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great companie
Conductor/Yard Forman/Shift supervisor (Former Employee), canadaApril 27, 2015
great companie if your a single man or woman.
this is not a career for a perso with goals of raising a family.
this career is for the person who wants to be alone and make money
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Busy and productive workplace with room for advancement.
Conductor (Current Employee), Lethbridge, ABApril 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.
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Fun and productive workplace
SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMarch 18, 2015
I enjoyed developing critical mainframe applications and even the on call support. My team worked very well together and we enjoyed working autonomously as well.
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Cp Review
Track Maintainer (Current Employee), Edmonton, albertaMarch 5, 2015
Pros: meeting, job briefings always
Cons: long hours
Worked Well with co employees, learned lots importance of track maintenance, management listens to every employees suggestions.
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Great work experience
Diesel maintainer (Former Employee), Calgary, albertaMarch 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.
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management
track maintenance foreman (Current Employee), edmonton,abMarch 2, 2015
they new management style is driving any good workers away also the union does nothing while employees are miss treated
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What I've learned
Operations Foreman/Welder Foreman (Current Employee), Port CoquitlamFebruary 17, 2015
I have been trained in track evaluation and inspections while working with CP and been fortunate enough to work and gain experience in many of the engineering services departments.
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provided stable employment
Locomotive Engineer (Current Employee), Scarborough, ONJanuary 25, 2015
Pros: the people
Cons: odd hours
Everyday is something different and the people are good to work with. The job is challenging at times, and seeing the end result is the most enjoyable part.
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Great Job and Benefits
Conductor/Engineer (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJanuary 20, 2015
Pros: great job good pay and benefits
Cons: no cons
Build train at terminal, lift s/o cars at customer tracks.communicate with conductor or Engineer, or RTC if necessary, make meets with other trains. Get instructions for the foreman if necessary.
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poor Management
Train conductor (Current Employee), vancouverJanuary 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
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many careers under one organization
Operations/Project Engineer (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJanuary 14, 2015
A iconic Canadian company whose network spans across the country and similarly so do the opportunities to work in several different business units.
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Productive and Good place to work.
Specialist Business Systems (Sr. Business analyst) (Current Employee), Calgary, ABDecember 2, 2014
Pros: work culture
Cons: management
Good place to work with nice working culture. Productive and Good place to work. Productive and Good place to work. Productive and Good place to work.
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Great Place, mostly great people
Rail Traffic Controller (Former Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 7, 2014
Pros: greaty pay and mostly fun work
Cons: occasional forced overtime
Great co-workers and many good managers. Learned a lot about the railway industry. Hardest part was balancing life with work and shift work. Company offered great pay and benefits.
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Demanding work environment, which usually has you working on call 24-7
Locomotive Engineer (Former Employee), Roberts BankNovember 3, 2014
Pros: when you retire from the company with a full pension, it is nice to recieve, a monthly pension cheque.
Cons: no family time on a regular basis while working in freight service, no set schedule to make plans for family activities.
The hardest part of the job I was working was no set schedule for a balanced family life, generally on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You could manage to have time off, once achieving, making your allotted milage for the working month, which meant you could get anywhere from 2-6 days off per month, but you had to work many shifts to accumulate 3800 mile per month.
Enjoyed working with some fine employees, finished my career, finally on a schedule road switcher job, out at the coal port at Roberts Bank.
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Productive day at work.
Senior Software Developer (Current Employee), Calgary,ABOctober 13, 2014
Pros: get to know and learn new technologies like sap basis, crm.
Cons: given oncall support even during holidays and weekends.
-Working with Solution Architects to integrate designed solution

within the Multi-Tier Architecture.

-Leading developers within & across several teams for code

enhancements and interoperable message validation.

-Mentoring and leading developers in performing tasks as per the

WBS derived out of the agreed scope.

-Providing the testing results to Service Owner and assisting in

UAT for Business Sign off.

-Working closely with several Service Owners and configuration

management team for scheduling and implementing the change

in production.

-Monitoring and Maintaining the Solution during the warranty

period.
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No work/life balance. Always on call. Poor management
Crew Dispatcher then Management (Former Employee), Calgary, ABOctober 7, 2014
Pros: good wages and benefits
Cons: always on call. no work/life balance
Since the new CEO came in, Management is always quick to point the finger and quick to pass the buck.
You are expected to answer the phone at all hours of the day and night. Saying NO is not an option. They force you to work on your rest days . If you say no, you will be fired.
Do yourself a favour and do not work here. The stress level is over the top.
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terrible
conductor (Former Employee), Calgary, ABSeptember 24, 2014
being a conductor is not glamorous. do something better with your life.
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Nice place to work with good incentives
Role - Project Lead (Current Employee), Calgary, ABSeptember 23, 2014
Pros: good salary
Cons: management pressure
1. Nice Colleagues
2. Good work culture
3. Aggressive Management
4. Good Payment Incentives
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productive and efficient work place
Crane operator (Former Employee), Montreal, QcAugust 19, 2014
A typical day would consist of loading and unloading of trains. All while serving outside truck drivers there respective containers. During this time I have learned how to use multiple computer applications, trouble shooting, and time management skills. The hardest part of the job was the balancing of making sure trains met their deadline while also catering to outside truck drivers in a timely fashion. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing a job well done and all facets of the job moving like clockwork.
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Company on the turnaround
Account Manager - Sulphur (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 31, 2014
Pros: good benefits, good pay, company on the cusp of becoming industry leader
Cons: employee turnover, workload, office location
Canadian Pacific continues their transition to the most efficient rail network in north america. The company has become very profitable and delivered record after record.

Frustrations around employee turnover, workload and office location. Vacation time is not on par with oil and gas.

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