RailWorks Corporation
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Busy, you learn a lot if your willing to get your hands dirty

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I like working with PNR, they have a lot of different jobs on the go all the time. It is competitive and the people are good to work with. Helpful and I recommend the job to anyone looking to get on the railway

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Away from home
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Je recommande cette entreprise en touts points. J'y ai connu des années fleurissent au sein d'une équipe de professionnels hautement qualifiés. Les réalisations sont exceptionnelles et le haut dirigeant est une personne motivante pour atteindre les objectifs établis. Je recommande fortement.

Pros

Gestionnaires proactifs

Cons

Doit pouvoir voyager fréquemment.
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I truly enjoyed my position and time at PNR Railworks

I had a great mentor as a supervisor, we had a very open communication relationship. I learned a lot while I worked there. I also had the opportunity to share and promote a healthy workplace that spoke openly about mental health and the importance of communication.

Pros

Independant work environment and my supervisor was a great mentor

Cons

Had to have a degree to get a promotion
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Good Company

Good company in terms of management and teamwork. Pay can be quite sporadic as there seems to be less qualified members that get paid much more than qualified staff.
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I enjoyed my time with PNR

Good company to work for I spent a total of 16 years, there are some good people that work here, but as in any business you also have some bad apples that create problems for others
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Great place to work, if you’re a newly graduate

Get to have great field experience, but it does have a high turnover rate, meaning people are leaving this company usually after 1 year. Management is pretty much non-existence.

Pros

Pay is good

Cons

On-site office is pretty terrible place to work at
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good place

good place i was just the wrong person for the job. you do have out of town work and there is night shift and good overtime if you want it and all the staff are great
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Always learning

My immediate boss the office manager was absolutely amazing to work for and learn from. She is fair hard working and allows you to learn by helping you when you make mistakes
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Terrible place to work

Training is non-existent and has caused a lot of blind leading the blind scenarios. First week of training consisted of watching videos made 10 years ago for "railway safety". Then after taking the quiz they stick you in a room by yourself for the rest of the week and give you a USB with poorly made PDF files and tell you to read the info. Second week they pair you with someone who is at most 2 years on the job and has no idea what they are doing. The people who know what they are doing either quit or refuse to train the new people. They rotate their shift every 2 weeks. Lastly everyone here is only looking out for themselves, do not trust anyone here. Many of them who stay are just trying to climb the ladder and will throw you under the bus as soon as anything bad happens.

Pros

pay

Cons

12 hour shifts, rotating between midnights and days every 2 weeks, poor training, poor work culture
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Warehouse department

Job offer and work you do does not accurately match.I was a warehouse coordinator and I had to remove snow and garbage from first day.Worked for 1 year, Managers and old employee was pscyco with previous history of mental illness. Learn good things about rails and parts, employees from field are very good respective. Learned great in technical terms but Hard way
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Not a place to grow. No proper training provided to new hires.

Pros:Works hours are flexible.Travel and food expenses are covered.Decent health coverage.Cons:Work is not equally divided among team.Night and weekend work.
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Grate company I’ve learnt a lot there

Started off as a labour , working with a amazing group of people very friendly & made me feel as if I was home , a lot of room for growth in this company, they actually set you up for success. I thank pnr for giving me the tools I needed for my career

Pros

LOA . Free transportation from the hotels to work & back

Cons

Just wasn’t paid fairly
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Productive work place, good workers

Good workplace with lots of interesting projects. Shift work can be tough but the hours are they if you want to work harder. Great working outside in the summer.

Pros

Lunches

Cons

Night work
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Horrible management

Worst company I’ve ever worked for no communication or planning is possible. Management uses employees as fall people for their mistakes. Good wages but useless work all work that has been done usually has to be redone 2 to 3 times because no one knows what their doing. Good job if you have no where else to go, but this company will use and abuse you and throw you under the bus to save themselves. Also Human Resources is corrupt and will lie every time you need to talk to them their on vacation even if their not.

Pros

Free lunches on weekends

Cons

Horrible management
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Productive and Fun

Work place culture is So very well managed. Will have great learning Experience at this Company. Research and development activities are held in here in Electrical CBTC Rail Systems.
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Good company with lot of management issues

Company's management should change to a great extent. It's safety protocols are good ,but people do not grow easily in this company. Growth prospects are too low in the company

Pros

Good safety protocols

Cons

Management should improve
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Great people and projects

Great group of guys, care about their work and each other. Still a little old school in the workplace harassment and discrimination from senior management across the border in corporate, but overall great company.

Pros

Good pay, benefits, and people

Cons

Not much work life balance
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Was a decent emloyer

Enjoyed working there great workers and management Pay was fair for area job locations if you like downtown Toronto is ok Lots of time away from home Beautiful scenery get to see lots most people don’t see.
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Disorganized management in signals is horrendous

Great money good benefits the signals department is horrendously managed. Managers expect you to go out and work but provided no track time or even knew you had to call in advance for rule 842 protection. Safety is let’s say only a priority when they want it to be they expect you to reverse equipment and hi rail units on foot without a radio sometimes for a mile or 2 at night. The construction side was no better management actually knows what their doing in that department only problem is it’s very cliquey so if you don’t become buddies with supervisors and foremen they just write you off. 10/10 would not recommend anyone working here

Pros

Great wage/benefits

Cons

Management doesn’t care about employees just the $
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Tons of work and overtime if you want it.

They have All the toys and equipment to do a they job properly. Highest paid rail contractor in the GTA. Tons of hours and work if you want it. The president is great as are the field managers.

Pros

Tons of hour and great pay checks.

Cons

Lots of nightshift.
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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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Based on 243 reviews

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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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