Managers have no experience, they bully newer employees. They hire you then spend their time trying to fire you. Violate collective agreement with impunity. If you work in yards with beltpacks you will be standing on the front of an engine in freezing cold ,or rain, or heat.
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 September 2017
CN is a great company for individuals looking to work their 8 hours and go home. Highly motivated employees looking for a performance driven organization should stay away. Nepotism is very embedded in the culture.
Train man, Yard man, Conductor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 September 2017
On call 24/7, imagine not being able to plan when to sleep, eat lr spwnd time with your family! Now imagine an employer that probably spent 90k training you and now will fire you for any stupid mistake? An employer that will invite you to break safety rules and then discipline you for doing what they told you to do.
Heavy Duty Locomotive Technician - Lead Hand (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 19 September 2017
It was a good company to work for, but being an ambitious employee i struggled working with LAZY union employees who didn't care. You show that you're a solid worker and management takes advantage of it. To get promoted into a non unionized supervisor position was extremely difficult and seemed very secretive/hidden. They also denied me a transfer to another province and went for hiring an outside member which is funny that the union couldn't help there...
Good wage, share package, pension, Overtime, wicked machines
Money was great. Hours were rough on personal life
Conductor (Former Employee) – Jasper, AB – 23 August 2017
This job wasn't for everyone. Tough on family and or personal life. But if you want to make good $$$$$$$$$$. It's perfect . Make sure you have an open minded wife and she is ok with you being away from home for 24 hrs +
-Excellentes possibilités d'avancement -Poste stables et pour longtemps -Pas de monotonie -Place pour l'innovation -Excellent salaire -Doit gérer le quotidien en fonction des besoins operationnels -Doit supporter la pression -Doit livrer en temps -Doit toujours mettre la priorité sur la sécurité des infrastrictures et des employés -Les gestionnaires doivent être disponibles en tout temps -Doit suivre les développements technologiques
carrière intéressante, excellents revenus, stabilité, technologie
travailler dans toutes les conditions / neige / chaleur intense / pluie
Conductor (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 7 July 2017
great place to work, always had fun. Management is a bit difficult at times but the wage and benefits are fantastic. if you like to work in a fast paced ever learning environment CN is the place for you
Retired from CN Rail as conductor and locomotive engineer with 36 yrs of service. Currently 58 yrs old looking to work some more years in railway industry. Worked lots of yard switching and main line work as locomotive engineer.