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  • "The benefits are good and it’s steady(in 173 reviews)
  • "Pay is good and stock plan is nice..(in 168 reviews)
  • "Good salary and IT challenges(in 70 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with(in 51 reviews)
  • "Poor management: Front line managers at CN are hired off the street because internal employees are not dumb enough to take management jobs.(in 87 reviews)
  • "No work/life balance for 10(in 62 reviews)
  • "Long hours and being on call at all hour can be difficult for most people with families at home.(in 54 reviews)
  • "It is normal to have a 10 to 15 hour journey home eating into any time off.(in 21 reviews)
  • "The 2021 round of layoffs(in 20 reviews)

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3.3White (129)
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    1. 2.0
      Jan 18, 2022
      Current Employee
      Edmonton, AB
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Good Pay and feels rewarding performing job


      No Life on call most of the time

      Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your hard work. We pride ourselves on providing our team members with great compensation. We strive hard to create a work environment where all employees have an opportunity to develop and grow their career. 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. With this 24/7/365 operation CN could not function without our dedicated employees. We thank you for helping move our business and the economy forward.

      1. 3.0
        Jun 11, 2017
        Anonymous Employee
        Former Employee
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Pay and benefits where great and co workers


        Manager are rude, unfamily friendly and want you to work 24-7 because they have to.

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      I went through the final round of interview last Thursday with the CFO. It seemed to have went well, she said she'll talk to me soon. I haven't heard back yet. When is an appropriate time to follow up. And should I email the recruiter or the hiring manager?


      Customer Service Representative CSR

      I had an interview this afternoon for a customer service position in a call center. The ad was very vague to begin with and at the end of it I felt like I really didn't know anything more about the job. When I asked about the starting pay, which was not published in the ad, they looked incredulous (they were doing on-the-spot hiring today) and then asked me "What's your range?" And only responded with "I think we could meet that." And still never gave me a straight answer. Is this a red flag?

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      Software Engineer

      I did my initial interview with a “better established” startup and they said the interview process is 5 interviews. 3 technical then 1 interview with the CEO then another technical interview. Idk about you but that seems like a lot of interviews and they said they want to do it as fast as possible in a short time span. Is this a normal amount of interviews? Is this a red flag? For a full stack software position 4-5 years exp how much salary should be the norm in a hcol area?


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