Locomotive Engineer/Conductor (Former Employee), Multiple Locations – February 16, 2014
Pros: newer equipt.
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.
CN Conductor (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – August 6, 2014
Pros: salary, benefits
Cons: work/life balance
CN is a great place to work for a few reasons and a challenging one in others. The pay and benefits are fantastic! Unfortunately the work-life balance is not and if you have a young family this probably isn't ideal for you.
Signals & Communication Foreman (Former Employee), Vaughn, Ontario – February 25, 2014
Pros: the pay! the people! great job.
Cons: dangerous, very dangerous, even with all the saftey regulations it is a life endangering job.
Working for Canadian National Railway was a wonderful learning experience in my life, and the pay was fantastic, beyond expressionable words. I, as a recent highschool graduate would never in my life believe I could earn $20/hr + $100/day (for expenses) straight out of a trade school. That's crazy! But there it was, and the people I worked with they – more... were awesome. Sometimes, things got tense, like in all high pace work environments. However, everyone always tried their best to keep a calm head and figure out a solution. – less
Paying attention during work hours is a must. After hours: fishing fishing and more fishing, oh yeh
Canadian National Railroad track maintenanc (Current Employee), Winnipeg Manitob Canada – January 18, 2014
Pros: away from the parties is not a bad idea.
Cons: occasional extreme cold weather
Canadian National Railroad is a great place to work. I enjoyed the demanding work schedule which included physical along with working as a team. Being organized is what makes the difference between having a bottom line. Working as a team saves money and time big time.
10 ton Boom Truck Driver/ Track Maintainer (Current Employee), Fort St John, BC – October 9, 2013
Pros: full time employement
Supervisors are told to go out and look for 25 saftey failures/passes a month but must find 5 failures or are themselves failed. I have had fails on things that I dont even do for the company. Also management is supost to tell you when you fail but most times will not. This is a bad company to work for, they do not treat you well at all.