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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great training pay and benefits (in 64 reviews)

  • Great benefits and retirement pacakage (in 47 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. "evil empire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    decent pay but not enough for what they require of you

    Cons

    expect to be owned by this company


  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. "Learning Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement and health benifits.
    Great discounts on gym memberships, cars, products you get a retirement plan for you spouse

    Cons

    Too many layoffs. Pay is to low for the living cost of california. They won't honor legitimate claims. Alot of antiquated business practices.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay. More training and listen to feedback for the people who get trains moving daily.


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  5. "Recent college grads"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fair and nice workout facility.

    Cons

    No flextime, poor management, no advancement

    Advice to Management

    Look at all employees not just Senior level and up.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Seniority based. The longer your there the less you do. Your just a body."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Section Truck Driver in Hermiston, OR
    Former Employee - Section Truck Driver in Hermiston, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. I hated working here.

    Cons

    Name It. Seniority based so the more seniority you have the less you do. I worked on a gang of 30 and maybe 5 people worked.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to Warren Buffet before you go under.


  7. "Analyst - Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good employee development programs
    Nice people

    Cons

    Very conservative culture
    Low starting pay

    Advice to Management

    Implement more flexible schedules and promote work life balance.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "diesel locomotive lead electrician"

    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
    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


  9. "Conductor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer/Conductor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer/Conductor in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fellowship, pay is above average for educational requirement, good benefits

    Cons

    No home life, constantly worried about getting fired by managers that are required to have failures during field tests.

    Advice to Management

    Change in culture to promote a more conducive environment of continuous improvement. The knowledge of the workers needs to be a point of opportunity to implement improvements instead of disregarding their inputs. Get out of the Crystal Palace and see what life is like on the railraod and how management abuses their power to make goals at a additional cost to labor.


  10. "Conductor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  11. "Thru-Freight Conductor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.



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