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Updated Sep 29, 2023

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    1. 2.0
      Sep 6, 2016
      Freight Conductor
      Current Employee, more than 5 years
      Calgary, AB
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      Money is good right off the bat ($80,000-$100,000 starting wage with no college/university education) Exciting work Outside most of the time (could be good or bad) Get lots of exercise Great workforce (employees are generally really good people) Get to travel


      Work/Life balance (in the current structure this is nearly non existent) Incredibly poisonous work environment Fear driven work environment Total and complete disregard for employee safety (forced to go on trains when you've informed them you have been up for over 24 hours and are too tired to go, forced to take trains that are too heavy for your locomotives over unfamiliar territory etc.) Very aggressive management (who will threaten/scream/insult/use every profane word in the book to get what they want out of you. This is a daily occurrence) Inexperienced management Go to work exhausted often (if you don't you are threatened with discipline/termination) Spend days away from home (1-2 max) No schedule/On call work (could be like that for entirety of career) New employee retention rate (I believe it sits at about 10%)

      1. 3.0
        Dec 7, 2021
        Locomotive Engineer
        Current Employee, more than 3 years
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        They will fill your bank account. Pay and benefits are top notch.. Fine place to learn and move on with better work/life balance.


        Extra board will be a challenge to have a will work nights, weekends, and holidays. Curent USA work agreements have potential for long work days and stays in unfavorable hotels. The better you are as a conductor, the harder they will work you. The worst people get earmarked for the easier assignments when the company can get away with it.

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