Canadian Pacific Employee Reviews

Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 6NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 10No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 7No 6Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 7NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Cons
Healthy
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 13Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Pros
Pay, Vacation, Benifits
Cons
Working hours and being on call
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Pros
benefits
Cons
management
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 5No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Pros
Great benefits and salary
Was this review helpful?Yes 5No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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!
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Everything else
Was this review helpful?Yes 9No 4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Pros
Pay benifits
Cons
Everything else
Was this review helpful?Yes 11No 2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Poor Management
Assistant Signalman (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNSeptember 20, 2017
Expect to much out of you when management doesn't realize anything. To many white whites giving orders all going against themselves makes it a stressful place to work.
Pros
pay, benefits
Cons
management
Was this review helpful?Yes 6No 6Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great job extremely poor management
Welder (Current Employee) –  Minot, NDAugust 30, 2017
The management needs work. If you are not liked they will do anything to get rid of you without any education. When you mess up which everyone does in life they do not teach or talk with you it's an instant write up and trying to talk to management isn't an option. I wish there was someone a person could talk too that would listen. Throughout the industry the railroad has gained a bad rep and it has been deserved. Management needs to step back and let the people work without the fear of messing up consistently and loosing their job. If only they could have the people in the office come out and see what is truly going on.
Pros
pay and benefits
Cons
management thinks they are high and mighty
Was this review helpful?Yes 7No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Educational and challenging but rewarding
Conductor/Switchman (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 29, 2017
Best job i have ever had. Great pay and great learner experience. Also a great retirement package. Long hours, with no sleep sometimes. Due to being on call 24 7.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
No Life
Was this review helpful?Yes 9No 1Report
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Canadian Pacific. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.3
Based on 380 reviews
571
4106
3101
257
145

Ratings by category

2.6Work/Life Balance
4.1Compensation/Benefits
2.9Job Security/Advancement
2.6Management
2.9Culture