UPRR Employee Reviews
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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
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
Terrible health care. No job security
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
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.
traveling to places i've never seen
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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.
Being on call 24/7
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.
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,
your just a number, no family or life on lifes terms is considered antmore
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.
Knowing that I'm making a difference
Micro, micro manager on third shift
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