Canadian National Railway Reviews

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Canadian National Railway President, CEO, and Director Claude Mongeau
Claude Mongeau
39 Ratings
  • CN is a large company who's leadership and workforce doesn't reflect the diverse customer base it supports.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian National Railway full-time (more than 3 years)


    Excellent Compensation. Pension and benefits are amazing for railroaders. Challenging work which produces personal growth. Multi-national organization which is always a plus for career oriented associates.


    Leadership is good at leading the business but again not diverse. Where are the minorities in leadership? They are non-existent. I wouldn't recommend this company to any minority workgroup. The company doesn't have any diversity and inclusion initiatives and that is a major issue. Racial tension exists everywhere, especially in union and even in management. HR department is one of the worst I've encountered.

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    Get a solid diversity and inclusion plan in place. Hire independent and external consultants to come shake up some of the old political structure that prevents internal promotion. CEO is good but he needs to get his hands dirty in some of the people issues. People are your greatest asset.

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Canadian National Railway Interviews

Updated Mar 16, 2015
Updated Mar 16, 2015

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    Carman Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gladstone, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gladstone, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Canadian National Railway in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online during February of 2015, the process was surprisingly fast. I flew out to Michigan and because of my previous training I was told that I would be months ahead of any other applicant they would normally interview. They asked me question about the Airbrake Test and the common Gages Carman use daily. They seemed to enjoy the answers I gave them and I'm hoping to hear back.

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

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Headquarters Montreal, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (CNI)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Canadian National Railway (CN) is Canada's #1 railroad and one of the largest in North America. It operates a network of about 21,000 route miles of track spanning Canada and the US, connecting the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. Crossing the continent north-south and east-west, CN hauls such freight as coal, forest products, petroleum and chemicals, and grain and fertilizers. It operates about 20 intermodal terminals, which transfer freight between truck and train, and 80 warehousing and distribution facilities. Other transportation services include... More

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