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Canadian Pacific Railway Reviews

Updated March 24, 2018
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Canadian Pacific Railway President and CEO Keith Creel
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits, insurance (in 26 reviews)

  • Good pay, average benefit plan (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great Binnys"

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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

    Great place to work

    Cons

    There are not any cons


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "If it’s 3 - 5 stars and generic review it’s CP’s HR Dept try to boost ratings - no joke"

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

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health care is decent. Pension is OK but not great (no 401k match)- but you can get that at any rail job. Pay is just so so.

    Cons

    Short and to the point. This company should have a class action lawsuit against it by its workforce.

    I’m not a complainer - in fact a hard worker with a college degree. I’ve held many jobs in transportation.

    Massive harassment. Constantly time off for smallest infractions like shoes not tied and safety vest with a button that came undone. Forget to say over on the radio once in a day (they listen).

    Your phone could/and will ring day and night with literally no heads up ordering you to work. Usually about 3 days a weak you will stumble into work with just a few hours sleep.

    Better be on your toes with no sleep because 30 days off without pay constantly. It’s insane! I’m not exaggerating.

    They want you to work unsafe very quickly or you will have management in your face screaming from the 100’s of cameras that are constantly watching you.

    When you are in your many investigations the union can’t do much but take it to arbitration. So the company decides how much time you get. Their is no discussing it. Arbitration is unusually backed up from 1-3 years in the future. Old union but unfortunately very weak.

    In the mean time guys have lost everything, some including their families.

    Very very sad place to work. Most are stuck being in their 40’s or 50’s with not much for other possible career moves or skills that transfer. Everyone’s fearful and understands that today could be your last.
    You will have to listen to people complaining and negativity ALL day long. It really sucks!

    Oh they usually only can work 10 hours witch is straight time and then get cut off before any OT can be made. Contract is terrible and you will be away from home for 6 days with just 48 hours off. Then you come home exhausted. You have to sleep - literally no time off.

    I was very blessed to get out and find a different career path in transportation.

    I, even including most management there, despise this company!

    Advice to Management

    You destroy lives. I hope karma is extended to you.


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