Union Pacific Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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1.9
13%
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
Lance Fritz
915 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits, rewarding work(in 200 reviews)

  • "Great Pay and Benefits for working families(in 184 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance is not that great(in 133 reviews)

  • "The company expects employees to be on call 24/7 365 days a year(in 92 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Jobs Overall"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diesel Electrician in Livonia, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Decent compensation and excellent benefits. Great retirement program.

    Cons

    Inefficient and frustrating, at times. Precision railroading has left us without enough manpower.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nobody Quits"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yardmaster 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. TE&Y can expect $50-$100k in first year (you will work hard for it). College reimbursement. Most of the time it is a fun job! Good people but lots of whining.

    Cons

    On call. Them Vs. Us Culture (getting better). Demanding. Attendance policy gets some disapproval from most.

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  3. "No comment"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Burlington, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Not great place to work

    Cons

    Constant relocation and changing of guidelines.

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  4. "Ok"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Sheridan, AR

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Lay off to much don’t care about employees

  5. "its great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pacifica, CA

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    its great it really is

    Cons

    its can have alot of struggles.

  6. "Great company to Have worked for"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great retirement (Not from Union Pacific), decent medical coverage, 8 hours with 2 continuous rest days

    Cons

    Shift work based on seniority, People with 20+ years of service can't have weekends off. Fortune 500 company that does not match 401k. You work holidays, no sick time and PTO is lacking, advancement opportunities are dwindling

  7. "UP"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Director in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    significant opportunity for advancement wide variety of positions in various fields great pay and benefits for hard workers

    Cons

    not exceptionally diverse uncertain security from time to time

  8. "Good"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Signal Maintainer 

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and retirement

    Cons

    long hours a lot traveling

  9. "Salary"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Big Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and great people

    Cons

    Work a lot lazy employees

  10. "Good career - good benefits"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, autonomy, the opportunity to change things and make leadership decisions

    Cons

    24/7 lifestyle. Because the work never stops it is hard to be away from phone calls.

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