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Canadian National Railway Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work Life balance can be challenging for mid to upper level positions (in 16 reviews)

  • if you are a contracted employee, hard to get in with no benefits but all the long hours (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian National Railway full-time

    Pros

    Pay. Benifits . Retirement. Vacation bonus.

    Cons

    Long hours but hey its the railroad


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Locomotive Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stevens Point, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stevens Point, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay,benefits and overtime. Learning a great skill, training and advances. Traveling and meeting new people. Adrenaline rush when running huge equipment, large trains.

    Cons

    Very strong micro management. Very stressful and demanding. Many hours

    Advice to Management

    Be fair

  3. "Conductor"

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

    I have been working at Canadian National Railway full-time (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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tough environment, great pay."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RTC in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RTC in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian National Railway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding pay and Union contract

    Cons

    "Out to get you" environment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those actually performing the service.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "good money, start off young"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    money, benefits, railroad retirement, good insurance

    Cons

    management,furlough, on call schedule,very strict on attendance

    Advice to Management

    know what you are doing


  6. Helpful (1)

    "OK Place To Wirk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian National Railway full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for those with determination

    Cons

    Job duties are expected to come before family in many departments.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to understand that humans are not fungible and they work better if not in constant fear of being fired for making a mistake.


  7. "Conductor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company-Good Training-Safety-Pay is good.

    Cons

    Benefits- Managers trained to find employees violating a Rule.

    Advice to Management

    Change ABT procedures.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    money and being a certified engineer

    Cons

    porr management and bad insurance


  9. "best pay in the industry."

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

    I have been working at Canadian National Railway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, people, experience, location, career advancement

    Cons

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Trainmen"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, Good employees, Benefits

    Cons

    Terrible management, schedule, moral, discipline

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school


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