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Updated Sep 19, 2019

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CN CEO Jean-Jacques Ruest
Jean-Jacques Ruest
57 Ratings
  1. "Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Scheduled days off, Guaranteed weekly pay, Great Insurance

    Cons

    Long hours, Ran with as few employees as possible, Strict rules enforcement and discipline.

    CN2015-12-04
  2. "best pay in the industry."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Homewood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay, people, experience, location, career advancement

    Cons

    Long hours, forced overtime continuously breaking union contract, poor management.

    CN2015-10-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Trainmaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CN full-time

    Pros

    High compensation and great benefits. Fantastic training and a great place to get experience in the corporate work force. Hunter Camp was a blast.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to deal with very long hours. Must be prepared to sacrifice family time if their is an issue like a derailment.

    Advice to Management

    Give the trainmasters more say so in how the yards are operated and allow for more flexibility when it comes to dealing with the traincrews

    CN2015-06-22
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    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CN full-time

    Pros

    Pay, location, easy work

    Cons

    Not a job, it is a life-Style CN Management Long hours sitting on a train dead waiting for cab for 5 hours

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all employees and do not play favorites

    CN2014-11-12
  5. "Management Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical insurance, bonus, extensive training, travel, salary, free accommodations

    Cons

    On call, extensive travelling, long hours

    CN2019-05-11
  6. "review"

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    I have been working at CN

    Pros

    professionalism , diversity and hard -working people

    Cons

    long hours, lack of communication with human resources

    CN2019-05-05
  7. "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
  8. "Trainmaster Revie"

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    Former Employee - Trainmaster in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good health benefit plan, decent yearly income and bonus

    Cons

    Long hours, high stress and near impossible expectations.

    CN2019-02-19
  9. "Challenging Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing money if one is able to work long distance to/from Boston Bar and is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Very long hours. Away from home 8 to 40 hours. Work days, nights, graveyards, holidays, weekends. Little rest. Poor benefits. Dirty, wet, cold work environment. Difficult, unsupportive managers. Team members share responsibility, which may lead to termination for those who did not make a mistake.

    CN2019-01-04
  10. "great place to work :)"

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    I worked at CN

    Pros

    Salary is super attractive

    Cons

    long hours but that how you make money

    CN2018-08-31
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