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High pact - tense
Manager Locomotive Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 17, 2017
The management skills taught was good. The day begins with trying to catch up with previous shift production. The culture was safety sensitive and centered on employee empowerment.
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A Great place to work! I loved it.
welder and section foreman (Former Employee) –  Gering, NEJune 15, 2017
I loved working for the UP. It was a rewarding career. The people are what makes the Union Pacific a good place to work. Management has its ups and downs, but that is the way of the world.
Pros
Good pay and benefits.
Cons
If you don't mind hard work there are no cons.
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Discriminatory and Difficult
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJune 15, 2017
Not a good place to work. They discriminate against minority employees and consistently add additional responsibility without commensurate compensation. Management is mean spirited and entirely profit driven. They could care less about their employees.
Pros
None
Cons
Ra
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Over hired
Freight Conductor (Former Employee) –  Adams WisconsinJune 13, 2017
Over hired, furloughed / laid off, nearly on the spot. I mean, I understand the oil industry dropped out, but that doesn't mean you get rid of hundreds of workers.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Never home, no work
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Subject to call 24/7 365 days a year
Conductor/Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 10, 2017
You may work a day shift consisting of 12 hours to 20 hours, then after staying in a hotel until rested by law, be subject to call for same position in reverse role , to take train back to home terminal. Gone away from home most of the time.
Pros
Paid well for your time
Cons
What good is all the money in the world if you never have time or anyone to spend it with?
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Challenging and excellengt pay
conductor (Former Employee) –  Salem, ORJune 3, 2017
This company is a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for individuals who are willing and able to follow all rules and safety guidelines. Management is safety conscious and time oriented. Continuous work outdoors in extreme weather conditions. Uneven and rough terrain. All in all the work and hardship is worth the pay,
Pros
pay
Cons
weather
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Decent place to work
Systems Electrician/Diesel Electrician/ (Current Employee) –  IllinoisJune 2, 2017
Workplace culture isn't always positive but pay and benefits are good. Workday varies. Upper management doesn't listen to it's employees and their recommendations.
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Tough place to work for someone off the streets
Customer Service Trainer/Rep (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJune 2, 2017
Although my experience was relatively good,it was a tough place to work because of the seniority issues, dealing with the union, favoritism etc.

The benefits were great but the RR retirement was a bit much, especially since I knew I would never retire as a railroad employee.

Overall, it was a win as I made it work for me.
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Fast Pace environment
Manager Operations (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 31, 2017
The environment is very fast paced. Operations requires long hours often overnight. Different culture in the field than at headquarters. Lot's of room for advancement.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Work Life Balance
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Company Pays well
Conductor/GCOR Analysis Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 29, 2017
Pros ...Great pay /Operating Locomotives
Cons/ Poor management discriminates against minorities.
You are on call 24/7 and nobody cares about your family or personal life.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Poor management /work outside
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Great benefits
Conductor (Former Employee) –  MissouriMay 17, 2017
This job pays excellent when you are working. A lot of recent lay offs. Need a few years in to get a good bid. Overall great job though. Good people to work with
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Quasi Military Corporation building America for 150+ years
Senior General Attorney (Current Employee) –  Denver, COMay 16, 2017
A typical day starts early and may not end until late in the day.
I learned all about railroad operations, real estate and engineering. I made excellent friends. The leadership has changed. Workplace culture is all about safety and making sure everyone goes home to their families at the end of the day. Hardest part of the job is reductions in force. Saying goodbye to good people because their jobs are ending. The most enjoyable part of the job is the professionalism and camaraderie, working together to build America.
Pros
Good pay, even without a college degree. Good benefits. Great retirement.
Cons
Most people work long hours and wierd schedules.
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Was a great job, now I cant leave soon enough.
Employee (Current Employee) –  railroad city, USAMay 15, 2017
The new management regime is ruining employees work/life balance in order to deliver a bit more to the shareholders. They are removing all fringe benefits and adding discipline for attendance as well as electronic monitoring of employees. There is 0 sick or personal time and 0 vacation days for the first year. The culture has gone from workable to abysmal in my decade on the job.
Pros
stable paycheck
Cons
Everything else
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Professional environment to work in.
Big Data Business Analyst/Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEMay 15, 2017
Data-driven company with extremely professional environment to work in. Implementing a lot of niche technologies especially Hadoop Echo system. In terms of management, it is pretty old fashioned with traditional paradigms.
Pros
Niche Technologies
Cons
Old fashioned in terms of management
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Train Conductor
Train Conductor (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 13, 2017
Great job just never knew when I was going to work, always on call. always under the scrutiny of management always trying to find you failing to fallow the rules.
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Great people but hard to be passionate about railroading
Marketing & Sales (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEMay 13, 2017
Lots of emails and meetings all within a confined space at your cube if you are at the headquarters. culture is very conservative and traditional but the training offered is awesome
Pros
good pay and benefits
Cons
excessive taxes; too conservative and high stress
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Terrible place to work
Conductor/Switchman (Former Employee) –  Hermiston, ORMay 11, 2017
I seriously quit this job to become a cop.
I would rather take the chance of getting killed and dealing with degenerates all day rather than work here for this shady, terrible, greedy company.
Pros
Pay
Cons
no life, furloughs, "gonna get you" management, worthless unions, high union dues.
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Very Interesting and funplace to work
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 7, 2017
This is one of those careers I can have and wouldn't have o be paid for, I enjoyed every time that phone rang to get called to get my train. The thrill of putting together a train and knowing that it's done right and making it to and from your home terminal safely is a rush.
The most exciting time is driving at night, being your own boss.
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Great place to work
Sonthern Region Safety Facilitator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 7, 2017
Union Pacific is a great place to work. It is a retirement job with some of the best benefits in the country. If you ever have a chance to work at these company take it.
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Great pay and benefits
Conductor/switchman (Current Employee) –  Longview, TXMay 3, 2017
Lots of traveling & overnight stays involved
Always on call but able to monitor when your turn is coming up
Work most weekends and holidays
Able to work with new people each job
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Not able to build relationship with co-workers
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