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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great manager; the people here don't breathe down your neck making sure work gets done. Treated fairly

    Cons

    Intern work is sometimes mundane.


  2. "Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Conductor in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Conductor in North Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and you can't beat the insurance

    Cons

    Very long hours. Never a set schedule.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to many aspects of Rail Service

    Cons

    60 hour weeks. Varied levels of expertise in the same wage grade.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Antiquated perception, doesn't comprehend Midwest vs Silicon Valley"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work at UPC (the headquarters) in Omaha, and the work environment here is truly wonderful. I'm in a group that has a feel like a genuine family, although I've been told that it is, by a VAST margin, the minority (possibly literally the only). There also is an incredible plethora of career paths a person can transition to.

    Cons

    We are underpaid, and undervalued. I realize everyone says that...however, I have one friend who was poached by another company who provides the exact same IT development services *TO THE RAILROAD* that this guy was already working on...and immediately went from $75k to $110k with guaranteed 10% bonus, minimum. I know multiple others who have been in the company for 20+ years who have been offered ~50% increase in salary elsewhere...they didn't take it only because they are in my same group that has a wonderful family feel (so do you want do be treated like a human being? or do you want to be paid properly? that seems to be the question.) This company, at least those in upper management, do(es) not comprehend the value of IT, programmed intelligence, or literally anything other than physical man-power on the ground and *management*. It disgusts me, because the few middle managers who brought me to the company, because of their brilliance, vision, and kindness, are the painful minority and don't actually represent the current state of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Please realize that Omaha is in the middle of the Midwest, and that is *NOT*, I repeat *NOT* a positive fact. For those who grew up here, it may be. That is the vast minority. HR compares salaries to other equivalent companies, and scales them based on cost of living....not quality of life.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Audit Department"

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

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay but beware, that's how they hook you

    Cons

    Culture is bad and lagging behind the times. I would describe the culture similar to working in Corporate in the 1950s. Very hierarchical and political. Perception is super important. How you look, dress, and act is all apart of the game. Not a place to work if you want to be yourself and or work in an open/ free thinking environment.

    Advice to Management

    Culture starts top down.


  6. "dispatcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    this is a fun job that is easy

    Cons

    i cant think of any


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager Terminal Ops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    upper management doesn't have a clue

    Advice to Management

    retain people that know what they are doing

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay and training.

    Cons

    Has a long way to go in regards to diversity, inclusion, and engagement. If you’re looking for flexibility and fun environment this isn’t it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible. A lot of the management jobs can be done in a remote location and not on a standard 8-5 schedule.


  9. "Maintainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Home life and time away


  10. "Well thought out program"

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    Current Employee - IT Summer Intern in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - IT Summer Intern in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - housing is provided
    - becoming friends with the other interns
    - lunch & learns
    - free swag
    - own cubicle

    Cons

    - only decent projects, nothing really cool
    - railroad taxes
    - got taxed on the "free" housing given


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