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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
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Pros
  • Great training pay and benefits (in 73 reviews)

  • Great benefits and retirement pacakage (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Management has zero work life balance (in 60 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 50 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Finance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Solid company, good benefits and smart people

    Cons

    Old school structure, need to be more flexible

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits with consistent work

    Cons

    Overworked, under staffed, the work is unappreciated

    Advice to Management

    Stop undercutting your staff and piling the responsibilities of those cut onto those still employed. Quit looking to cut first. Increase the moral and ethics by allowing people to have normal lives like rest days off and holidays. Strong arm tactics do not work. It creates resentment


  4. "Manager Operating Practices"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Senior Leadership. Great employees.

    Cons

    None None None None None

    Advice to Management

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  5. "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.


  6. "Employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New technology for software development

    Cons

    Uncertain future for IT jobs

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth


  7. "Awesome place to work, excellent people,"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work the team does truly Builds America, and has an impact on the entire country. The men and women of Union Pacific are dedicated to serve.

    Cons

    The changing work and business environment requires the team to be cognizant of competitors actions with respect to work force and has subjected UP to corporate downsizing.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Demanding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager of Yard Operations in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Manager of Yard Operations in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    Good Salary, but 60 hour weeks are the norm

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance
    Little to no information flow
    Junior manager's ideas not taken seriously


  9. "Everything I needed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, job security with seniority.

    Cons

    Furloughs, work a lot, time away from home.

    Advice to Management

    With with the crews, not against them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you get hired and keep away from furlough. The healthcare benefits are really hard to beat. Pay for the majority of the employees is above par.

    Cons

    There is too much expectation of their management team. The ration of field employees per manager is about 85:1. There could be more stock options for employees, bonuses, and trinkets to boost morale. Coaching employees is more along the lines of being a police officer, verse a coach to help learn and improve, it's about their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the employees to work, let them know when they are performing well, being safe, don't go to the field training handing out tickets and expecting to have good morale, good attitudes, and a sense of ownership when the employees are constantly feeling attacked. Keep employees around with experience and build off of them.


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