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CN Manager Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2019

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CN CEO Jean-Jacques Ruest
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Buyer beware"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Homewood, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent compensation if you are on the corporate plan. Workload reasonable. Travel reasonable. Good benefits. Decent training opportunities. Able to get long term incentive stock at mid management.

    Cons

    Zero succession planning unless you are Canadian. Company focusing on shrinking US presence... very flat organization....used to be a North American Railroad. Not now. Company just cut all US bonus by 50% with only a 5% salary increase.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on something other than just CP... all day every day...their are other railroads out there.

    CN2017-01-21
  2. Helpful (3)

    ""Battered wife syndrome" type work environment!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive wages with perks. Doesn't make up for the hostile environment driven from the executive level.

    Cons

    Threatened daily on internal conference lines that you or one of your employees could be terminated or "marched off the property" if things aren't fixed with your operation.

    Advice to Management

    Be firm but fair! The battered wife syndrome type leadership does not work. We all know bench strength is weak for future candidates so try to keep the ones you have!

    CN2015-06-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good salary but be prepared to work in the field"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CN

    Pros

    Flexible hours and easy to work from home when needed. Helps maintain work-life balance.

    Cons

    Management must work in the field, on trains during strike situations as well as when there are shortages in operations. Training is given for field ops but as it is not your day job, you will not feel safe running the trains.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with forcing management to work in the field.

    CN2008-06-18
  4. "Significant opportunities within the company. Hinder with a culture of the 90s."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and compensation I 'don't see anything more.

    Cons

    Miltary style management with an old school mentality

    CN2019-07-28
  5. "Hostile to women"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CN full-time

    Pros

    High paying Lots of ressources Fast pace Growing industry

    Cons

    Cut-throats Boys club from top to bottom Work culture stuck in 1985

    CN2019-05-28
  6. "Great opportunities lie ahead for the right people."

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great mobility options, pay and benefits are great. On the job learning opportunities are abundant and encouraged.

    Cons

    Very slow development and execution of projects due to size and individual political agendas. Long hours are mandatory and little compensation is offered in return.

    Advice to Management

    Millennials don't want to be part of an old boys club. It's time to adapt to the workforce.

    CN2019-04-21
  7. "No life"

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    Former Employee - Terminal Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exciting environment with ample opportunities for training

    Cons

    No work/life balance, watch your back.

    CN2018-12-10
  8. "Pipeline Officer"

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    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Network management of privet oil and gas fleet

    Cons

    Hours.. For pay. Room to move up

    CN2018-06-02
  9. "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - IT Operations Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dynamic environnement with many good projects in IT

    Cons

    Not much promotions, lack of Creativity and innovation

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    CN2018-05-10
  10. "Changing environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues. As simple as that... we had great fun and big laughs, even with bad weather

    Cons

    Yeah, things are changing. Not for the better. Colleagues still great, it’s the management that’s the issue. Safety is the reason I left.

    Advice to Management

    Change. Now. Make people happy. Be safe(r)

    CN2018-04-21
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