hiding in the bushes trying to call a guy out over not throwing a switch correctly


  6. Hard work but it pays off!

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    Current Employee - Logistics Representative in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Logistics Representative in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, and flexibl schedule

    Cons

    Work than More than 40 hrs ..


  7. Great employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great benefits. Great corporate environment.

    Cons

    The company is becoming increasingly process oriented, which can lead to micro-managing.


  8. Conductor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Wonderful training program and exceptional focus on safety

    Cons

    Never home horrible work life balance


  9. Railroad life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Money Benefits Retirement Can lay off more then any job I have ever had... others disagree but they just don't like to work

    Cons

    Away from home. Management is out to get TE&Y employees... Just know that every time you come to work you might go home without a job... always trying to fire you and it's always the TE&Y employees fault...

    Advice to Management

    Why are you out to get us? Your hire way to many people and lay them off... Then are out to fire us daily... The only reason people stay is because of the money.... You are stressing your most valuable assets out... causing problems at home... 60% of all train crew are on blood pressure medication... in the NLR service unit... I wonder how many are on depression medication ...?? Figure something out take a different approach at things...


  10. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Downey, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Downey, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and Salary

    Cons

    Home Time is a major one


  11. Important and difficult work

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Demanding work that matters. Lots of opportunities for parallel moves; a "hire to retire" organization. Interesting challenges every day. Contributions are recognized by management. Retirement and bonuses are extraordinary. 30 years of hard work and you're eligible for a pretty great retirement package. Mostly stable, 150-year-old company. Leader in the industry.

    Cons

    Lack of benefits, high stress, not a "fun" place by any stretch of the imagination. Pay is competitive but not stellar. Very buttoned-down and strict culture.

    Advice to Management

    While beginning pay for college hires is good, retaining 0-5 year talent requires more effort in compensation. Project management for software engineering is closer to a contract shop, even though the customer is UP itself.



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