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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best position that i have every had

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Northlake, IL
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Northlake, IL

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are the benefits and great employees to work with.

    Cons

    long long long hours and your away from home alot!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Engineer

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Union Pacific

    Pros

    great company with excellent benefits

    Cons

    can be boring at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manager at Union Pacific.

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    Current Employee - Manager Track Maintenance
    Current Employee - Manager Track Maintenance

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retirement is good and that's it.

    Cons

    The upper management does not care what so ever about how hard everyone works! I have worked 36 hours straight as well as 24 hours trying to keep things running. After all the hard work top VP's said us managers weren't working hard enough and started point out flaws in everyone's work. It is a tough pill to swallow when people like me have given all we can! It is easy to sit in an office and pick apart someone's day when you have know idea of all we go through on a day to day basis!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't say you care, show you care! I have worked here for 17 years and was a proud employee. Now I could never in good conscience recommend to anyone that Union Pacific is a good place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great pay and benefits but union seniority rights protect the bad employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great for unskilled workers
    Medical and Retirement plans are above US averages
    Railroad transportation has a secure future

    Cons

    Positions are awarded by seniority not work ability or work ethic
    All employees are on call 24/7 365
    Working outdoor in the elements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some type of profit sharing for agreement employees would increase productivity and safety

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesom

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay not hard work

    Cons

    Work a lot and no holidays off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on thrmselves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Union Pacific Software Development Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Omaha, NE
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    - Team had great guys willing to advise and teach whenever needed
    - Easy access to supervisor to get periodic updates on progress and what to work on
    - Work given according to skill levels and scaled up as skills increase
    - A good mixture of periodic work events along with friendly colleagues makes it easy to adjust to your team (usually)
    - Technical lectures to help learn about current state of company systems are provided on an almost weekly basis

    Cons

    - Work provided can be random at times, without a clear path of tasks of increasing difficulties
    - It takes quite a bit of time to get oriented with all the available resources as it is a rather large company
    - Inter team communication can prove to be difficult at times, and careful maneuvering might be required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide a list of technical class(s) offered on a monthly or bi-monthly basis for interns to get them more quickly acclimatized to the technology currently and previously used.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Union Pacific Rail Road

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    Former Employee - Communications in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Communications in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company dedicated to the safety of their employees, great pay which ranges depending on what craft you decide to apply for, but very competitive all the same. Good benefits,one of the best companies I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Most likely any craft you work for will require you to travel, big money but hard if you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just remember to stay open minded to versatile employees, and try to bring out their needed skill sets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    some good things, some bad things too

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Locomotive Electrician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Diesel Locomotive Electrician in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    I shouldn't really complain cause it's a very easy job. You can make decent money considering the amount or work required but the place is very poorly run. I guess the bar was set really low a long time ago.

    Cons

    It's a strange place. You'd probably never find another job like it. Starting at the top it's just one giant game of hot potato. Just pass it on to the next guy and hope you don't end up getting stuck with it. Nobody wants to be in charge or call the shots. They just want it to flow along with as little effort as possible. Then when it doesn't work out they play hot potato with the blame. Management caters to the ones who cry the loudest even when they're wrong because they don't want them to be mad. We are in the transition from local shop to major shop so they use that to their advantage. One day we are a "big" shop so we have to follow their policies but the next we are to small to follow those same policies. There's a lot of "fat" that should be trimmed but it's seniority based so they'd have to get rid of all the good employees before they got to the bad ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it's impossible to make everyone happy all the time but at least put some effort into trying to make the place function. People want action, not excuses. Just because the older guys got screwed years ago doesn't mean the newer guys should get screwed now. Just cause that's the way you did things years ago and it worked doesn't mean there isn't a better way to do it. Management needs to stop promoting the turmoil between the crafts because we are supposed to be a brotherhood and work together, not against each other

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay if you like OT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shop Laborer in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Shop Laborer in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Training department is absolutely terrible. They have you watch videos then expect you to fully service a engine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave more on the job training hands on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great salary and benefits, stressful work encrobment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, ability to move around within department groups, good salary, great retirement

    Cons

    Super stressful, work many long days/nights and weekends, lots of travel, hard to manage work/life, corporate environment

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