Union Pacific

Working at Union Pacific: Company Overview and Reviews

Union Pacific
Union Pacific
2.8
2088 reviews
Union Pacific Ratings
2.8
Average rating of 2088 reviews on Indeed
2.3Work-Life Balance
3.9Pay & Benefits
2.4Job Security & Advancement
2.3Management
2.6Culture
Headquarters
1400 Douglas Street Omaha, Nebraska 68179
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
More than $10B (USD)
Industry
Transport and Freight

Popular jobs at Union Pacific

 Average SalarySalary Range
1 salary reported
$26.00
per hour
$13.00-$39.00
6 salaries reported
$32.61
per hour
$16.30-$48.95
15 salaries reported
$63,833
per year
$31,000-$96,000
10 salaries reported
$89,000
per year
$36,000-$157,000
9 salaries reported
$31.14
per hour
$15.55-$46.75
Salary Satisfaction
70%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 2423 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

Union Pacific Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Union Pacific

1.0
Master Control Operator | Kansas City, MO | Jan 7, 2020
Conductor, Footboard Yardmaster
The idea of senior employees (20 plus years) are absolutely not taken into consideration. If you offer suggestions on how to work safer, or more efficiently such as needing locomotives that can actually stop when you apply the breaks, or complain about the leaking oil, or even leaking gas from locomotives (Nov, 2019), you are told to use the unsafe equipment or you will be terminated for insubordination. The great managers are kept in low level positions. Sad to say, but many of my coworkers including myself feel bad for these truly personable, self driven great leaders who because they do not push crews to the local high level managements standards, are kept at a low position. They should be the highest paid managers, instead they are denied promotions (already two rounds of cuts and demotions due to restructuring for management). The AVERAGE TIME for new managers before they LEAVE the company is ONE YEAR. It has been this way for years, and Mr. Frtiz as well as his executive team have not intention of fixing the issues that DRIVE AWAY TALENTED MANAGERS. Please, do not join here being a manager and be forced to move to some far away, small town city where the company needs you- ALL TO HAVE YOUR POSITION CUT. PLEASE- do not apply to be a conductor, or anything mechanical as the UP has stated they are trying to REDUCE CREW STARTS, which means less trains, which means the need for less employees. The Union Pacific has publicly stated they are PLANNING FOR AUTOMATED TRAI
1.0
Controls Engineer | North Little Rock, AR | Apr 8, 2020
no moral
there is little to no moral at UP and the company does not care and the company is more worried about money than safety and peoples lives. If the company would go back to caring about the employee verses just looking at them as a number then it would be a better place to work.
1.0
Welder | Roseville, CA | Dec 1, 2019
RXR is losing its reputation
Management and union are working together to eliminate union workers and hire contractors to do all work. Benefits now cost employees and will retroactively charge for even unused insurance from labor agreement raises. This is the same illegal behavior that created the need for unions in the first place. Sad how corrupt the union has become, always siding with the company and never with the union employees employees
3.0
Machine Operator | Omaha, NE | May 3, 2021
Alright workplace
The railroad is hard tome on your family flagging is best way to make money and max out your railroad retirement if your looking to advance your career into management good luck if your Black.
ProsMoney/railroad retirement
ConsBlack people don’t get promoted often
5.0
Machinist | Kansas City, MO | Nov 2, 2019
Good company
Union Pacific is a good company , need to involve personel or keep them informed when new material is going to need attention, job postings, locomotive training. And keep employees informed.
4.0
Conductor | Stockton, CA | Oct 16, 2019
N/a no comment on up currently
N/a no comment on up good for a single person or a person with no kids. Great pay but lately the raise in living cost has lowered that. Seniority is rough also as it can cause speratic pay cycles
1.0
Forman | Kansas City, MO | Jan 20, 2020
no job secuirty
they furlough employees with no notice, management is looking to fire union employees for any reason they can come up with, you are on call 24/365 and they call you to work anytime they need, they will only give you 10 hours at home before being called to your next shift that can be anywhere from 8 to 48 hours long, they pay and benefits are good when you are working but you never know how long that will last, there are guys who have worked there for 12years how are currently furloughed and have to find a new job, some employees where given only 2 days notice that they where being let go and the shop was being closed. UP brings in billions of dollars in profit each year and does not invest any of it growing the company or improving the equipment or in keeping employees. profits to wall street employees can sleep in the street is there motto.
1.0
Coach | Chicago, IL | Dec 17, 2019
Great Compensation
I'll be honest, if you as a job seeker is looking for a job where putting in a tremendous amount of hours will compensate you greatly, then this is the job for you. However,they will furlough you quickly. They do not care about your family. There is no job security. The retirement is GREAT as long as they don't get rid of it. The management needs a tremendous makeover (in diversity as well as attitude). BUT, the money is great as long as you work long hours. To be honest, if u have a job paying good money already, with excellent benefits, and a decent work/life/home balance STAY WHERE YOU ARE.
3.0
Executive Assistant/Office Manager | Omaha, NE | Aug 18, 2017
Stressful Culture/lack of communication from upper management
Seems like you work to excel however we are constantly threatened with layoffs. I feel that I am given excess amount of work, and not compensated for the extra work. This is a company of who you know and who you are friends with. If management likes you/are friends with you, you excel and advance.
Prosbenefits
1.0
Signal Maintainer | Salt Lake City, UT | Oct 8, 2020
Should have never left my old job, lost 10yrs on UP
The only thing I got to take from this place is the families I made with fellow brothers. All you are is just a number. There is a reason why UP made it as the worst company to work for. You can work hard and put in 110%, but the guy that only puts in 5% and has more time on you matters. Place is not good for a family too. Can rip you apart, because all they care about is the shareholders and those bonuses. It will derail fast, and not be pretty. Public needs to look both ways anytime around a UP train. They aren’t safe anymore.
ProsBenifits
ConsTreatment, job security, always watching your back

