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"Great job, bad politics, good people."

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Former Employee - Conductor in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Conductor in Tucson, AZ
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Great money and benefits. Fun job, not stuck in a cubicle. Good opportunities for young people or hard workers

Cons

Terrible lifestyle. Always on call. Have to be there awhile to get enough seniority to hold a regular schedule. Union is soft.

Advice to Management

Hire managers with practical experience, not college kids who have never railroaded.

Other Employee Reviews for Union Pacific

  1. "good retirement benefits, no growth"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good retirement Benefits.
    Great Job security.

    Cons

    promotion not based on merit, just depends on if you have a good mentor, or know someone.Manager unfair and lie to you.

    Advice to Management

    Company succeeds if there are good managers, hire the right people, and promote the right people


  2. Helpful (2)

    "IT department politics, frustration among co-workers, disrespect, very hard to be rational."

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like other railroads UP offers good retirement benefits

    Cons

    All sorts of issues in IT department, from managers to AVPs the management is unable to focus on supporting the railroad instead spending all of its energy prompting and supporting favorites.

    Management is focusing on hiring more and more offshore contractors due to the fact that it cost a lot less ending up hiring five to ten times more offshore resources than needed which eventually cost a lot more.

    People are being moved around to make room for favorites instead of supporting the talented.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of talented people are leaving the company due to management’s failure to utilize resources. Please spend time understanding how and where resources can be utilized.

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