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horrible place to work, no concern for the employees and their family life and welfare.
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNMay 31, 2018
Horrible place to work if you want a work life balance and to be treated with respect. Management only cares about meeting the numbers, regardless of how the employee may be treated in the process.
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the manager is not fair
Specialist - Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  AlbertaApril 20, 2018
The manager only likes few people in the team and they go for coffee, smoking, walking... those people think they are boss too. All other people in the team feel not good. Total 9 employees in database team left since 2014. The team is only 12 DBAs.
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Soul Crushing
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNApril 16, 2018
Stay away from this company, no workplace safety, poor management, unhappy employees, worthless union, fake investigations, no work/life balance, working the 2359 extra hump when the yard is shut down on Christmas day.
Pros
Knowing managment has a special place down below
Cons
Management
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It was okay, created by moral with new supervisors and new CEO
Section Foreman (Former Employee) –  Winona, MNApril 3, 2018
It was a great place to work. Worked with a great bunch of guys that were very knowledgeable in the track department. Learned and Expanded my knowledge and track and an inspection of track. Ran a numerous amount of equipment and heavy equipment.
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Terrible management
Crew Foreman (Current Employee) –  Duluth, MNMarch 26, 2018
The management is out to get everyone. Even if you go in at 3am to help with an emergency they'll find a way to write you up. The company doesn't care about their workers well being. They're just out to make a buck off our broken backs.
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Wouldn’t wish this company on my worst enemy
Locomotive Engineer (Former Employee) –  BensenvilleMarch 10, 2018
Walked away from 10’years at this place due to the constant intimidation and harassment. You are reminded and belittled by managers daily that you are lucky to even have a job. You are ordered to violate federal laws and safety rules in the name of productivity and on time performance. Will work you 12+ hours with no lunch period.
Pros
Decent pay for minimal physical labor
Cons
Stressful and intimidating atmosphere. Lack of generosity and compassion for employees.
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Excellent pay and Benefits/High turnover rate
Transportation Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  MinnesotaMarch 6, 2018
Great pay and Benefits. Critically short on manpower and high turn over rate just makes it worse. Be prepared to work A LOT, 12 hour+ days are the rule not the exception.
Pros
Compensation and Benefits
Cons
No work/life balance
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Harrison hangover
Trainmaster (Current Employee) –  Davenport, IAFebruary 26, 2018
Terrible middle management. Cannot make the railroad run correctly. Certain GMs berate employees. They apy well but cannot do the job at all. Class II employees thinking that they are Class I employees. They are not.
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Long hours, no free time
Train Conductor (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNFebruary 23, 2018
They will hire and train you, only to lay you off. Management constaNtly try tryingto get people in terouble in order to justify their job undewr the guise of safety. It's 100% compliance or nothing. no in between.
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Fast pace work,
Section Foreman (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MN 55106February 14, 2018
The work at CP was fast pace and always challenged my mind. The Daily challenge was great for me, it changed daily and hardly ever repeated itself. If I did not relocate to be closer to my wife work I would still be employed.
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not fun
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOFebruary 13, 2018
was better when it was dm&e. culture changed overnight. used to be fun and more of a family atmosphere, then turned into constanly looking over your shoulder. became an us vs. them environment
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Canada
Farm Worker (Former Employee) –  Manitoba Junction, MNFebruary 10, 2018
I would like to work there
I love canada , and iam a farm , i have capacity, i got value, and iam capable
This will make me proud , I would like to start sooner
Pros
Bread
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Healthy
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Working as a Conductor
Conductor (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNFebruary 5, 2018
Working for Canadian Pacific as a cunductor was an eady minded task to do variaus things around the yard or paperwork on the role. The key is manegment and how they treat you, some just start and know ur job better and you have no choice but to accept that. If you listen do ur job right you will be fine. All and All great work place. Like a family
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Pay, Vacation, Benifits
Cons
Working hours and being on call
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high school
Signal Maintainer (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAJanuary 31, 2018
cut throat operation, no team work. full of throw fellow employee under the bus to get ahead. atmosphere is that of high school and in an environment where safety is a must. any joe who has seniority can bid on a job and win over a much more qualified person and there is favoritism at play as well
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benefits
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management
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Waste of Time
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  United StatesJanuary 18, 2018
The company and its lack of direction is very scary as a new employee. Their expectations are ridiculous and will cause any person to run. On a typical day you will be asked to complete task that are against the company policy. If and when your speak up about it, the other senior managers do not have a response. Stay away as it is not worth your time or energy.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Work life balance, lack of direction, inexperienced senior leadership in multiple departments
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It a good place to work at.
Carman/Welder (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MNDecember 7, 2017
Canadian Pacific is a good place to work at I been working there for 3 year almost. I love it the employees and managers are good people to work with and for.
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For Singles Only
Supervisor Material Ordering and Project Creation (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNDecember 1, 2017
If you have a family that you care about and want to spend time with, this may not be the place to work. This is also a male dominate culture. Women beware.
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Great benefits and salary
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Horrible company from the top down.
Engineer/Conductor (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IANovember 28, 2017
Don’t do it! They will offer you big $ to relocate and help them out of their labor shortages that they cause. This is by far the worst railroad I ever worked for. Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it! On the plus side the local BLE rep will lie to your face and will suck up to the carrier while throwing the union members under the bus!
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working as conductor
Licensed Certified Freight Conductor (Former Employee) –  Harvey, NDNovember 20, 2017
Assisted and instructed train crews with coupled and uncoupled cars.
o Operated switches | Made minor repairs to railcars
 Coordinated with customers to ensure accurate movement and placement of cars on delivery.
 Operated locomotive equipment through the use of remote control devices.
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hr
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Hostile Place to work
Support services (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNSeptember 24, 2017
Management rules by fear. Threats to lose jobs weekly. Upper management does not care about the "little" people, you are just a number. No balance between work and home life. Forced to work 16hr shift. Good pay okay about of time off. Would never recommend working for this company.
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Pay benifits
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