Overall Reviews at Union Pacific
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...more
Controls Engineer | North Little Rock, AR | Apr 8, 2020
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.
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
Machinist | Kansas City, MO | Nov 2, 2019
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.
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
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.
Coach | Chicago, IL | Dec 17, 2019
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.
Conductor | Del Rio, TX | Nov 13, 2019
No job security and will be keep in the dark about company changes.
company is only ran for profits not the employee or his family. yes you are compensated above average but not through the training phases. so save up before taking the job. And its a seniorirty based company Zero job security and or placement. Management has it out for you so no need to be a go getter. Due to the fact your going to be working at a as you learn process and zero to none co worker moral your going to have to be highly self motivated.
Conductor | Northlake, IL | Oct 14, 2019
Dedicated 13 years or seevice
Great training very demanding job but overall provides a good living. Prepare to work all seasons and you will be on call majority of your career unless you have a regular assignment.
Service Dispatcher | Avondale, LA | Mar 14, 2020
Security of job
I have always felt secure in my position at Union Pacific. Although I am retired, I would not have worked any place else. The travel just broaden my life experiences
Prosgood work enviroment
Consnone, I really do cherish my time at U.P