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Great place to work if you want to learn anything.
apprentice (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB4 June 2014
CN Rail is willing to teach you as much as you want to learn no matter what. They really feel like family there and you are treated much like family, benefits were great, as was the work.
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was always on the road
Signals & Communications Helper (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 April 2018
cn was a good place to gain experience but the work schedule was horrible.. I worked all over ontario and was home one day a week.. So i resigned to be home with my family
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educational
Cons
spent to much time away
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Your whole life will become the railway
Conductor (Former Employee) –  British Columbia18 April 2018
Great company to work for as far as benefits and money goes. However you need to be aware you are signing your life away. On call makes it impossible to live any sort of life outside of work. Insane hours. constantly on the road. Constantly getting moved from city to city without a choice. There is a reason why CN has one of the highest divorce rates out of any company in North America. You are barely ever home. And when you are, you are constantly fretting about getting that call to go back. Overall would not recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy their life away from a train.
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Never home
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