Union Pacific Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Union Pacific President & CEO 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. 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 ..


  6. 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...


  7. 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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    locomotive engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits ,good pay love the work in people I worked with

    Cons

    hours, change alot lower management need to treat employee better, but over all good job

    Advice to Management

    treat people as humans n they will do the world for you. people work hard n have families there not just a number. remember we are all here too do are best


  9. Good Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the pay is great considering how easy the work is for the salary you make.

    Cons

    Seniority based so at first it is a challenge finding work without getting bumped around and if business falls low seniority is the first to be furloughed once you have seniority you have a job for life.

    Advice to Management

    Management is pretty good and I don't have any suggestions to assist in my career. Follow the rules and there won't be any problems.


  10. UPRR

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement package. One of a few companies left with a pension program. Excellent opportunities for advancement. Good performance is rewarded with stock packages and bonuses which can be large.

    Cons

    An operations manager works at least 12 hours per day and sometimes more. Can be relocated on short notice, often not in ideal locations.


  11. IT Support

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Council Bluffs, IA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Council Bluffs, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Union Pacific as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, intern pay is pretty good and if you are a good performer they will find you a full time job

    Cons

    very structured place to work.



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