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Updated January 12, 2019
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CN Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest
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  • "Swing shifts, unpredictable schedule, work-life balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "long hours but that how you make money" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CN (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, great job

    Cons

    I can't think of anything bad


  2. "Warehouse operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time

    Pros

    Left to myself to do my job, no micro-management

    Cons

    Very impersonal to work for, just a number

  3. "Horrible Place!"

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    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management style is best describes as, “The beatings will continue until morale improves “. No amount of pay is worth dealing with this place!

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn’t take the advice so why bother!


  4. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CN (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very well paid for what you do

    Cons

    Always a target, always on the go


  5. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, that's about it.

    Cons

    Management doesn't make you feel welcome as a new employee. They are rude, dont care about you until you are past your 1 year of service. Company will move you without notice. Not for someone with a family.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be rude, treat your new employees like the veterans


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CN full-time

    Pros

    Best managers I ever had and the greatest team to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes but that comes with the job.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  7. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offers decent bonus and benefits

    Cons

    Usually have to work a lot of hours

  8. "conductor"

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    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CN (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay is really good money

    Cons

    working hours are uneven and long

    Advice to Management

    dont micro manage


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Freight Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Fond du Lac, WI
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This job has allowed me to live financially well. There is a lot of room for growth as well.

    Cons

    It is extremely hard to have a family life with the long hours and overnight stays. Management isn’t as focused about Leading as they are Managing.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to get to know their employees better. If they allow themselves into others lives, they may understand what works and what doesn’t amongst us that are moving freight.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Communications Technician in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Communications Technician in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CN (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great stability and chance to work with good people

    Cons

    Too many taxes and low pay for the area

    Advice to Management

    Get supplies and materials in stock...............The days of Hunter are gone!