Compare Norfolk Southern vs Canadian Pacific Railway BETA

See how Canadian Pacific Railway vs. Norfolk Southern compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.6
(based on 767 reviews)
2.5
(based on 431 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.7
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
3.8
Work-life balance
2.0
1.8
Senior Management
2.1
1.9
Culture & Values
2.1
2.1
CEO Approval
Norfolk Southern Ceo James A. Squires
33%James A. Squires
Canadian Pacific Railway Ceo Keith Creel
42%Keith Creel
% Recommend to a friend
34%
35%
Positive Business Outlook
32%
41%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Railroad Conductor67 Salaries
$60,332/yr
Management Trainee32 Salaries
$64,046/yr
Transportation Management Trainee18 Salaries
$65,989/yr
Locomotive Engineer14 Salaries
$98,709/yr
Director2 Salaries
$113,903/yr
Operations Manager1 Salaries
$93,880/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Good pay"(in 110 reviews)
"Pay and benefits"(in 68 reviews)
"Pay and benefits"(in 40 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 40 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 72 reviews)
"Railroad"(in 63 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 65 reviews)
"No work life"(in 35 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Conductor

I have been working at Norfolk Southern full-time for less than a year

Pros

Diverse workload Great and supportive co-workers Management support Great Pay Guaranteed minimum (Extra list) - Non-extra list do not need it. Rotating days off (6 on-call, 2 rest... days) Advancement opportunities up the road (short road) I have only been marked up for 5 months at the time of this post. In this short time, I have became the senior conductor on the extra list. Meaning, I am next in line to hold a regular job, with regular hours. I have seen reviews suggesting we have poor management, this is not true. We have a very supportive staff. In my experience, if a Train-master puts out something which is aggravating, it probably came down from over their heads.

Cons

Can be odd hours, but once you learn to read the schedule and see who is off. It becomes easier to make plans. You might miss some events from this schedule, but know that is only so long as you... are on the extra list, which is not permanent.

Advice to Management

Thanks for the support.

Current Employee - Conductor Trainee

I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great pay and benefits Most executives and upper management started in ops

Cons

With great benefits come some sacrifices

Advice to Management

Thank you for putting safety at the top of your priority Happy employees equals happy share holders

Job Postings