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Canadian Pacific Railway Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2019

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Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Keith Creel
Keith Creel
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  1. "Great opportunity with a great leader who is focused on safety"

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    Current Employee - Conductor Trainee in Bensenville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits Most executives and upper management started in ops

    Cons

    With great benefits come some sacrifices

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for putting safety at the top of your priority Happy employees equals happy share holders

    Canadian Pacific Railway2018-07-12
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    "Truth"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chillicothe, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, insurnace, railroad retirement if ya last that long!! Great people to work with !! Gather knowledge from experienced and hard working members that deserve better!!

    Cons

    Management are micro managing fiends cant even voice your opinion or ya get fired. Another is efficient tests always looking for a way too fire you unless your in a favoritism group which there is alot of them watch out!! Company is all about themself wont give MOW a fair contract and keeps us divided someway somehow like this if the younger guys dont vote it through older guys wont get their backpay and if it does we...

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    Advice to Management

    Back off let us do our jobs also wonder if even have the management have been on the ground cause I've seen multiple times this managment has almost got people killed and they arent fired Hyprocrites!

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-07-21
  3. "No life"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and you can book good hotel rooms

    Cons

    Horrible senior management & no personal life

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-07-09
  4. "The stupid leading the blind"

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    Current Employee - Conductor in Quad, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is the only pro

    Cons

    The "crack the whip/ slave driving mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to stop thing that us grunts are always out to screw the company when it is the upper mgmt and the rules dept that screws the company. You need to learn to appreciate the grunts, and not trying to fire us over something that we could be pulled off to the side and giving a stern talking to. "You can catch a lot more flies with honey than you can with vinegar" management 101.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-07-01
  5. "Growing company with competitive barriers to entry"

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    Former Employee - Director 

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time

    Pros

    The industry has numerous competitive barriers to entry creating value propositions of interest to the market. Consistent operating plan and execution.

    Cons

    Slow decision making process and work demands can be challenging to balance with personal life.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-05-08
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    "TOXIC CULTURE"

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    Current Employee - Rail Traffic Controller in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is the only thing that keeps people here. If you don't care how you are treated and just want a paycheck then go for it.

    Cons

    Culture, work-life balance, communication, demoralization, no integrity, cover your own rear end. This company is all about the speed of trains and they constantly lie on their sheets so that managers make their bonuses. The union rules the roost so you can be a horrible employee and be there for 30 years and be really bad at your job therefore thwarting the efforts of better individuals to have better schedules...

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    Advice to Management

    Clean house! It is time to do a culture check. You used to have a good company that people liked to work for. Now people are scared they are going to lose their job so no one says anything. Management has become bullies in order to make their numbers and have no integrity. Keith has been investigated once for having people lie on train speed and variances. I believe that he is doing it again.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-05-30
  7. "Poor work/home life balance"

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    Current Employee - Signalman 

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, retirement(if you can last that long),

    Cons

    A lot of time on the road, 5 nights a week, dealing with management that constantly changes the rules on you. Handcuffed by rules and paperwork but told to increase production

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-04-09
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    "Don't do it"

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    Current Employee - Conductor in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money

    Cons

    Management will try to suspend/fire you for any reason just to save a little money.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-03-16
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    "RR is a dying career. Automation (driverless trains very soon). RR retirement will be over."

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    Former Employee - Railroad Conductor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay for someone without an education and unmotivated in life.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Read review

    Advice to Management

    Just pawns to the man. You will get yours in time.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-02-15
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    "Conductor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good hourly rate and benefits

    Cons

    Upper management displays complete incompetence and overall lack of integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing your workers for small infractions.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2018-12-21
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