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Updated Jul 6, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Getting better

    May 21, 2022 - Conductor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good people.

    Cons

    You have to put in a lot of time.

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. We pride ourselves on providing our team members with great compensation and benefits. With a 24/7/365 operation CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for having helped move our business and the economy forward.

  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good company to advance career

    Jun 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Able to move around to multiple positions

    Cons

    Crazy hours - most jobs are shift work related even on the management side of things

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. With a 24/7/365 operation CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for helping move our business and the economy forward.

  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Meh...

    Jul 6, 2022 - Freight Conductor in Central, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, pay and that's about it

    Cons

    Management or lack there of.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Working at CN

    Jun 26, 2022 - Loco Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were higher than rest of industry

    Cons

    Work a lot of nights, weekends, Holidays

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. We pride ourselves on providing our team members with great compensation and benefits. With a 24/7/365 operation CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for helping move our business and the economy forward.

  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Not Great

    Jun 7, 2022 - Railroad Conductor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The money and if you are lucky the crew you'll work with

    Cons

    The hours. 24 hours on call with no days off, working outside all the time can be great but not when they don't let you go inside the engine. Even a dog gets to go inside when the weathers bad.

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. We pride ourselves on providing our team members with great compensation. When we recruit talent to our teams, we spend a lot of time going over the working conditions and the realities associated with the railroad operating 24/7/365 days a year, including how being on call can disrupt your family life and important events. CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for having helped move our business and the economy forward.

  6. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Great pay/Benefits-Horrible culture

    May 5, 2022 - Dispatcher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is another average. Benefits are near top in country. Had good coworkers.

    Cons

    No work/life balance for 10-15 years until having decent seniority(if lucky), worst culture I’ve been a part of, want your dedication but don’t care about you, high stress.

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. We pride ourselves on providing our team members with great compensation and benefits. When we recruit talent to our teams, we spend a lot of time going over the working conditions and the realities associated with the railroad operating 24/7/365 days a year, including how being on call can disrupt your family life and important events. CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for having helped move our business and the economy forward and hope you shared your thoughts with our colleague during your exit interview so we can develop strategies to do better in the future.

  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Terrible Pay No Contract in years

    Jun 22, 2022 - Mechanic 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing to share at this time

    Cons

    Bring a fair contact and compensation for the workers.

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. With a 24/7/365 operation CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for helping move our business and the economy forward.

  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Freight Conductor

    Apr 27, 2022 - Conductor in Jackson, MS
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Long hours, no personal life

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. We pride ourselves on providing our team members with great compensation and benefits. When we recruit talent to our teams, we spend a lot of time going over the working conditions and the realities associated with the railroad operating 24/7/365 days a year, including how being on call can disrupt your family life and important events. CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for having helped move our business and the economy forward.

  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Give up your life for retirement

    May 8, 2022 - Rail Traffic Controller 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, health insurance and retirement.

    Cons

    Hours, Seniority, Lack of Integrity in Management

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. We pride ourselves on providing our team members with great compensation and benefits. With a 24/7/365 operation CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for having helped move our business and the economy forward and hope you shared your thoughts with our colleague during your exit interview so we can develop strategies to do better in the future.

  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    It was ok

    Apr 23, 2022 - Change Management in University Park, Optional[IL]
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good pay is about it

    Cons

    management need improvement and better communication

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    CN Response

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. We pride ourselves on providing our team members with great compensation. With a 24/7/365 operation CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for helping move our business and the economy forward.

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CN has an overall rating of 3.2 out of 5, based on over 1,143 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at CN to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, CN employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at CN. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

54% of CN employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated CN 2.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at CN to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be workplace, culture, management.

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