Canadian National Railway

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Big company with poor supervision at our point. People at not happy here.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Carmen Apprentice
Current Employee - Carmen Apprentice

I have been working at Canadian National Railway

Pros

Good pension and steady work. Some shares packages available. There is some opportunity to advance but not many openings for actual advancement.

Cons

Poor training and high expectations after initial training. Poor supervision and responsibility for the safety of employees. It is said if you get hurt you are instantly fired and have to fight to get your job back. Some employees work in fear due to company stand on safety.

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Don't waste your money on supervisors who don't show up or provide employees with the proper tools to do the job. Invest in your people instead of driving them away to better paying jobs. Inflation is making you billions and bonuses are paid to the people who take so called responsibility over production in all aspects until there is a problem and than they pass that responsibility over to a low paid employee to take te blame. Bonuses to employees that keep your wheels turning.

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    It is good to work with canadian railway

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    Current Employee - Track Laborer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Track Laborer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian National Railway

    Pros

    canadian raiway is very big network and give you job security.

    Cons

    outside exposre is difficult in winters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Engineering in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian National Railway

    Pros

    Wages are better than some out there, especially for poorly educated kids straight out of school.
    Benefits (other than the short term disability)
    Excellent Shares option

    Cons

    No real time off until you have had 10 years under your belt. No consideration for family life. You work a shift pattern of 10 days on, 4 days off and you are expected to travel to and from your home on your own time. It is normal to have a 10 to 15 hour journey home eating into any time off. Communication is completely lacking and only the chosen few ever seem to know what’s going on. When you have the audacity to ask questions regarding what the hell you are doing you are ignored. To top that, Foreman can be childish and extremely hostile when you don’t know what’s happening or can’t read their mind. You don’t exist in the minds of Management until you get hurt, then you get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rule with your head not by installing a culture of fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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