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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, professional growth opportunities, held accountable and rewarded when perform;
    Very competitive Benefits package

    Cons

    Fields operations jobs can have long or unpredictable hours, however these roles are well compensated

    Advice to Management

    Continue successful "The How Matters" focus, reinforcing the standard that Honesty, Fairness, Integrity and Respect are just as important as Results


  2. "Application Developer"

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

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow and learn. Great health care, dental, 401K, and HSA benefits.

    Cons

    A chunk of your paycheck goes to pension, whether you like it or not.

    Union Pacific Response

    Oct 9, 2017 – Manager, Digital & Social Media

    Union Pacific employees do not contribute to the company pension. It is fully paid by the company. Railroad employees do contribute to Railroad Retirement, which is a governmental program with... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people but culture changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good people and interesting work

    Cons

    Financial targets leading to poor personnel decisions


  4. "UP carman"

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

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Hours, rest days, working conditions


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Assistance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee Assistance Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Employee Assistance Manager in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely stable Fortune 500 Company. Very concerned for the safety of all employees
    . On a more micro level I had an extremely intelligent supervisor who was also a great manager of people.

    Cons

    So large of an employee base at HQ it was difficult to seen as exceptional unless able to manage the politics.

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater educational opportunities


  6. "Operations manager"

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    Current Employee - SSYO in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - SSYO in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel experience and salary advancement

    Cons

    Travel, quality of life , union agreements

    Advice to Management

    Better schedule


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Logistics in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Manager Logistics in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Work life balance.

    Cons

    Do not like the change in titles and levels and upcoming MRV analysis as well as the 2 layoffs in last 3 years

  8. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Service Operator (MSO) in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Service Operator (MSO) in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance is really great, especially if you have a family.
    Railroad retirement.
    Starting pay is great, given it’s an entry level position.
    You can can advance to other crafts over time such as apprenticeship to become a diesel mechanic, engineer, machinist, etc the list goes on.
    Discounts to health clubs (Gyms), purchasing vehicles, cell phones/plans, pet insurance, etc. they have a whole website to discounts for Union Pacific employees.
    Double Time on holidays.

    Cons

    No dental/or vision insurance until the first year of employment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Electrician"

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    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, pay is good and the work is easy.

    Cons

    Forced overtime is common. Forget about having Saturday/Sundays off unless you've worked there 20 years.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Union Pacific Railroad"

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

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement benefits 100% pay of top 5 years for employee and about 50% pay for spouse. medical is great based on contract negotiations between union and company.

    Cons

    Upper Management, no individual bonuses or incentives unless your a supervisor on up. Seniority based employment meaning your first few years could involve a lot of traveling or no work at all.

    Advice to Management

    Offer every employee a safety bonus based on personal performance not group performance. Annual safety bonus every year and longevity safety bonus given in 5 year increments.


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