Pros: working and running heavy equipment; travel; co-workers
Cons: no advancement; healthcare;
Through the years of working at Union Pacific Railroad, I got to learn a great number of things and work with great people. One of the most exciting things to do is to run the Spike Machine. I worked with replacing ties.
The downside was after working there for more than 17 years, as much as I tried for advancement, I was never given the opportunity for one. Therefore, my pay would never change.