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Lots of work
You are not treated the best, just a number for most of the employees. I was lucky to work with just a select few guys as mechanics and we had a lot more freedom
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no life
to work for pnr means having no life. 99% of work is out of town. if you like going out of town every shift, this will be fine for you. expect to be laid off every winter
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Good co-workers
A lot of travel with little to no appropriate reimbursement. Not paid for full travel time. Co-workers make the job easier. You literally work, eat and sleep the railroad.
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It was fun working at PNR Railworks
I used to work as a estimator on design bid build project and as a project coordinator on design build project.

I learned a lot of managerial skills by working there and I have been working in the office and on the site as well to look after for over all scenario of the project.
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Safe and fun place
This was one of my first internships in university. I worked at the Signals office and I found the group of people there to be helpful and friendly. I learned about project management and got to go into the field and learn more about the railroad industry.
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Rough around the Edges
So, the job description didnt match or relate to what I was doing. The company hand no HR department once so ever, the training was non existent, the employees working there are a bunch of hyper active beard heads who cant go more than 3 seconds without talking. Everyone working there is miserable, and there is a bad vibe about the place.
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Mid management does know or care about what happens day to day
Mid management and upper management dont seem to care about daily work details, until something goes wrong. So the boots on the ground have to do more than expected just to get things done,safely and humanly. Which makes for a tight group of employees, so that's a good thing.
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Mixed emotions
A lot of the questiones required a real answer, not a star rating. Yeah we get paid vacation but you have to accumilate vacation pay, then request it to actually use it. Bout 4% of your gross wages per cheque (weekly), management has its draw backs with certain people, however.. the family atmospheric feel of PNR's employees & managers/supers makes all the difference
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Good place for a first internship
This was one of my first internships in university. I worked at the Signals office and I found the group of people there to be helpful and friendly. I learned about project management and got to go into the field and learn more about the railroad industry.
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Good experience
All around fairly good company to work for. With recent changes it is hard to see a good outcome. Good pay, lots of over time. Budget cuts don’t allow enough staff for jobs at hand
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Okay place to work
Good people work there, if you have a positive attitude and get along with them you will do well. The wages are very good, management could be better, unless that has changed.
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Over 10 Years within the company.
Worked as a general labourer within the company for over ten years. Job was physically demanding and constantly adapting to new changes.
Management rotated a lot but always had a well upbeat environment.

Hardest part of the job was constant shift changing and the impact on my family.

The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with customer relations and working alongside my coworkers.
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Challenging
New challenge every day, good opportunity to learn and develop professional skills.
Long work hours and work on the weekends

Great managers, supevisor and employees.
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Challenging
Cons
Long hours
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Great place to work
Was hired for a job in Prince Rupert. PNR was the prime for a port expansion. Probably one of the best teams I have worked for in quite a while. For a high risk labour intensive job I was surprised how this team looked out for each other. This made my job very easy. With this company Safety is not just lip service. From top management to the track men and women everyone participated in Safety.
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Great crew
Cons
Long hours
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fun place to work
long hours, hard work, rewarding accomplishments.

Good times say a lot of northern BC and Alberta


paid weekly, lots of hotel points and air miles point
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Busy and Rewarding Career
I learned a lot in the short time I was here, wiring bungalows, protecting the signals on a track when CN Production crews were doing work.
The only downside to this job is that you are away from home all the time.
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Wage, Support, Learning
Cons
Away from home all the time
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great employment
Enjoyed the employment. Disadvantage long distance employment.Pay is great...saftey and organized well with a good team and leaders. Just wish it was closer to home and family.
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Productive hard work with great people
Productive hard working job with long hours. Tons of opportunity to move up in the company. Great money and benefits. Opportunity to run heavy machinery and operate equipment
Pros
Great money
Cons
Never home always out of town
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horrible company to work for
wouldn't recommend this company to anyone, horrible management, poor planning, pays are never correct always chasing hours and work, favoritism at its finest!
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Enjoyable work
This company offered a lot of advancement opportunities and learning situations. If you like life on the road and long work hours its great. Working with the company I learned a lot to further a career in the railway industry.
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great challenging company to work for
I do not have a typical day at work. depending on access to track for maintenance, or if im building new track non stop while getting rock dumped and lifted lifted with mark 4 and broomed with regulator
have operated spiker while using gauge to gauge track .i have run loader to unload 10500 concrete ties weighing 710pounds each.

I have built yard with 19tracks at 2500feet per track with primary and secondary switches.

I have done big switches install on CN main track where we have a 6 hour window to change a 200 feet long switch to a new one
Pros
50$ allowance a day for being away from home and rooms are paid
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3.4
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