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Management sucked culo
Rules, rules and more rules. One slip up and you get written up in a heartbeat. Managers teach new supervisors to look out for rule breakers, because the managers get annual bonuses for people who get written up. It makes them look good in the eyes of CP Rail upper management.
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Great group of people to work with here
I was a long service employee here. Management can be hit or miss as it is anywhere large. Very old school management is back in. If you are used to it it is easier to handle. You need to focus on the positive parts and keep the negative aspects in the background.
Pros
Lots of great people and long service staff.
Cons
Can be stressful and overwhelming.
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Not a fun place to work. Paid well.
Very well paying job with good benefits and capped pension. Layoffs at all times of the year for first few years. Management are very negative and always trying to punish for anything. Stressful and unfulfilling place to work. Great coworkers and the type of work is interesting and stimulating.
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Too much nepotism
You can work as hard and smart as you can, but you will not get ahead unless you are in the inner circle. Nepotism in the company is extremely demotivating. Nepotism is everywhere, in the field and in the offices,and HR does nothing about it.. No room for advancement. Top heavy, company. Do not recommend working here. Management works over 12-15 hours a day without any breaks unless you are unionized. If you were to work for 9 hours a day salary is good, but since you will be working extra hours each day (without overtime pay) even with your bonus you will make less than the union employees do.
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Stressful workplace culture which pays well
This job pays well if you want to dedicate your life to work. Once you learn the language of train operations, the work is easier. Shift work is extremely hard on your body and your family.
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Great place to work
Very challenging but very rewarding. Great, passionate people. Veteran friendly and gives back to society. Backbone of the supply chain. Great long term vision.
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good job bad hours
good job with hours that are all over the map but it pays good, good coworks that take time to make sure everyones being safe. over all its a good job
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Toxic work environment
Old boys club, supported from the ceo down

Relic thinking, Women will never succeed,


Pay is fair if you negotiate at the beginning, as pay inequality is rampant


It’s a job, a paycheck - nothing more
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Business Analist
The most of the IT managers are very weak and they are not able to delivery on time. Some of then do not have idea about the functionalities that they are working on. They used to push the issues for the team and they are not able to support the team.
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Difficult but reliable work
Difficult to maintain family and friend relations due to the work scehduling and being on call. recession proof position if willing to work 330+ days of the year.
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C-Level knew what needed to be done but obstacles in the middle and lower tiers
This was a culture of the vultures that opposed any real and meaningful change. Mgmt chicanery exists to close ranks when the unethical gets done... Opprtunism was rife
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They treat people as a disposable commodity
Safety first? No, money first. People don't matter. This is by far the worst company I've ever worked with. There are ways to improve that they ignore. Maintenance of rail and equipment is ignored until it costs the company money.
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fair working environment
not a bad place to work management can be a bit difficult to work with benefits are good but could be better, reasonable working pace, break are very short .
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Awesome work atmosphere outside
I currently am still employed at CP Rail. Awesome company to work for.
Great competitive wages and a great career for people who like to travel and work outside.
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Yikes x10
Typical day in mechanical department consists of very little direction.

The training is non existent so find yourself a senior tech.


About 4 levels of miserable management beat into intimidating and harassing staff. (You will be pressured to do tasks you're not comfortable with and when you try to deny them you'll be called insubordinate. OR you will try and fail and then they A&D test and suspend you pass or not because "you know better").


Culture is toxic between work and management, you're not supposed to have family or life, "Because CP signs your cheque" -Manager.


Hardest part of the job is talking to supervisors and managers that are supposed to be there FOR you but they can't even hold conversations because they're instructed by the Director to keep you uncomfortable

(tactic used to intimidate people into shutting up and working). Zero accountability on management while rules are broken or twisted to hold workers accountable. Don't bother with their own rule book, they don't follow it but suspend workers for 30 days for identical infractions.


Most enjoyable part of the job is the pay cheque but I've been far happier making way less money.


Seriously, unless you need this $ to live, don't waste your blood & sweat here.
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All things considered Canadian Pacific is a good company
Canadian pacific is a good company but in certain regions where work varies and lay offs are expected regularly it is extremely stressful. besides that and the lack of a social life it is a great company to work for.
Pros
Rate of pay
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Work life cuts into family life extremely.
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Was a lie
Got hired for brake man switch man and was thrown into maintenance of way track work Tie gang then steel gang . When a company lies to you straight to your face it’s not worth working there.
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ok
ok place to work. good visibility with senior staff but a lot of after hours work is necessary if you want to get ahead. work life balance is definitely a struggle
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I wouldn’t recommend my enemies to work here.
Management ? There’s no management. Impossible to get in contact with your supervisor when necessary. No life outside of work. Even when you’re off you are never really off. The lack of structure is appalling. 10/10 would not recommend.
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Black Hole
Co Workers are great, can build excellent friendships since you are at work more then at home. Management do their best to ruin whatever job culture the men and women on the ground try and create. No such thing as a good time on the RR.
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horrible experience
i would not recommend cp rail to my worst enemy. extremely stressful and toxic environment. corporate and union at constant battle, continuous breaching of the collective agreement, continual blame on the running trades for issues that are of the company not the workers, workers being mistreated and threatened by the company on a daily basis, you are not given all of the tools and information during your training by the company-including how to pay yourself and all of the many ways to do so. the company cares about making profits and not about their employees and refuse to fix and maintain their equipment and tracks unless forced to do so. workers are overworked, fatigued, and have no work-life balance. they have an intriguing face when it comes to hiring new employees, but do not be mistaken by this soul sucking company where you will be abused and mistreated.
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