PNR RAILWORKS Employee Reviews in Canada

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Heavy equiptment operator (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ONMay 2, 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.
Pros
food bonus, benefits, decent pay when all is included, boot allowance
Cons
laid off for over 4 months, management doesnt want to pay employees what they are qualified for.
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Horrible Job Culture
signal maintainer (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ONNovember 19, 2015
The pay and compensation package here isn't bad but the job culture is horrible.

The Upper Management at this company are controlling and condescending and make the work environment very stressful for those working under them, as such there is a high turnover rate

The work/life balance here isn't too great either as there is a fair amount of on-call involved which makes it difficult to have a social life.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Job Culture, Management, On call, Rotating Shifts
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Productive and professional workplace
Materials Coordinator - GTA & Guelph (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ONMay 9, 2016
I learned many skills from my time at PNR Railworks such as time management, professionalism, management skills, and was a friendly place to work.
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Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ONFebruary 1, 2016
Awesome Co-workers and great learning athmosphere for anyone who is interested in the railway. Great place to advance in project management.
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Good if you wanna work for people that can't finish a job
Do everything (Current Employee) –  GuelphSeptember 22, 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.
Pros
They company is stupíd
Cons
The people are stupìd
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Boom truck, A/Z driver
Boom truck delivery driver (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ONSeptember 29, 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.
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Railway Equipment Operator/Track-men: (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ONSeptember 6, 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.
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Productive hard work, all manual labor.
Yard Worker (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ONApril 18, 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.
Pros
3 breaks a day, and good pay
Cons
long hard days, it was very hot.
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