Questions and Answers about Union Pacific

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How are the working hours?

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6:Am to 6pm

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365 24/7 12 hours requires 10 hours off, 6 days straight requires 48 hours off.

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24/7 365. No sleep schedule and no vacation time for 1 year

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UPRR is a 24/7, 365 day a year operation. We never close. Many jobs are "on call" which means no set schedule. Hours on duty may be federally regulated and time off is difficult to forecast. This explains the high pay.

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Condensed working halves, 80-96+ hrs per working half which is 8 days straight, 6-8 days home, twice a month. Essentially work half the year, this is for a System position which travels throughout the Midwest.

Answered - Railroad Machine Operator (Current Employee) - Midwest

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Hours vary 8 to 12 to 15 to as much as 20. all depends

Answered - Conductor/Switchman (Current Employee) - Northlake, IL

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40 hours per week

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Hours are good if you are in a protected class. Outside of Omaha, you may be required to work 60 pt 70 hours per week, but on a down low basis where you should not tell anyone how much you work

Answered - Trainmaster (Former Employee) - Salt Lake City, UT

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Horrible as well as conditions

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No set schedule you will go to work at anytime... whenever the phone rings you have 2 hrs to report to work 24/7/365

Answered - Conductor (Former Employee) - Coffeyville, KS

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