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"working on the rails"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Conductor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Conductor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Early starts with early quits. Can make 760 $ followed by two days off. At other times work once a week while collecting a 2800$ guarrantee

Cons

Stressfull job : jumping on & off moving equipment, climbing on & off cars, carrying switch lists, radio gloves, safety glasses, loud noises. A good portion of fellow workers are uneducated & hostile for some reason.

Advice to Management

Only promote from within the ranks

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stable Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth
    Possibility of advancement
    Interesting projects to work on
    Flexible hours, can telecommute
    Fun place to work
    Great downtown location

    Cons

    Projects can be demanding, time lines not always realistic
    Silo mentality
    Red tape
    Too many generals, not enough soldiers to do the work

    Advice to Management

    A lot of excellent new blood in the company with great ideas and expertise that needs to be tapped into.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Too much red tape, forward thinking required"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - S&C Drone
    Current Employee - S&C Drone
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Most people just want to get fair paid wages for a fair days of work, but I could see the company take advantage of employees. Forcing employees to work in duties that they were not hired to perform.

    Cons

    Many innovative ideas at hand, but are all getting shot down by upper management. Upper management seems to be afraid of change, so we're stuck not really moving forward. Way too much bureaucracy and red tape to deal with. Union and management relations are extremely poor.

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE!!! Embrace it, don't be afraid. The new demographics of the company will screw you over if you do not accept that this is the future. Stop being stuck in the old ways of doing things. This is no longer a market in which employers come to get hired and stay here for life if they are not being treated accordingly. Employees have lots of options nowadays and you're going to experience a brain-drain that's going to put your company's business into a grinding halt if you do not adapt.


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