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Union Pacific Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great training pay and benefits (in 75 reviews)

  • Great benefits and retirement pacakage (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Work - Life balance is terrible (in 66 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 52 reviews)

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  1. "Union Pacific Lacks Ethics, Innovation & Customer Value"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, On site food options

    Cons

    Strategy at the company has changed from a focus on the customer to a sole focus on profitability. Marketing and Sales, Supply, and HR lack any focus on innovation, a focus on employee value, and a focus on personal ethics. Management sole focus is personal survival and will sell out employees and peers to remain in positions. Customers are being given a lower value service offering at higher prices.

    Advice to Management

    Return to a dual focus on improving delivered freight service and profitability.


  2. "no pride in who they hire"

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

    I have been working at Union Pacific full-time

    Pros

    its a job and pays

    Cons

    surrounded by people who didn't earn their job

    Advice to Management

    na

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company Culture Has Changed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great long term company. Always be opportunities

    Cons

    Culture has changed within last 3 years


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Case Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and great Pay and possible great career

    Cons

    They don't care about the employees! Poor Management with bad judgement. Even the Union participate on this game. They let you alone!

    Advice to Management

    Turn around by 180 degree and make it right! Learn the railroading from the basics. Even the CEO Lance doesn't care about you. The letters I wrote was not handled correctly. They are not interested to boost their image in the public.
    Go with the Union an dmake a better agreement


  5. "Warehouseman"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours and expecially overtime

    Cons

    Company needs to be more time management


  6. "Good company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job opportunities within the company and room to advance career.

    Cons

    Senior employees encouraged to retire.


  7. "Conductor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in North Platte, NE
    Former Employee - Freight Conductor in North Platte, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unions are the only pros to this job. Without them this company would eat you up and spit you out.

    Cons

    To much to write in this space.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being yes men

  8. "Good Company. Conservative Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Omaha, NE
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Retirement benefits

    Cons

    Conservative culture and politics.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Does not care about Employees, only Money"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They do have a pension - unless they decide to get rid of it - which I heard they are considering.

    Cons

    After almost 12 yrs with no bad reviews - I was laid off with no warning. Now I hear they are struggling because all these people laid off, had no transition of their jobs. So the people left behind have no idea how to do the jobs that STILL need to be done.

    Advice to Management

    I blame upper management - they care more for $$$$$ than the employees. Good luck doing the jobs - without employees. Everyone left is afraid they are next.


  10. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union Pacific has excellent benefits and pay / bonuses. It is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Lay-offs have occurred recently and it appears that additional reductions will likely happen in the future as major software projects are completed and they no longer need the people.


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