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built skills and relationships
Coordinator Ground (Current Employee) –  Brampton24 June 2014
I have been working at CN for a little over a year.

There is not a lot of room to grow.
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Efficient company
Electrical/mechanical Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON9 December 2017
A great career choice with many departments to chose from, from mechanical, electrical, engineering to transportation and more. CN is in the top 100 employers.
Pros
Too many
Cons
Shift work
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Not ideal for mechanic at system engineering
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB8 December 2017
Buttweld area is un healthy, lots of smoke coming from the machine, environment and the machine is dusty and dirty, not good to inhale those fumes coming out of the machine. Lots of outdoor repairs too and it's not good during winter time. Pay is not great, lots of companies out there that pay more if you have a red seal. Older mechanic do less and will take advantage of the new hire.
Pros
Pension only if you start at early age, good only for laborer where they can get high hourly rate compare to other company
Cons
30% only covered for safety shoes, no tool allowance, dirty place and outdoor work at extreme temperature, not enough time for family
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