Trackman / Operator (Former Employee) – Cochrane, AB – 9 March 2017
I do not have a typical day at work. depending on access to track for maintenance, or if im building new track non stop while getting rock dumped and lifted lifted with mark 4 and broomed with regulator have operated spiker while using gauge to gauge track .i have run loader to unload 10500 concrete ties weighing 710pounds each. I have built yard with 19tracks at 2500feet per track with primary and secondary switches. I have done big switches install on CN main track where we have a 6 hour window to change a 200 feet long switch to a new one
50$ allowance a day for being away from home and rooms are paid
Track Maintainer (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 1 February 2017
Not many leaders left. Was at one time the company where all wanted to be. Not anymore very unfortunate. U.S. leader stepped in to manage and ruined the place. Not sure what is left to save. All the key people are still leaving and they are leaving right across Canada. Hiring people with zero rail experience is not a good way to grow in a strong market. Unless you have 20 years to rebuild . They should just close the track office at the rate there going with values and respect for employees. To bad they had many good people at one time.
Ex employee (Former Employee) – Cochrane, AB – 17 December 2016
Very poor management team. They treat their employees horrible. Very abusive!!. Would not recommend this company to anyone. Although people don't quit bad companies they quit bad management. I've never seen such abuse of power in all my years working. No regard for their field staff.
Worker (Former Employee) – Guelph – 10 November 2016
Used to be a Great Company/ Guelph construction side falling apart. Zero respect for any experienced people and next to no knowledge left. You think someone in USA would notice the turn over and wonder hmmm wonder why?
Office Administrator (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 19 July 2016
Signals & Communications division in Guelph is a great division to work for. Management is approachable and appreciate a job well done. Co-workers are amazing - friendly - helpful - I enjoy coming to work every day.
Engaging; challenging and supportive work environment.
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 11 July 2016
Overall the experience was great.I was given the opportunity to take-on task above job level, I also had many opportunities to attend training. Excellent working environment. Top notch management, always there when assistance was required.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 21 June 2016
The Guelph Signals construction group are a great group, (family). They work together to help each other out with challenges on their projects. The field work force are very passionate about their craft and take great pride in the quality of work. The operations team are efficient and tend to promote positive ideas with the client to successfully complete a project.
I would highly recommend this group as a first choice for furthering your career or starting a new one.
The employees work together to successfully complete all challenges
Heavy equiptment operator (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 2 May 2016
10 hour days checking machine before operation, job briefing. learned about signals and communications on the rail way. management wasn't the greatest they would give training to employees and not pay them for what they are qualified at. a lot of the co workers were great helping learn along the way and teaching open to questions you have. staying away from home can be hard for 8 days and being laid off for so long. working with friendly people always is the best for me by far.
food bonus, benefits, decent pay when all is included, boot allowance
laid off for over 4 months, management doesnt want to pay employees what they are qualified for.
Good if you wanna work for people that can't finish a job
Do everything (Current Employee) – Guelph – 22 September 2015
Good place to work until the "Americans" came over joe can't keep track of his own lies and they just don't have the common sense to listen to anything... Great place to take advantage and rapė them for money.
Boom truck delivery driver (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 29 September 2014
I am part of the Signals and Communications department. We contract to all the major railway companies, such as CN, CP, GO, Via, etc; performing most installations and upgrades. We work on the communication aspect of the railway, including cabling, (underground or buried), signal masts and bridges, bungalows, (the brains of all communication). The nature of the job means that we are outdoors throughout the year and must adapt to changing conditions whether it be climate, location or job requirements, (tasks).
My duties include delivering equipment and supplies to the job site, and many times placing items with the crane. I also float mini-excavators and back hoes. When not driving I assist the crew with Installation.
Yard Worker (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 18 April 2013
got into work, walked the edge of the yard to make sure nobody was in there at night, sorted wooden ties,break,sorting metal scrap piles (which was the hardest of the work), lunch,loading/banding wooden tires ( most enjoyable part of the day),break, then clean up.
Railway Equipment Operator/Track-men: (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 6 September 2012
• Operate front-end loaders to load and off load tractor trailers of railway material, such as rail, ties, switch panels, etc. • Distribute and layout material in accordance with foremen blueprints. • Operate several types of rail-mounted heavy equipment, such as tamping machines, brooms, graders, and ballast cleaning machines to tamp ballast beneath and between ties, to clean tracks, to clean and redistribute ballast, and to grade and level ballast on railroad tracks • Keep daily Inspection and Maintenance log, lubricate machines, change oil, and fill hydraulic reservoirs to specified levels. • Assistant ground crew with such tasks as, bolting, drilling and cutting rail. Spiking and gauging rail safely into place.