Union Pacific

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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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Great Place to work
Total Safety Culture Coordinator / Electrician (Current Employee), Chicago, ILMarch 20, 2015
Benefits are fantastic. Transitioning culture with high retirement rate over next two years. Fantastic senior leadership with great vision.
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A wonderful company to work for. Outstanding leadership your teamor personnel that trained you are superb and well skilled in there field.
freight conductor (Former Employee), N Little Rock, ARMarch 18, 2015
Pros: all the benifits
Cons: walking up and down the tracks
The job is super and the people you work for are outstanding and well trained. the management is super the hardest part of the job is walking up and down the tracks.
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Good pay for hard work
Locomotive Mechanic (Former Employee), Burnham Locomotive House, Denver, COMarch 12, 2015
Good pay for hard work mostly in a work partner arrangement. Choose your partner wisely, or you'll be doing the most. Good benefits. Good training available. Learn as you go, from a more experienced partner.
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Retail operations
Switchman/Brakeman (Former Employee), Dexter, MOMarch 10, 2015
Pros: good pay and benefits
Cons: shift work every 5 days
Enjoyed job. Would still be there if they had not closed down their operations in Arkansas. Good benefits and pay. The cons were rotating shift work every 5 days.
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Employees are only a Number
Licensed Conductor and RCO operator (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 9, 2015
They hire you then after training they kick you to the curb because they hired too many people or something. Had a job quit that job for a railroad job completed their training then got furloughed now i don't have a job!!!
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Great experience, you can see our great country in a completly different point of view, while being paid!
Service Engineer/ Conductor (Former Employee), North Little Rock ArkansasMarch 2, 2015
Pros: travel and great co-workers
Cons: on-call at all times
Selecting to a specific train, and transported freight by rail. Management was excellent and professional at all times. I loved my co-workers great group of hard working men. Hardest part of the job was constantly being on-call not having a definitive work schedule. My most enjoyable aspect was traveling.
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Headquarters
1400 Douglas Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68179
Revenue
more than $10B (USD)
Employees
10,000+
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