UPRR
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Not for the weak and or the homebody. Required spending a lot of time away from home. Worked all hours of the day and night, 24/7. I enjoyed the challenges of operating locomotives and trains. I preferred road jobs over working in the rail yard. The scenery and changes of the seasons was nice and enjoyable. Met coworkers from diverse backgrounds
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Worst place to work for. I would not recommend Union Pacific for employment. Upper management only cares about stockholders. They cut everybody’s pay except their own and wouldn’t cut stockholders prices because that was their bonuses
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None
Cons
Terrible health care. No job security
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after a few years pay gets good. 95% of the people you work with are good folks, so they do a good job of hiring in that manner. lower management act like a police squad, rather then helping things operate smoothly like a normal company
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I’m just looking for more opportunities from another company, the uprr has changed drastically and I’m not sure I’ll fit into their management program going forward
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The company doesn’t have a work life balance. It is far the worst company I have ever worked for. People are not trust worthy. Avoid this disappointment of employment!
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It provided fory family for my family for 36 years. I enjoy the first 20years but it got to be tence my last 15 because too much work and mo help to get it done.
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Sounds fun I enjoyed the railroad it has changed a lot they care more about the shareholders than the employees I wish it was like old times I want an employer that cares about employees
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Being on call 24/7 is a hard schedule to maintain with a young family. Good job for a single person or no responsibilities. Seniority based work so sometimes you have to chase the job.
Pros
good benefits and retirement
Cons
hours
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if you want to ruin your life, and work for a company that cares absolutely nothing about its people, then this is the job for you, travel thousands of miles risking life and limb,and immediately go to work fatigued and work back breaking 80-100 hrs in a week. then drive over a thousand miles in a day, get a few days off, and do it again, year after year,as you watch your family grow without you and usually end in divorce,then yes my friend this is the job for you. the only thing good i can say about the job is some of the friends i've made along the way there,and the many different cultures i got to experience.
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traveling to places i've never seen
Cons
management
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I feel it is not my place to say if they are good or bad I have worked for them for 13 years and have made some very good friends and been to most states in the western half of the US
Pros
have worked 8 days on 7 off
Cons
night work
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Typical work day was being called 24/7for work on call bases work with conductors and management to move trains, on a safe and on timel basis... work with Industries and customers for the railroad . And execute safety with other employees and myself.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Being on call 24/7
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started with sprr then uprr - sprr was a better employer - there was a lot training that went with job - we started out as an 6 member crew and when i retired only two crew members remained
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours 24/7 job
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Typical day was to start with multiple conference calls through the morning. Then set the coal loading plans with internal staff, external managers and also coal mines. Plans could and would change throughout the day so diverting trains to other mines to meet the loading goal.
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I have been with UPRR for 25 years, Having seen the direction management is going and the shift in company direction it would be very difficult to recommend UPRR to a friend. It is good money and so far the benefits package is nice,
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money, insurance
Cons
your just a number, no family or life on lifes terms is considered antmore
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Very stressful, I monitor alarms on switches and positive train control and dispatcher radios, microwave site, routers and switched(cisco) any thing that has to do with the network operations. Very busy, very fast paced and micro managers looking over your shoulder all the time. If I make a mistake lives and money could be lost. I like the work but sometimes just too stressful.
Pros
Knowing that I'm making a difference
Cons
Micro, micro manager on third shift
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ok but denver boss was not for gj .I liked to work in gj , it is grate work ,out doors wide range of work to do but all the employes got laid off.i think when gj reopens it would be a grate place to work .
Pros
pay
Cons
time
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Nothing fast paced, great place to work and great benifits. After starting family needed something more practical for working day shift and not working holidays
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Retired 37 plus years Poplar Bluff Mo St. Louis Mo Desoto Mo Kansas City Mo Kansas City Ks Relocated four separate times for different jobs Telegrapher clerk, Agent at remote locations, Billing Clerk, Warehouse locations with fork lift training all sizes, Office clerk, Shipping Clerk, Crew hauling to and from trains in KCMetro area
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UPRR provided me with a fantastic career experience from inception to the sale and closure of the company in June, 2015.
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Always bringing new tools and technology into the IT group, IT manager are also very adaptive to changing technological world.
Pros
Learn railroad business here.
Cons
Moving to other department for change is difficult.
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great place to work..really liked the schedule..Alot of the work is quite physical, which was good. Liked the challenge.. Unfortunately, my job was abolished..
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