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Updated January 15, 2018
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Union Pacific President & CEO Lance Fritz
Lance Fritz
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  • Work - Life balance is terrible (in 70 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 54 reviews)

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  1. "It Business Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work with

    Cons

    None at the time that I worked there.


  2. "Traincrew"

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    Former Employee - Train Crew in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Train Crew in Cheyenne, WY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy money job. You get paid for the schedule inconvenience.

    Cons

    Schedule and constant conflicts with rules.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with excellent benefits and pay"

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

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Extensive training for train crew personnel.
    Great team working environment.

    Cons

    Human resources could care less about retention.
    Local management does not give any backing or support to train crew or mechanical crews.
    Lack of communication between HR, yard managers, maintenance of way, national dispatch.

    Advice to Management

    Leniency of 1% point on a test score to be terminated after shelling out $40k in training and recruitment. Not savvy for retention or shareholders.


  4. "Train Crew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    The Benefits are very nice,

    Cons

    You must work on call.


  5. "Transportation"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor of Yard Operation in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Supervisor of Yard Operation in Alexandria, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, great opportunity bonus

    Cons

    Long hours long hours long hours

    Advice to Management

    It’s a safer railroad when the supervisors are rested


  6. "Great place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Information Security Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and passionate people always willing to help
    Encouraged to learn not only your job but all aspects of the business
    Good benefits

    Cons

    A lot of politics to get anything done - slow moving
    IT culture is dated
    Training budget is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Compensation appears to be mostly time gated rather than merit based. This methodology leads to discontent in high performing individuals who inevitably find higher paying opportunities elsewhere.


  7. "Conductor / Switchman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, great people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Hours, layoffs, furloughs - everything else seems okay.

  8. "Engineering/Business Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Union Pacific as an intern

    Pros

    Great mentor, Great Project, Lots of resource

    Cons

    Lots of projects, Better management team


  9. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Nice working environment

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance, company works 24/7/365


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager Yard Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    RR Retirement is great if you can last 30 years. Large company who will be around for a long time

    Cons

    Poor quality of life for operations managers. Expect 50+ hours a week standard

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee morale on union and management side to drastically improve efficiency in rail yards


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