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Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz
Lance Fritz
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  1. Best Company

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, teamwork and time off is excellent

    Cons

    Expensive healthcare everything else is good. No complaints

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking, teaching and recruitment. Best team ever.

  2. Good Company

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Pay, benefits, and fellow employees are great

      Cons

      Unstable job because of major changes.

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      Not worth it

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      Current Employee - Consultant 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Company compensates you well enough for as hard as they expect you to work day in and out.

      Cons

      Does not value a work/ home life balance

    • Helpful (2)

      Good pay, very strict

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      Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in San Antonio, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The pay is amazing once you get out of training and the job gets easier and easier as long as management isn’t standing over your shoulder.

      Cons

      Training is the right length but there’s very little actual hands on. What they call hands on is actually just shadowing for a month and the employees you’re shadowing rarely give you a chance to practice because they’re too worried about getting the job done. The managers give you so many tests and they vary, you break one rule or make a mistake as a new hire and you’re fired.

      Advice to Management

      Don’t put someone through training and run them theough the loop only to fore them for makkng a mistake anyone would make when they’re new to a job.

    • Dynamic place to work

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      Current Employee - Trainer in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Great experience in a highly specialized field

      Cons

      At times long hours and hectic work schedule

    • Helpful (8)

      Save yourself the time, Stay Away

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      Former Employee - Senior Project Analyst in Omaha, NE
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Union Pacific for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Pay was very good with Benefits to match

      Cons

      They will drop you as soon as they bring you in. They do not value the employees and only view the bottom line as the defining factor.

      Advice to Management

      You claim to value the people you employ, however you do not prove it at all by the actions you take with what felt like annual workforce reductions, even when the company was making record income.

    • Helpful (3)

      Great place to learn and gain experience, not a place to retire

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      Current Employee - Car Foreman in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Union Pacific for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Decent pay and benefits, great coworkers, fun work, feel proud to work on the railroad

      Cons

      You can only get promoted based on who and not what you know, union is useless, horrible work/life balance, unorganized leadership, waste time trying to "coach/write-up" employees on how to do their job instead of helping them succeed

      Advice to Management

      Stop hiring college kids who know nothing about the railroad and what it takes to manage craftsmen, start firing useless people that drag the morale down, promote competent workers and not people who are connected, stop trying to make the company better by only looking at profits and what shareholders want, why cut jobs and let go of talented workers when the company has been hitting record profits?

    • Helpful (1)

      Unique opportunities in transportation industry

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Learn about and impact the economy, decent pay

      Cons

      Corporate, too many layers, no autonomy, changing environment lacks loyalty to employees

    • Helpful (2)

      Poor management

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        Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sunset, UT
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Union Pacific for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Benefits, pay, good people, good experience

        Cons

        CEO has no clue on running this business. A puppet.

        Advice to Management

        Need new CEO

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        Cuts being made at the wrong levels

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        Former Employee - Director in Omaha, NE
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Railroad retirement is the best benefit of staying with any railroad, but this is not exclusive to Union Pacific. Processes and training are top notch if they are allowed to be used. Executives are focused on pleasing the shareholders at the detriment to the company.

        Cons

        The executive team is failing all employees of this company. The are focused on making the rich even richer. Record profits quarter after quarter, year after year are the only thing that matter. Why eliminate 10 people who do the work to pay for a new COO? Lance Fritz is on the verge of destroying one of the most historic companies in the country.

        Advice to Management

        The Board of Directors need to wake up and talk to the employees before those who are left decide to leave before due to the fear of lay-off. Being a leader is about focusing on what you do and doing it well, not becoming preoccupied with what others are doing.

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