Track Maintainer (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 26 February 2018
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.
Project Safety Manager (Former Employee) – Prince Rupert, BC – 13 January 2018
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.
Signal Maintainer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 September 2017
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.
Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 3 July 2017
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.
Trackman / Operator (Former Employee) – Cochrane, AB – 9 March 2017
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
50$ allowance a day for being away from home and rooms are paid
Track Maintainer (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 1 February 2017
Not many leaders left. Was at one time the company where all wanted to be. Not anymore very unfortunate. U.S. leader stepped in to manage and ruined the place. Not sure what is left to save. All the key people are still leaving and they are leaving right across Canada. Hiring people with zero rail experience is not a good way to grow in a strong market. Unless you have 20 years to rebuild . They should just close the track office at the rate there going with values and respect for employees. To bad they had many good people at one time.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Canada – 10 January 2017
This job was okay for short term. I did not feel like I was apart of the team or like there was room for growth. I worked with people that were across the country, so communication was sometimes a barrier. The crews that I worked with made work enjoyable.
Ex employee (Former Employee) – Cochrane, AB – 17 December 2016
Very poor management team. They treat their employees horrible. Very abusive!!. Would not recommend this company to anyone. Although people don't quit bad companies they quit bad management. I've never seen such abuse of power in all my years working. No regard for their field staff.
Worker (Former Employee) – Guelph – 10 November 2016
Used to be a Great Company/ Guelph construction side falling apart. Zero respect for any experienced people and next to no knowledge left. You think someone in USA would notice the turn over and wonder hmmm wonder why?
Office Administrator (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 19 July 2016
Signals & Communications division in Guelph is a great division to work for. Management is approachable and appreciate a job well done. Co-workers are amazing - friendly - helpful - I enjoy coming to work every day.
Engaging; challenging and supportive work environment.
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 11 July 2016
Overall the experience was great.I was given the opportunity to take-on task above job level, I also had many opportunities to attend training. Excellent working environment. Top notch management, always there when assistance was required.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 21 June 2016
The Guelph Signals construction group are a great group, (family). They work together to help each other out with challenges on their projects. The field work force are very passionate about their craft and take great pride in the quality of work. The operations team are efficient and tend to promote positive ideas with the client to successfully complete a project.
I would highly recommend this group as a first choice for furthering your career or starting a new one.
The employees work together to successfully complete all challenges