CN - Livin' The Nightmare | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Livin' The Nightmare"

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    Former Employee If They Find Out Who Wrote This in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CN

    Pros

    Money is pretty good, pension plan, like my co-workers I work with, most are pretty good people. Scenery is always beautiful.

    Cons

    Long hours. Probably looking at 70-80 hours a week gone from home. Hard on wives/families. Still, CN wants the "slave contract" where your never home except for your annual vacation once a year. This would replace the 70-80 hours a week with 120-180 week because Hunter says 80 hours a week is just not enough! That's from the "steam engine days" and we now need something to reflect today's needs and desires of... the railway. They have this already in the US. How does it work? Well, about 10 years ago we a lot of surplus employees here at CN who went and worked in the US because of their acute shortage with finding enough people for their railroads. Considering you have a country with 200-300 million people and a lot of low paying jobs, you would think that there would be no shortage of people vying for $80,000 and up jobs. Wrong! No takers! Gotta import 'em from Canada. What was it like for the workers that went down there. They were treated great. But basically a taxi took you from your residence to work, you made you round trip, and then you went back to your residence where you'd better get to bed, because in 8 hours you were gone again on another trip, and on and on it went. Finding time to do laundry after a week, or get groceries got to be difficult. But this is the kind of conditions Hunter wants to force on us. Legalized slavery. Plus they really don't value us. In my 30 plus years, there has never been a company staff party at Christmas for the running trades EVER! Christmas party, what's that? Their annual showing of affection is offering a free hot dog in a parking lot by the diesel shops in a dust storm. Oh you shouldn't have. Need I go on? Can you spot the pattern? Oh and the growing earings. Every quarter. It gets slower and slower and the earning go up at CN-ron. Skies the limit.

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    Advice to Management

    Grow a brain and join the human race!

    CN2008-11-14
  1. "Communications tech"

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    Current Employee - Communications Technician in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Environment, get along well with management

    Cons

    Too much management, needs reduction

    CN2019-07-31
  2. "Bare minimum"

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    Current Employee - Railroad Conductor in Proctor, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money and benefits

    Cons

    Don’t care about the safety of workers

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders not managers

    CN2019-09-22

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