PNR RAILWORKS Employee Reviews

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Duties
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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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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Horrible Job Culture
signal maintainer (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONNovember 19, 2015
Pros: Pay
Cons: Job Culture, Management, On call, Rotating Shifts
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.
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Productive hard work, all manual labor.
Yard Worker (Former Employee), Guelph, ONApril 18, 2013
Pros: 3 breaks a day, and good pay
Cons: long hard days, it was very hot.
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.
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Good if you wanna work for people that can't finish a job
Do everything (Current Employee), GuelphSeptember 22, 2015
Pros: They company is stupíd
Cons: The people are stupìd
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.
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Headquarters
Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada
Revenue
$22.5 Million
Employees
501 to 1,000
Industry
Links
PNR RAILWORKS website