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Union Pacific Railroad

Environmental Science, Management and Policy Professor

December 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Good management team. Scheduling is easy and efficient.

What I wish was different

Covid and it's impact on the working environment.

Advice

Apply even if you don't think you're qualified!
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Year Round Video Editor

September 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

The Corporate Relations team is a small group, so I've been able to get to know and work with everyone.

What I wish was different

Potential pay raise.

Advice

Work hard! Find a way no matter what.
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Information Technology Intern

May - August 2020 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

My manager as well as other employees were very helpful when it came to any issues that I was having. As an IOE major and computer science minor, I learned a lot about the process of developing a business application and actually creating one. This will be helpful for my future career as an application developer or IT consultant.

What I wish was different

I wish I worked in the office. We were only allowed to work remotely.

Advice

I realized how important it is to ask thoughtful questions. I would say more than half of what I learned this summer was based on questions that I asked.
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Finance Intern

December 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Variety of projects, huge corporate office with gym, cafeteria.

What I wish was different

you can always could use more work!

Advice

Never say no, ask for opportunities to try something new.
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Telecommunications Engineer Internship

November 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

In this position I am able to use Python, SQL, and other programming languages to complete my tasks. Some movies depict interns being an errand runner, delivering coffee and the like. At Union Pacific, interns are provided with legitimate work projects to complete.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Make sure to look up parking garages in Omaha, as parking is not free.
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Operations Management Intern

June - September 2019 • Roseville, CA

What I liked

The mix of office and field work, as well as the ability to work on both short and long-term projects. The short-term projects provided great exposure to the different operations of the railroad, while the long-term projects allowed me to see the impact of the management team's work over time. Being responsible for my own projects

What I wish was different

I would occasionally run out of work to do, but it was very well organized otherwise.

Advice

Don't be afraid to branch out and try new things. If I expressed an interest in learning about something, a real effort was made to help me achieve that. Every time I toured a mechanical shop or rode on a train, people were always happy to take time out of their day to explain their work to me. The people at Union Pacific know that an internship is a is a learning opportunity and strive to balance day-to-day work with opportunities for professional growth.
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Year-Round Accounting Intern

November 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I love learning about the different aspects of the railroad industry as a whole and, more specifically, how Union Pacific contributes to the country's economy. So far, the overall experience has been interesting.

What I wish was different

I think it would be nice if there was more interaction with other interns, even if it's just those on the same floor.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions!
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Tech Support

July 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Love the environment and everyone is willing to help me build up my career.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Don't be afraid to tackle a job and gain some experience.
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Year Round Intern

October 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Flexible hours, good team

What I wish was different

Closer available parking

Advice

Be ready to walk from a faraway garage and pay for parking.
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Real Estate

June 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I liked applying things I learned in classes to my internship.

What I wish was different

Advice

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IT intern

June - September 2019 • Council Bluffs, IA

What I liked

The people who work there were all reall nice and it was a good work environment. The work wasn’t too tough and I legitimately looked forward to work each day.

What I wish was different

The facility had almost no windows and the lack of natural light was very noticeable some days. Also some days I would run out of work very quickly and have nothing to do for a few hours.

Advice

Double check what you are doing before you take a job. I came in looking for a software engineering job, and although I was eventually offered one I feel I wouldn’t have been if I wasn’t leaving the job for other reasons at the time. I still really enjoyed the work, but I didn’t learn a ton that will be applicable to my future careers.
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Finance Intern

May - August 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

People

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

network alot
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Contracts Intern

May 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

The coworkers are very nice and extremely helpful

What I wish was different

More activities with the interns outside of work hours

Advice

Take lots of notes
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Structures Design Year round Intern

May 2017 - August 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

my team was great and gave me loads for experiance in engineering, corporate work, and railroad operations, as well as construction observation.

What I wish was different

The people in charge of the engineering internship were not very helpful when working outside of the summer as far as micromanaging and not willing to work with a flexible schedule. Push back was constant. Also, over the span of my internship I experienced multiple major layoffs which were handled poorly. This showed a lack of knowing your employees at a lower level. To be clear I think very highly of my boss and team. However I do not think very highly of my HR and internship cooridinators.

Advice

A good boss makes a world of difference and a good team that fostered your learning experience is key to a successful work environment.
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IT Intern

May 2017 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Worked with many different types of software on many types of projects.

What I wish was different

Things move a bit too slow for my tastes.

Advice

It's a great place to start working.
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IT Auditor

April 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I enjoyed the work and the environment. The employees were helpful and the work was meaningful.

What I wish was different

Advice

It is a good place to work despite what is going on in the news.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

They provided housing and also a bus card to help us commute. All UP interns were living together

What I wish was different

More lunch and learns. More engagement and social activities to bond. IT welcoming committee did this well but there was not much between departments.

Advice

Get to know your managers and other interns well. Don't be afraid to ask questions and advice from those who have gone through the same experience as you.
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Supply Chain Intern

November 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

The negotiation part I did

What I wish was different

More involved projects

Advice

Great way to gain experience
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Supply Chain Analyst Intern

November 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Treats employees great

What I wish was different

Advice

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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Roseville, CA

What I liked

They are a well established and well organized company. They pay well and have lots of opportunities around the country.

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure you are willing to listen and learn. The railroad has lots of rules and regulations that are important to follow.
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