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Canadian Pacific Railway Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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Canadian Pacific Railway President and CEO Keith Creel
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Pros
  • "Great pay and benefits, insurance" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good benefits, great pension" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance varies from dept to dept" (in 49 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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    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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Employment in Operating crafts"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, and health insurance

    Cons

    Fire people for minor, or made up infractions. Force what is left of their employees to work more hours to make up for those were fired or quit.

    Advice to Management

    Harassment needs to stop, and the promised work/life balance is needed. Being forced to work 60-80 hours a week in a safety sensitive job is not wise, adding in the harassment makes it down right dangerous.


  5. "Carmen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Carmen in yard,and in repair tracks..

    Cons

    Bad management.. Forced overtime..treat There employees like garbage


  6. Helpful (1)

    "worst working cultute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time

    Pros

    the company is in the forefront of new technologies
    few good people

    Cons

    does not have good architects or managers to drive in proper ddirection.
    has a fearing culture between employees and managers, never open to ideas and no appreciations

    Advice to Management

    need a complete reform in thinking


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    "Good pay but no life"

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

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good, better off being in the craft.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance, you get paid well but they get their time out of you.

  8. "Great company, great pay, one of the better railroads."

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    Current Employee - Conductor in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Conductor in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Income is great here. Great group of conductors and engineers. Interesting career especially for a younger person. Overall good company.

    Cons

    Poor dispatching/infrastructure. Bad days off. Bad depot for employees. The timekeeper is worthless so you frequently have to put in claims for wages or rate changes.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant TRAINMASTER in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant TRAINMASTER in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training programs, excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Benefits Good, Work/Life Balance Not Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is good, healthcare is good, vacation/sick time decent.

    Cons

    Forced Overtime, Tough to get Mon-Fri 1st shift.


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