Union Pacific

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Great Job If You Like On Call!
Conductor (Former Employee), Altoona, WIApril 28, 2015
Pros: Freedom to make choices out on the road, pay, benifits, etc.
Cons: No home time.
Like it says if you like to be on call 24/7 this is the job for you. When you get a call you have 3 hours to get to work, once there you find out where your train is at get all paperwork done job brief with your engineer/conductor as to the work to be preformed. Ask the foot board yard master if you have a pick up or set out of current cars on the incoming train. If so pick up or set out to tracks that the foot board tells you to then get a track warrant and blast off. This is a great job if there is alot of freight, however your job is never secure. Management cuts jobs left and right, they like to run the boards thin which is great if you have the seniorty to hold that position because you make great money but your home time is non exsistent. When frieght is busy you tie up at your terminal and then get 10 hours of undisturbed rest then your game to be called at 10.01 hours of rest. As I said if its busy don't plan on seeing your kids much, however the pay is well worth it!!!
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has great benefits
Certified Conductor (Current Employee), Kansas City MoApril 23, 2015
Pros: benefits/pay
Cons: lifestyle/family
Hired out in oct 2014 with the intentions of full time work. As of now I am not getting that option. The company is a leader in transportation and just like any company, they hit lows.
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Safety sensitive position requiring situational awareness and ongoing skill development.
Freight train conductor (Former Employee), Omaha, NEApril 23, 2015
Pros: Good pay and benefits.
Cons: Long hours away from home.
The position of freight train conductor was an on-call, 24/7 job requiring off-duty rest by law and requiring alertness and attention to detail when at work. Trust and confidence in co-workers is essential to safely moving a train. The sometimes unexpected hours can at times be difficult to navigate, but experience and common sense go far in adjusting to the needs of the industry. Working outdoors was a great experience. Adjusting to changing weather conditions and all the complications that could result was challenging.
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Good Company
Manager of Operations (Former Employee), Omaha, NEApril 22, 2015
Pros: Safety first
Cons: Ethical behavior of Management
Always checked for compliance and safe practices. Fast-paced environment. Management varies. Co-workers vary. Hardest part of the job was the variability in processes. The most enjoyable part was the employees.
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UPRR
Conductor (Current Employee), St PaulApril 22, 2015
Pros: Pay
Cons: On call 24/7
Interesting job, no day is the same. Working on call 24/7 is not for everyone. Great people to work with. Hardest part is getting a 2 am call. Most enjoyable part, your coworkers
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Great benefits but no job security
Engineer / Conductor (Current Employee), Houston, TXApril 21, 2015
Pros: medical benifits
Cons: Job security
By following the company's policy, we transport customers products safely and efficient. I've learned all the requirements to be a certified conductor. Also with a promotion I've learned all the requirements to be a certified locomotive engineer. When working with coworkers as a team to get the job done, it is very important to have communication and trust in each other. The hardest part of the job is worrying about losing your job. From there massive layoffs to holding you accountable for someone else's negligence because you were working together. The best part is the medical benefits it has for your family.
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great job
Fireman / Oiler (Current Employee), North Platte, NEApril 20, 2015
wash , stock , fuel, and sand locomotives , great management , great co workers, hard part make builds and funest job put in hvac
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hard job
Engineer/Conductor (Former Employee), Northlake, ILApril 16, 2015
this is a very demanding job on yor life, health, and time. anyone with a family has to know you may not see them too often but you will be making alot of money
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Great Company
Manager Truck Brokerage Sales (Current Employee), Omaha, NEApril 15, 2015
Pros: Training, pay, benefits, management, on-site gym, on-site cafeteria, on-site clinic and pharmacy
I have been employed by numerous fortune 500 organizations. Union Pacific is by far the best that I have worked for. The organization invests heavily into its workforce and infrastructure. These investments have led to above average profitability growth, which is shared with employees through bonuses and stock.
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great place to work!
conductor (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOApril 11, 2015
Pros: all
Cons: none
I gained a great deal of conductor experience, I believe I can handle anything the railroad has to give me now that I have worked for such a great company.
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great job
Locomotive Engineer (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNApril 7, 2015
Pros: great pay
Cons: no life
great job,greatest people to work with met people from all walks of life, truly one of the greatest expereinces of my life
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Long hours, Dangerous job
Freight Conductor (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WIApril 7, 2015
Pros: Good pay
Cons: All hours, in all areas, no rest.
Work various hours and shifts. Working with heavy equipment in all weather conditions. All the time you are to be on call.
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great job for single individuals
Locomotive Engineer (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOApril 2, 2015
Pros: money
Cons: home time
good money not a lot of time at home. Safety is first priority. The people are great to work with. The biggest drawback was being able to spend time with kids, therefore causing problems in the family dynamics.
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Very challenging job, but no set stability
Conductor (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZApril 1, 2015
I love the job itself, it is very challenging and pushes me everyday. Due to over hiring I am being laid off for an undetermined amount of time. Do to the constant on call schedule and the not knowing my future there I am seeking out something a little more stable.
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PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE WITH LONG HOURS AWAY FROM HOME
Engineer (Current Employee), Monroe, LAMarch 31, 2015
Pros: EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTHCARE
Cons: LONG HOURS, UNDISTURBED REST, LIVE BY THE PHONE
A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK STARTS WITH CREW CALLER GIVEN YOU YUR JOB AND TRAIN ID SO YOU CAN BE AT THE TERMINAL AT SPECIFIED TIME TO TAKE CONSUMER GOODS TO THE NEXT TERMINAL - CREW CHANGE POINT.
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Tough
Conductor (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TXMarch 26, 2015
Pros: insurance
Cons: schedule
This job requires working all hours of the night with no definite work schedule until you've been there many many years.
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Great place to work and focused on safety
Diesel Electrician (Current Employee), Melrose Park, ILMarch 26, 2015
Union Pacific is a great company that makes safety a priority. The hiring process is thorough and ensures that new hires get a good understanding of the companies goals and values.
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Poor
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee), Bloomington CAMarch 23, 2015
Pros: tools and resources are very available.
Cons: non personal work environment.
Scheduling classes and preparation. Training fellow electricians in classroom and hands on. Learned technical aspects and training of Locomotives. Management is multi tiered. Love working with hands on projects and seeing a person have what is called and ah-ha moment. The time when a person shows a intuitive showing that you taught them something.
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just a statistic
Conductor (Current Employee), Pueblo, COMarch 23, 2015
your are a number and nothing more, they spend most of their day trying to fire you, managment has no respect for the employees trying to do their work. not an ideal place to work.
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fun
Groundsmen/Hostler Operator-Outdoor (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMarch 20, 2015
overall a great place to work however its very time consuming you cant plan anything because you never know your days off
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Headquarters
1400 Douglas Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68179
Revenue
more than $10B (USD)
Employees
10,000+
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