One of the biggest things i've gained from Canadian Pacific is Patience. Each section of management has their own ideas and view on how this company should be run. Each day is consistently a learning experience.
Freight train conductor (Current Employee), Moose Jaw, SK – June 14, 2015
Cons: Job work/life balance
Typical day at work starts at any time of the day or night.That is the hardest part of the job,not knowing when will you go to work and for how long. But,great co-workers make it little easier dealing with every day issues of the railroad.
Busy and productive workplace with room for advancement.
Conductor (Current Employee), Lethbridge, AB – April 17, 2015
Being a train conductor is a physically and mentally demanding job which taught me to problem solve and work together with my co-workers to finish our work. I needed to think quickly and be able to adapt to changes to my plan at any point during the shift. The most difficult part of the job was working at all hours of the night and being on call every day of the year. CP Rail offers a busy and demanding workplace which has taught me that I am able to get my work done properly and on time.
Diesel maintainer (Former Employee), Calgary, alberta – March 3, 2015
Pros: the hours where great mon to fri
Cons: the sercurity in the job became less stable the last couple of years there
I was employed with CP for approx 33 years and had the opportunity to learn many valuable skills on the job as a machinist. I had recieve many tickets threw this company and found the work at times challenging , which i enjoy immensly.
Train conductor (Current Employee), vancouver – January 17, 2015
Pros: good pay
Cons: long hours, on call 24hour7 days a week
good group of guys to work with, but very poorly managed. You can be fired at any second even if you had nothing to do with the incident. many guys have lost there jobs for a year before the union can get them back.. could be with or with out pay.could work 11hours a day and work 7-8 days in a row