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"Horrible Politics in IT Department"

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Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great business and technical problems to solve. Company has an impact on the overall economy. No shortage of project work. Decent retirement benefits unless Ryan budget eliminates the Railroad Retirement Board.

Cons

IT management is very ineffective in developing talent - you're on your own. Internal politics promotes a culture of dishonesty, deception and infighting far worse than other shops. Advancement opportunities are more related to who you have lunch with and what you can promise rather than what you can actually deliver.

Advice to Management

By failing to manage low performers out of the organization, top talent will continue to find better opportunities. Provide more transparency to salary administration.

Other Employee Reviews for Union Pacific

  1. "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.


  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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