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Union Pacific Benefits

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Employer Summary

Union Pacific not only invests in your career, we invest in your future. We offer exceptional financial security with our Railroad Retirement and a comprehensive 401(k) plan.

Railroad Retirement Board

The Railroad Retirement Board administers retirement and survivor and unemployment/sickness insurance benefits for railroad workers and their families. This is a government benefit that requires payroll tax deductions, with contributions from both the company and employees.

401(k) Comprehensive Plan

The 401(k) Comprehensive Plan is a flexible and convenient way to save for your retirement. It offers a variety of investment options, with up to 17 funds to choose from. Union (agreement) employees are eligible to participate after one year of service. Non-union (non-agreement) employees are eligible to participate immediately upon joining the company. Union Pacific will also match your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar invested, up to six percent of your salary, plus provide an additional 3% annual contribution from Union Pacific based on your salary.


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Oct 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Omaha, Nebraska

    Good health benefits - high out of pocket costs, good 401-K match

  • Oct 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Tucson, Arizona

    Health benefits are good, but costs have been slowly increasing.

  • Sep 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Manager in Omaha, Nebraska

    Good health insurance. New hire 401k matching seems competitive. Upcoming additional employee benefits yet to be announced.

  • Sep 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Omaha, Nebraska

    One of the few amazing things that I cannot neglect to mention is effectively unlimited sick leave...however, if you were to take advantage of this good faith, it would go very poorly very quickly. The High Deductible Health Plan is okay for those without expected medical expenses, but with monthly prescriptions and a beat-up-on body that needs physical therapy, I pay nearly all out of pocket. Also, we just recently moved from starting at 2 weeks PTO to 3 weeks. The majority of my friends work for companies that start at 3-4 weeks, and go up from there. Perhaps that's *progressive*, but it's also what is necessary and, quite frankly, more effective.

  • Aug 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Foreman General 1 in Melrose Park, Illinois

    401k match up to 3%. Pension for self and pension for spouse. Cadillac medical plan (very good). Various discounts for employees and fitness memberships. FSA offer. And more. Worst: Vacation time takes years to accumulate. 1 week for 1 year service, 2 for 2 years, and 3 weeks for 8 years of service. 4 weeks after 17 years and 5 weeks for 25 years of service plus two paid personal days. There are no sick days.

  • Aug 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Spring, Texas

    UP has an average benefits package.

  • Jul 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Omaha, Nebraska

    New hires get 3 weeks of vacation, 4 weeks at 10 years, and 5 weeks at 20 years. Pension has been replaced with a larger contribution to 401K. Health care premiums are reasonable but increasing. Yearly cost of living adjustments are given. Bonuses and retention stock are offered to employees performing satisfactorily.

  • Jun 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Railroad Conductor in Livonia, Louisiana

    Retirement health insurance No free time

  • May 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Houston, Texas

    you get health, dental, vision, 401k, a retirement plan for you and your spouse. employee discounts on many things

  • May 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Railroad Conductor in Fort Worth, Texas

    Better than most Companies

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