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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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2.0
17%
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
Lance Fritz
667 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Work/life balance is not the best but constant improvements are being made/attempted(in 111 reviews)

  • "You get paid to be on call 24/7/365(in 73 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Make the Railroad Great Again"

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    Former Employee - Manager II of Yard Operations in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Salary, benefits, and promotion opportunities. - Gain extensive and prestigious management experience. - Large operations support network and resources. - If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

    Cons

    - Long Hours, unionized employees demand respect and everything under the stars but fail to return the same respect. - Work/life balance is not the best but constant improvements are being made/attempted. - Your experience will vary depending on your team and location.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep evolving to embrace change and build lasting relationships within the organization.

    Union Pacific2019-10-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible company but great pay"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay and retirement are great

    Cons

    Company does not care about employees, management has no clue, you never know when you are going to work so you can’t really have a life besides work and being tied to your phone

    Union Pacific2019-12-06
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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great career when I started."

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

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and retirement are top notch.

    Cons

    No more job security. Company keeps shutting down locations and laying off employees.

    Advice to Management

    Notify employees of the company situations before they get to work and find out they are being layed off/fired.

    Union Pacific2019-12-04
  5. "Safe, professional work experience"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team work, safety procedures, benefits.

    Cons

    I didn't encounter any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Safety First!

    Union Pacific2019-11-25
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Union Pacific"

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    Current Employee - Conductor in North Platte, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work Fun job Good people Ok equipment

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours Unrealistic expectations from management

    Union Pacific2019-11-23
  7. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Train Crew 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are on the top end

    Cons

    Work life balance. Plan on never being home and not being able to plan anything. Your on call 24/7. Being seniority based you never know which city you will be working out of.

    Union Pacific2019-11-19
  8. "Amazing place to work with great benefits and lots of opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay great benefits opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    Millennials coming into the workforce that cannot handle the hard work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

    Union Pacific2019-11-16
  9. "Long hours and huge territory"

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    Current Employee - Manager Terminal Operations 

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Monthly check clears the bank

    Cons

    Long hours no help until you mess up

    Union Pacific2019-11-14
  10. "Great retirement, if you can make it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Machinist in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great retirement, and competitive pay

    Cons

    Layoffs are frequent, and work weekends

    Union Pacific2019-11-12
  11. Helpful (3)

    "Safety-Safety-Safety"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Service Operator in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits along with training.

    Cons

    You are just a number...If business needs change your laid off or furloughed.Great people work here but beware of snitches and follow all rules to the letter.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the workers better..A train carrying 2+ million in commodity.The worker makes nothing in comparison.

    Union Pacific2019-11-08
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