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Updated March 22, 2019
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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. "Exciting job in a growing field"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Homewood, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Homewood, IL

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

    Pros

    New technology, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be better.

  3. "C N railway"

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    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer
    Former Employee - Locomotive Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great paying job that changes your lifestyle

    Cons

    Stressful and time consuming

    Advice to Management

    Learn the employees jobs


  4. "Communist company"

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

    I have been working at CN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The job Pays really well
    The benefits can be relatively good

    Cons

    The company bombards you with liberal propaganda on a daily basis...and threatens your job if you fail to comply

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to brain wash your employees.
    That's the job of CNN


  5. "Wouldn't wish the job on my worst enemy"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Clerk in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Transportation Clerk in Gary, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The money and benefits are excellent if that's what you are seeking in a career.

    Cons

    They leave training in the hands of people who really do not want to train. They're forced to train and paid very little extra to do so. The people training you might have only been working there for a few months themselves. They do not have a system in place for people to learn the job well. I had a meeting with a manager where they asked me how I felt I was doing. I was honest with my struggles, and they reassured me that I'd get the training I needed. A week later they used my honesty to terminate me. Lie through your teeth if you feel that you're not getting it. I wish I had.

    Advice to Management

    Properly vet your trainers before sending them off to new employees. Just because they are good at their own jobs, doesn't mean they're qualified to train someone else. Also, update your programming. How is a company as profitable as CN using such outdated computer programs to do train reporting?


  6. "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


  7. "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!

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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.