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Canadian Pacific Railway Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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2.5
33%
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41%
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Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Keith Creel
Keith Creel
70 Ratings
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  • "Poor Work Life Balance, Seniority(in 66 reviews)

  • "No work/Life balance, Horrible shifts and lots of short changes as well as being OT forced to stay for another 4 hours after a hectic 8 hours shift(in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training programs, excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

    Advice to Management

    none

    Canadian Pacific Railway2017-11-17
  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, experience, people are like family

    Cons

    Work life balance is not all that great

    Canadian Pacific Railway2019-09-12
  3. Helpful (1)

    "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 and opportunities. Company doesn't care about you or your family. They pay well for uneducated people because that is how they keep you.

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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
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Run away fast"

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    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

    Canadian Pacific Railway2018-09-22
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay but no life"

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    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.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2018-01-19
  6. "The title does not reflect what I do."

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

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

    Pros

    The Pay is good. It's right on the bus and train lines.

    Cons

    Work life balance is nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep everyone in the dark.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2017-03-21
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Run"

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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

    Pros

    The pros? Great people to work with, good benefits, good salary

    Cons

    Be prepared not to see your family, work holidays and have no work life balance. No room to advance unless you sell your soul to the devil

    Advice to Management

    You can be replaced. Treat others how you would like to be treated.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2017-03-18
  8. "Conductor"

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    Freight Conductor in Harvey, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway for more than a year

    Pros

    Great job and management actually listened to employees tried to work together

    Cons

    Hours and furloughs no work life balance e

    Advice to Management

    Good managers

    Canadian Pacific Railway2016-05-15
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Working at CP confirms the song "I have been working at the railroad all the live long day" is based on reality."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway

    Pros

    The basic job itself was fun except for the menial, unnecessary things management insisted needed to be done. CP is located near train station and bus stops.

    Cons

    Culture. Work life balance - there is none. CP is operating a 7 x 24 hour business with Monday through Friday 8 to 5 personel. Weekend and evening work is a given. Management is tyrannical, not necessarily at lower or mid level but higher up. Performance review is based on bell curve. I haven't heard of that since my school days. No discussion of your performance. Your performance is reviewed and it's value... determined by upper management who you have met once or twice. If you believe middle management they don't have much input into it. CP offers bonus based on company and individual performance. That being said management is saying due to Canada's poor economy they doubt bonuses will be forthcoming next year. Churn and burn environment

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    Canadian Pacific Railway2016-05-16
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid at all cost!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits are not bad and the Railroad retirement if you can last that long.

    Cons

    Zero work life balance. To remain in management you must lose all your morals, integrity and respect for others. If you are not firing someone then you are not doing your job right.

    Advice to Management

    Try having a little respect.

    Canadian Pacific Railway2016-03-22
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