I've worked for several railroads and I can say without a doubt that UP has the worst culture of them all. Don't get me wrong, none of them had good culture but UP elevated everything negative to a whole new level. Backstabbing, bullying, lying, verbal abuse... You name it, it's a normal thing here. No wonder employees are so miserable all the time.
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Just quit....plain and simple.
I don’t believe anyone still working for UP has any brains in their head. As for there being hard working, ethical employees at UP, well those are long gone too.
I don’t believe the 10000 per month RRB, but I do agree with finding something better.
I left the stUPid in 2003 and didn't look back. Had a very successful Engineer career with Amtrak and retired with
- 000 grand a month RRB.
Fritz and company need to go before the big UP meltdown comes again when the economy recovers and the whole company goes to cr–p. Run now! Only stupid people stay and end up at contractors.
In my opinion labor relations department is full of sc–m b—s followed by timekeeping. If this company is ever going to make things right with agreement employee they need to clean house beginning with these two unethical entities. People are getting fed up with pay issues and agreement violations.
The worst company in America 3 years in a row doesn’t attract the best employees anymore? Shocking. It’s almost like people are using common sense and not applying there anymore.
Yes there are ethical, hard working, brillant employees at UP. Unfortunately, bitter, ignorant, unethical management cant seperate the wheat from the chaff in any competent way so they beat everyone down equally driving motivated employees to quit.
Having left UP after 11 years of bu–––––t and hired on at a local class 3 I find myself in a much better situation, somewhat happier employees, more time off, stronger contracts, much steadier work, and a management team thats not out trying to fire me to make a name for themselves to make it to Omaha Valhalla on the blood of fellow employees. No drones chasing me across the yard at 3 am, no managers hiding in the weeds.
He–l they feed us in their rules class and on rules days and it aint fu–––n hot dogs. Its real catered food.
Dont downtrod on employees who either have too much senority to start over or as my wife stated are too abused to relize its better elsewhere, when i was deciding to leave and discussed it with her she stated it sounded like i was in an abusive relationship where the railroad beat the he–l out of me then told me they loved me and i needed to stay, the beatings were for my own good.
Good luck if you decide or need to stay, until Fritz and the current management team are purged out, UP will continue to slide. I hope it gets better one day.
Yes and we have the most wonderful, ethical, hard working, employees who are way overqualified for any job in the company. It’s like working with a group of Einstein’s every day. I know all of them would have no problem getting a job with any company in the world and going straight to the top. They only stay because they want to turn around the company with their brilliance! Unbelievable that the worlds best all decided to work for the worst company in the world and stay here when they have so many other prospects. I have to wonder why?
What are you talking about? We have UP family day, and our managers are the most educated in the industry. And they don’t even charge us for the bottled water they buy from Flint, Michigan.