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Unique place to work
Recruitment Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 September 2018
I've met the greatest people and have had some amazing opportunities. CP is a good company however the corporate culture is not for everyone, you need to be adaptable to constant change. Overall a good place to work.
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hostile environment
Conductor/ Belt Pack Operator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 September 2018
hostile environment, not a great place to work.
20 minutes for lunch break for a 10 hour shift.
something goes wrong and you don't finish work
your to blame.
Pros
co workers
Cons
20 mins for lunch, weather working outdoors all types of weather.
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Good workplace.
Crane operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 September 2018
it was a good job, i learned a lot about what i m capable of as a person. Hardest part of the job was dealing with the weather. Most enjoyable part of the job was the people.
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Stay away
Supervisor of Mechanical (Former Employee) –  Golden, BC6 September 2018
If you enjoy stress. You will love it here. If you enjoy feeling like you could get axed daily. You will love it here. Want to work lots of extra time for free. This is your job. Management doesn't even back up management. They just stab you in the back. Sounds great eh? Job was great pre Hunter/Creel takeover
Pros
Taking home your lunch every day because you could not find time to inhale it
Cons
No extra pay for all the free hours you put in. No backing from higher management!
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Great people. Awesome learning experience
Acct. Mgr. (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON1 September 2018
A great place to learn about the history of this great nation. Challenged daily to find transportation and logistics solutions for Fortune 500 companies.
Pros
Customer events
Cons
None
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Amazing Place to work
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 August 2018
Great Place to work, great pay, benefits, great work atmosphere! Learned how to operate various different pieces of equipment. If you can't live in a hotel this isn't the job for you!!
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Would not reccomend
CREW DISPATCHER (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 August 2018
Worked here for three months and would never recommend to another person. Trying to manage your personal life with your work life is IMPOSSIBLE with the hours they have you working.
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Great work environment
Sales manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 July 2018
Awesome place to work, beautiful new offices, career advancement opportunities and a really fun culture to be apart of. Really cool place to work as you drive the Canadian economy.
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Micro mangement
Assistant Trainmaster (Former Employee) –  Golden, BC18 July 2018
Hired to one job and then told to do another role. Lots of stress asked to preform the impossible with the minimal amount of resource. Criticized for all your decisions, never told you did a good job. General Managers to Vice President micro managing everything. Expected to know everything with very little training. Huge amount of turnover in the Trainmaster and Assistant Trainmaster position, make it or brake you, trial by fire way of grooming new employees. No work life balance, vacation block between December and March, given lieu days never able to take them. If you want time off have to find someone to work for you. Company only cares about making money and share prices, doesn't care about front line employees or manager's.
Pros
Pay and bonus
Cons
No work life balance
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Not for everyone.
Conductor Trainee (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 June 2018
I was laid off right out of training...what a waste of 6 months of my life. The classroom training was great, On the job training was even better. Too bad it never worked out.
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Not good work culture, no work life balance, very hard to move up ladder
NSC (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB19 June 2018
Only good thing about CP is the money; management, culture, hours, policies, opportunity for promotion all suck. Think very carefully about your desires in life before working here. They use various fear tactics daily against employees, always have to fear losing your job tomorrow!
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Use to be a good place.
Machine Operator/Foreman (Former Employee) –  Alberta15 June 2018
Let's just say it has gone to the dogs, actually gone past dogs and gone to the cats.
The supervisors (big shots) will run you to the ground. Yet their were the laziest workers there before they moved up.
The new supervisors are the same. They treat their employees like garbage yet they can't get their out of the truck to see what is happening
Who ever do the hiring should be fired.
Pros
See the country
Cons
Good for nothing management.
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Worst Company Ever.
Conductor (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 May 2018
Culture of fear.

Constantly under attack from management.

Hostile American takeover, militant upper management.

Auditors deny claims and make deductions from your paycheck months later.

Called for work 1 minute before your holidays begin for a 40 hour round trip.

Company does not honor the contract and forces you to work 12-14 hour days, denies legit monetary claims, unjust suspension and firings.

One of the most poorly run companies in Canada.
Pros
20 minute lunches, timed with stop watch, to ensure you get the full 20 minutes on that 11 hour yard shift
Cons
Work 3 months consecutive, earn 3 days off, get called 1 minute before your booked days off and lose 2/3 days
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Abysmal Morale
Train Conductor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 April 2018
This Place has no vertical communication between labour and management. It is micromanaged "top-down" by individuals who are completely unplugged from the realities of the job.
Pros
Benefits, working outdoors, great coleagues, lots of self direction and responsibity.
Cons
Abysmal morale, high animosity, mistrust between labour and management, multiple examples of petty and vindictive behavior.
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Lots of technology to learn
Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 April 2018
Main applications are maintained and developed in-house, so there are a lot of technologies to learn. Self train materials are provided, but you train on your own time
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Great adventures and challenges
Crew Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Côte-St.-Luc, QC12 April 2018
I enjoy the communication with the employees, the challenge to get everyone to their locations on time no matter the weather. At CP it really doesn’t matter your position the pay was very decent. The main problem I had was working the late shift for the other things in my life that go on. My relationship, children and friends.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Working the shift 11:00 to 7:00 am
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Fun Place
Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON29 March 2018
Mangaement Needs To Wake up And See The Bigger Picture To The Best Intreste in The Company and its unionized Employees
We Need More Vacation Time

Good Salary
Pros
Love The Pay
Cons
Longs Hours
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One of a kind
Conductor (Current Employee) –  Sudbury, ON1 March 2018
Great people, great work. Every day is a new experience, on your toes constantly, hard working co-workers with great work enviroment, and morale. Becomes a family and great support for peers and public.
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Good Pay and Beneifts
General Shop Foreman Moose Jaw (Former Employee) –  Moose Jaw, SK28 February 2018
Good pay and benefits. No work life balance. Its all work. And little to no recognition. Took forever to get to promoted and then once promoted they literally discarded people.
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No work/life balance
Train Conductor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 February 2018
Being on the train you are always out of town, never home and unable to pre-plan anything in your life. The money is great however and you can make a very good living financially. Not very good however if you have a family for you will be unable to go to kids events and social gatherings.
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