Union Pacific Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Manager of Terminal Operations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, retirement, health benefits, 401k matching.

    Cons

    Hours, schedule, relocation for promotion.


  2. sucks goto college get better job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conductor/Hump Trim Foreman in Azle, TX
    Current Employee - Conductor/Hump Trim Foreman in Azle, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the pay is decent but your selling your family time for it

    Cons

    management schedule job itself

    Advice to Management

    put a barrel in your mouth and don't pull but squeeze the trigger


  3. Good Company - Challenging work and work Schedules

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreman General in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Foreman General in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay fair - are multicultural and have challenging work. You are part of something that is key to American economy if products do not move neither does the economy

    Cons

    24/7 365 - so this is not a good choice if you are hoping for M-F 9-5. Some folks get it but most are working varied and challenging schedules

    Advice to Management

    Talk the Talk but remember to also walk the walk - we all know it when you don't


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  5. OMT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay. Nice program for learning and experience.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Intense job requirements. Terrible benefits

    Advice to Management

    Listen to recommendations of new hires


  6. Great benefits & pay - Horrible Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    UP offers good pay and benefits, a retirement which you wholly pay for but a retirement none the less. Company is very stable, and once hired they seldom fire or dismiss people.

    Cons

    You are treated a child, poorly managed at every level, extremely difficult to grow, learn or advance.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out those within whom are willing to grow, learn and advance, foster and support those employees regardless of their position. Manage from the top down, set expectations and hold each level accountable lastly at the craft level, leading by example. Support and empower your managers, supervisors and foremen set expectations, set responsibilities and give them the authority to create real change.


  7. Easy, boring, rewarding, exhausting

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Cheyenne, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, ease of work

    Cons

    On call 24/7, away from family, poor middle management

    Advice to Management

    Don't ride out butts and spy on us. Be a part of the team. It shouldn't be union vs non union. Don't have us sign every document you use. Make a clear attendance policy. Have you MOPs and MYOs treat TE&Y like humans. Oh and if your making billions, make trains shorter so everyone your hiring as we speak has a job after training.


  8. Do not quit a good job to come work for UP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I actually like the job. If you like working hard outdoors this is a good gig. If

    Cons

    Do not quit a good job to come work for UP. In the LA area there are almost 100 guys on Furlough (Laid-off), yet the company is still hiring new trainees. The pay is good when you are in training but when the training is over there is not enough work so you end up basically unemployed. Until you have been here long enough to gain a significant amount of seniority you will not have anything close to a schedule. Managers really should be called Rules Police. You are pretty much going to work where you are hired, there is no system-wide seniority here.

    Advice to Management

    I would be nice if the managers would work with us instead of against us. I don't mind following rules but I really don't like the feeling that someones whole job is to fire people. So even though we work our tails off we are constantly looking over our shoulders


  9. Project Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Steady employment with advancement opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Expect the possibility of 24/7 requirement when service demands it - trains never stop moving. It's a large organization and you might not feel like your contribution is meaningful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out to the end of your hierarchy and ask for their suggestions. You won't always find answers - but you will build an engaged work group.


  10. Locomotive engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits

    Cons

    Dont stick to agreement


  11. This is an interesting career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good benefits Some travel with job bids

    Cons

    Down Time Some Travel varying report times



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