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Canadian Pacific Railway Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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Canadian Pacific Railway President and CEO Keith Creel
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Pros
  • "Other than the blood money of pay and benefits there aren't any" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good benefits, great pension" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance varies from dept to dept" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Extremely toxic work environment with no work-life balance" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunity with a great leader who is focused on safety"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time (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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It’s not for everyone."

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    Current Employee - Freight Conductor
    Current Employee - Freight Conductor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great money, good people, good place to work if you’re a go getter.

    Cons

    The only loyalty is with your coworkers, for managers it’s all about who they can write up.

    Advice to Management

    Bring loyalty and coaching to the table. Non-management fears for their jobs every shift. Understanding you need to follow the rules is one thing, but giving people time off for minuscule things isn’t helpful.

  3. "mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, easiest job I have every had.

    Cons

    Management is on you all the time, no unity with union brothers/sisters, on call 24/7


  4. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Office in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Office in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is good and the overall atmosphere is getting better

    Cons

    Too demanding of your time. Schedule changes without notice

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to adequate staffing levels


  5. "Locomotive Engineer"

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

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time

    Pros

    Money is good for what you do.

    Cons

    Management, no scheduled time off

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying your employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run away fast"

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

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time

    Pros

    Good Co workers, Pay, Benefits

    Cons

    Management and Work Life Balance is horrible


  7. "Labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway part-time

    Pros

    Nothing but the horse
    Someyhines

    Cons

    Nothing e everything was good

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  8. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time

    Pros

    Pay, People, and Benefits

    Cons

    Away from home, other than that great place to work.


  9. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy in day to day work activities.

    Cons

    Overly cautions business culture. Not ideal for American salespeople.


  10. "A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, schedule, and benefits are great

    Cons

    Be prepared to be harassed on a daily basis and potentially fired