In the position I work, I get to interact with employees from every level in M&S. Through working M&S Support, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge in our applications, and developed a large network of references. Above all the team I work with (RIM) has been great. They are always there to assist with anything you need, and provide a lot of opportunity to learn more. This internship deserves an A+. Also, my supervisor has been there a lot of help in the application process. If someone wanted to learn about M&S, this is the place to do it.
There isn't a set plan for what happens after your internship.
Advice to Potential Interns
I'll keep it simple. Union Pacific provides a unique package that most employers can never offer you. Betwwen RR Retirement and the UP Pension, you are getting a hech of a deal if hired full time. They will take care of you forever, so long as you do the work. This internship gives you a foot in the door to build your network and earn a full-time position.
Sample Interview Questions
Tell me of a time when you had to make a tough decision. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond for a customer.
Advice to Management
I'll touch a little on each.
Compensation: The pay at Union Pacific is great. Nothing needs to change here.
Hours: As an intern, I was unable to get more than 22 hours at UP due to me being in school. I was told that this is designed so work doesn't affect my studies. However, in one past Spring semester I worked 40 hours and took 19 credits in school (12 is Full-Time) and earned a 3.65 GPA. Obviously my studies were not affected. I feel the rule would be better written to state that interns are not required to work more than 22 hours per week instead of not allowed.
Employee Retention: No complaints.
Promotion Policies: No complaints.
Diversity: We are a very diverse company A+.
Training: There is a lot of opportunity for training A+.