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.
Railway Car Technician (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 6 October 2017
Terrible place to work with low morale. Management does nothing to change this. All they care about is finger pointing when things go wrong. They constantly create new policies to make work a terrible place to be.
You get paid on time
Management, Hours, Working Outdoors in all weather
Stenographer (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB, & 3 mos in Montreal on a project. – 6 October 2017
A typical day at work would be generally busy to very busy. I learned many skills improving self confidence overall, in personal and profession environments. In general most of management was understanding and fair.
Over the years I made many long lasting friendships that have lasted to the present. The most difficult part of the job was probably dealing with rumors of job security or lack there of.
I truly enjoyed working at the Canadian National Railway, due to the people, salary and benefits.
People, pension, benefits and salary.
Stress by rumors of lay off, normal stressers of work place environment.
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 +