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Updated Jan 19, 2022

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2.1
18%
Recommend to a Friend
13%
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
Lance Fritz
1,209 Ratings
Pros
  • "Easy, No micro mgmt, good pay & benefits(in 271 reviews)

  • "The job has great pay and benefits(in 241 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Cooperate politics, work life balance is not great(in 163 reviews)

  • "constant fear of being furloughed(in 120 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Job

      Oct 26, 2021 - Analyst in Omaha, NE
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great management, hours, culture. and community.

      Cons

      Some of the work can be monotonous and routine at times

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good home time.

      Jan 17, 2022 - Class A Truck Driver 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Benefits , Pay, Good home time.

      Cons

      Mirco Management seems to be the way around here.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Meger benefits

      Jan 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Medical benefits are above average. If you can stay here 30 years Railroad retirement is much better than social security.

      Cons

      No sick days. No company match 401K. Work weekends. Work most holidays. No shift differential for off shifts. Work outside in all weather. Contracts are dragged out for years and pay increases do not keep up with inflation. Costco has better benefits.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Opportunity

      Dec 31, 2021 - Senior Manager Human Resources in Omaha, NE
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Opportunity to try many new paths

      Cons

      The pace of work can be relentless

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Dec 22, 2021 - Quality Assurance Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Company, Environment, Culture, People, and Exciting Work

      Cons

      None, great place to work

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      work life

      Dec 21, 2021 - Railroad Conductor 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good money, good retirement, good benefits

      Cons

      terrible work life balance, long hours, management is always watching 24/7

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Archaic thought processes and employee relations

      Jan 16, 2022 - Conductor 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The pay is decent and you meet some good people working here.

      Cons

      There is no stability. The benefits are steadily eroding. Reduced headcount means more hours at work performing additional duties with increased pressure from supervisors to turn lead into gold. Steadily assets, equipment, manpower and infrastructure is being mothballed to keep stocks high resulting in increased pressure on existing work groups to maintain an industry with self inflicted mortal wounds. These people feel they own you once you are here. Your grandfather passed away? Sorry not covered under bereavement, better show up to work. Sick with COVID? Better burn up your vacation or collect unemployment. Kids are graduating? Cool, hope they enjoy the ceremony without you. You will most likely work every holiday, and for at least 20 years only have a weekend off when you take vacation. For 30+ years you are a piece of equipment. Once you accept that, you come to understand why this place does nothing to help the work life balance.

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      There asking the workers to recruit people. It's that bad

      Jan 16, 2022 - Locomotive Engineer in Eagle Pass, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay and retirement if you dont die first from no life and the stress from working here .

      Cons

      They deny work claims they punish you for calling in sick or for caring for family that is sick .you got 28 points to stay under if you a road guy or a yard guy its 8 points no matter week or weekend layoff .extra board guys get 3 points weekdays and 5 points weekends and the weekend starts on friday .ends on sunday .I would not recommend this job to my worst enemy. They want new blood in all crafts but never tell new employees that there time is limited. They will cut all conductors on road leave a bare minimum in yard contract out what they can and one day they will kiss the government you know what for autonomous trains .this is not a career job anymore. I'm very serious. Stay away from this company. Your better off anywhere else.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Ok job

      Dec 10, 2021 - Manager of Signal Maintenance in Fresno, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Freedom when not being micro management.

      Cons

      Questionable leadership is the best way to describe it

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Worst Employer? Might not be an exaggeration

      Jan 14, 2022 - Senior Manager in Omaha, NE
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Incredible history. Railroad retirement, if you can hang on A lot of great people still holding on to their jobs Pay and benefits used to be good, and this job market will eventually bring it back.

      Cons

      Management is trying to squeeze every drop of "productivity" with as few employees as possible, which means long hours, high workloads and not enough people to do the work. Careers can be unstable, as they abruptly alternate between mass hiring (because they need more work done) and mass firing (because stockholders demand more profits) Toxic culture throughout the entire company

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    18% of Union Pacific employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Union Pacific 1.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 1.8 for culture and values and 2.1 for career opportunities.

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