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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
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Pros
  • Great training pay and benefits (in 64 reviews)

  • Great benefits and retirement pacakage (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not always the greatest (in 53 reviews)

  • If you work over the road there is no schedule you are literally on call 24/7 which can get a bit tricky with family life (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Manager in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance at headquarters. Competitive salary

    Cons

    sometimes rigid and "old culture"


  2. "Great Company full of lifers!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Strategic Sourcing in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Director Strategic Sourcing in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People are great
    Company overall values are second to none
    Salary is very comparable and has a pension

    Cons

    Not much movement
    Little too political at times

    Advice to Management

    I would say we should do more to retain millennials


  3. "diesel locomotive lead electrician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Stable work, they supply tools.

    Cons

    Days off based on seinority. Takes years to earn longer vacation time. Make much less than I did as construction electrician


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  5. "Conductor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Health Insurance, gym membership

    Cons

    No work life balance, can get bumped halfway across the state at a moments notice


  6. "Thru-Freight Conductor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Thru-Freight Conductor in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Thru-Freight Conductor in South Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Schedule is on-call 365/24/7 and you typically work 12 hours+ every day

    Advice to Management

    Working people so hard and not allowing them their earned Personal Leave days, claiming you don't have the manpower - after you cut people from the boards to make sure everyone works every single day. It's not safe and that's why you don't have enough people to work, once again. That and the railroad spends $40,000 trying to hire you and the rest of your career trying to fire you.


  7. "Manager of Yard Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager of Yard Operations in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Manager of Yard Operations in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Zero work life balance and poor development of leaders. Too much of a control and demand environment

    Advice to Management

    Develop, recognize and value cross functional experiences of employees.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "This is review as an exempt (salaried) employee."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pension, 401k, gym at HQ or contracted facilities elsewhere, advancement opportunities, ability to move between departments, bonuses, good relocation package, HQ building is beautiful

    Cons

    company sometimes seems too concerned with reducing costs without thinking of long term consequences. Can be very political at HQ. Many offices outside HQ are old and run down.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do better competing with other companies on benefits and salaries. Attracting higher quality employees and keeping current employees by spending a little more will save money in the long run by reducing turnover and improving productivity.


  9. "employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work, great people, great pay, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    management is very aggressive towards finding infractions to meet their monthly goals


  10. "Senior financial analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very solid people. Great focus on career development.

    Cons

    I actually left in 1998, but that was not a selection option.


  11. "Great Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and benifits. You see lots of places with the travel that you normally wouldn't see

    Cons

    Gone Too Much, Poor Management

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and have more structure and clarity for employees



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