Questions And Answers about Union Pacific

If you were in charge, what would you do to make Union Pacific a better place to work?
Asked Feb 12, 2019
Show way more support to the local management and the people on the ground. All the upper management does is threaten your job everyday.
Answered Dec 5, 2020
Not hire people to furlough them
Answered Nov 14, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Union Pacific?
Asked Nov 30, 2018
Don't go to the interview. Find something else, especially if you have a family you want to be there for. You won't have a decent day off for at minimum 10 years, you'll work holidays for years and years. I was a diesel electrician there, been furloughed for almost 2 years now. That place sucks!!!!!
Answered Nov 13, 2020
Don't show up for the interview seek other employment
Answered Mar 11, 2020
How flexible are your working hours at Union Pacific?
Asked Mar 20, 2020
Not flexible at all. Every thing is based on seniority and you never know what hours you work until you have been there for a long time.
Answered Dec 5, 2020
On call 24/7/365
Answered Nov 14, 2020
What is a typical day like for you at Union Pacific?
Asked Mar 20, 2020
It depends on your job title. If you are train crew are you working on the road boards or are you in the yards switching cars. Most days you will spend building trains on a three person crew or a two person remote locomotive. Your day will start with getting ready and having 20 min to get out the door and start working and if you take a longer then that the manager on duty will write you up. Then your lunch is 20 min and if you go longer you'll get written up. Most of your day is spend just trying to not get into trouble with the managers.
Answered Dec 5, 2020
Get a call and report to yard, build the train and take it to the next terminal. Layover in the hotel get a call 10 hours later and head back with another train. then head home get call 10 hours later and repeat
Answered Nov 14, 2020
What is the best part of working at Union Pacific?
Asked Nov 24, 2019
The pay is the best part of the job
Answered Nov 14, 2020
Pay. That is it. Non agreement benefits suck.
Answered Oct 21, 2020