Union Pacific Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
247 Reviews

3.5
247 Reviews
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Union Pacific President & CEO John J. Koraleski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits, but they come at a price (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay ok benefits but they are taking them year by year (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of work life balance, its really is a 24 hour company (in 14 reviews)

  • You will be on call 24/7 with ZERO days off and absolutely no schedule (in 25 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The best Railroad in America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities
    Challenging work assignments
    Compensation packages
    Company values

    Cons

    Work/life balance
    Very little negative to say about this wonderful organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very disorganized. Be prepared to be lied to.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Pacific

    Pros

    RR retirement IF you make good money. That is it. Other RRs have retirement and a whole lot more they can offer one.

    Cons

    Terrible management in Chicago Commuter Operations. Safety of these trains is not a concern until they get caught by the FRA. Just get them out on time! They can care less about YOU! I was lied to about the $ and job description. Put me and my family in a very bad situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had wished someone cared besides my coworkers.

  3.  

    Best job I ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing & Sales  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Marketing & Sales in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work for
    Lots of Opportunities for growth if you look for them
    Salary /Compensation/Retirement plan

    Cons

    Depending on the job there can be Long Hours
    Not the Company for someone who just wants to put in their time .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time Developing employees to empower them to make Decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    FAILURE FAILURE FAILURE that is all this company looks for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer  in  Hermiston, OR
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Hermiston, OR

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

    Pros

    Good pay ok benefits but they are taking them year by year

    Cons

    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. If you stay marked up after six days the feds say you must have three days off that is without pay and you don't get days off so the only way to get time off is to call in sick then they threaten you with your job if you call in six times in 90 days. I think this is the only job in the world that your ONLY accomplishment it to make it through your tour of duty without getting fired and not making it to your final terminal so you get paid more. because all this company looks for is failure there are NO at a boys good job or anything close to that. THIS company is 100% reactive NOT proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why is EVERYTHING with this company based on failure there is NO positive attitude towards it's employees you treat your employees like crap you need to realize without the TE&Y there would be no revenue for the share holders if the freight don't move where does the money come from you need the train crews to make money for the share holders so why do you treat them so badly. You really need to talk to the crews and get some feed back it could really make this a better company. A happy employee is a good employee so far all you have done is MAKE disgruntle employees any employee besides the one's in Omaha that say their a happy employee is a lier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement is definitely there for those with the right demeanor and willingness to put in the hours. Prospect for continued growth is great with the established brand and footprint of franchise. Field manager position is significantly different than office job in Omaha.

    Cons

    Hours, you can never do enough to satisfy the company. Field management positions are drastically different from Omaha jobs. 60 to 70 hr weeks are not uncommon and working your days off to satisfy requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic with field managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Logistics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Representative
    Current Employee - Logistics Representative

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Great Fortune 500 company to work for with room to advance within the company

    Cons

    Can expect long hours at the office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Signal Maintainer

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

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work at your own pace. The tasks assigned are reasonable and for the most part you will have proper training.

    Cons

    Upper management is not in touch with what is happening in the field and most decisions seemed to be based on spreadsheets. It is an old boys network. Not what you want to see when a simple misstep can create a disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people who are testing and installing the equipment. Many test times I witnessed employees re-purpose equipment so they can make a piece of equipment appear to operate as intended.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great company to achieve an outstanding career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunity with a company in existence over 150 years.

    Cons

    All roads lead to Omaha, NE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Train Crew

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Train Crew  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Train Crew in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow in the company.

    Cons

    You have to work odd hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    UP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Great inter-city location for commuting

    Cons

    Parking costs are rather high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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