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  • "Pay was good and all the workers made sure that the new hires new what they were doing(in 138 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and that's about it other than a feed every so often when you reach an almost impossible goal(in 126 reviews)
  • "Some really good people and pleasant to work with.(in 48 reviews)
  • "Historical company with good pension.(in 41 reviews)
  • "Good Salary and that’s it(in 34 reviews)
  • "poor management(in 111 reviews)
  • "No work life balance Bully Style Management from Top to bottom ( they are encouraged and coached that way) Tough environment to work in(in 91 reviews)
  • "Middle managers have too many direct reports and cannot effectively monitor and coach their performance.(in 42 reviews)
  • "long hours and disconnect/ lack of communication with upper management(in 30 reviews)
  • "Poor upper management, old fashioned culture, dress code enforced, bully environment in non union side, heads down culture(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Mar 19, 2021
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      CEO Approval
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      Fair Salary Good Benefits Good stock offer


      Bad Management No Work and life Balance

      1. 1.0
        Feb 5, 2018
        Information Technology Specialist
        Former Employee, less than 1 year
        Calgary, AB
        CEO Approval
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        Might be OK if you're in the union or a contractor.


        CP has the most oppressive work culture I have ever seen. Everyone seems to live in constant fear of being fired. A recent, 2017 employee survey revealed that 82% of CP employees '...would leave the company if offered a job with similar pay elsewhere'. I dare you to ask about that in a CP interview and see if you get a straight answer. IT is a sweatshop meaning that work/life balance is non-existent. If you work on-call, you get no compensation for it except $25 total per night and only if you get called between certain hours. There's no overtime in IT as it is non-union. Many IT employees, especially in the area I was in, are expected to work well beyond 40 hours/week and 50-60 hour work weeks are very common. You will get abused or threatened by managers who don't know the meaning of respectful workplace.

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