Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Pacific Railway Reviews

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Canadian Pacific Railway President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison
E. Hunter Harrison
47 Ratings

    Paid to suffer

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    Current Employee - Conductor in Saratoga Springs, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Conductor in Saratoga Springs, NY (US)

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time


    Good pay overall
    Fun co-workers
    Outside a lot


    Management is terrible.. Let me be perfectly honest and say there is a new rule EVERY DAY, and they are insane. We are not respected as conductors or engineers, and for that matter no one respects no one out here. The point should be get train to point B from point A, but instead it's "how can we make people more 'productive'? make them miserable!" We aren't allowed to sit, we have to have PPE on even eating lunch.. but managers don't have to follow their own rules. They are rude, harass employees and say things that even warrant lawsuits on a regular basis. If you look at your gross salary and your net, you'll find that almost HALF of it is gone. someone who makes 80k is really only bringing home 45k. I could go on and on, but baseline, this company isn't worth it because you are NEVER home, you have NO free time you have only 1 sick day a month and no one respects you and treats you like an idiot. DO NOT WORK HERE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are people. Not every one is trying to screw you over. We have families and things to do, leaving us on trains for 15 hours out of spite is childish and not a way to run a company. Negative reinforcement never works, you can't even train a dog that way, so how to you expect adults to respect you? We do our work and go home, we don't need to be babysat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Canadian Pacific Railway Interviews

Updated 23 Sep 2014
Updated 23 Sep 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty





    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application process which included completing candidate profile - straight forward and took less than 15 mins. Received auto reply email confirmation after application submission.
    Request for Phone/Skype Interview received via email 2 days later. All communication was done on email, no phone contact.
    Skype Interview scheduled within a week with hiring manager and another senior IT manager, plus HR/Recruiter who coordinated the call. Fairly casual approach to meeting and interview questions. Both managers introduced themselves and shared asking questions. Difficult at times to understand as the line was not always clear.
    Notified of interview outcome just over a week later via email.
    Total rewards and benefits never discussed, however salary expectations were asked both at initial application and Skype Interview. Company would not disclose salary range nor provide any further detail on what rewards & benefits were included, which made it difficult to answer the question.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview consisted of a mix of behavioural, situational, hypothetical and open ended questions. Informal and casual approach. Seemed 'off the cuff' and not following interview guide or set of standard questions. No structure or flow to the interview questions either.   View Answer
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    Average Interview

Canadian Pacific Railway Awards and Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1881
Type Company - Public (CP)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (AUD) per year

With operations stretching from Vancouver to New York, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) hauls freight over about a 15,000-mile network in Canada and the US. Its system includes about 10,700 miles of company-owned track and another 4,100 miles of track that is jointly owned, leased, or operated under trackage rights. Much of its network is in western Canada. US units include Soo... More

Mission: At CP, we're all railroaders and our culture is one of hard work, accountability and doing what we say we'll do.

Why? Because we want to see our customers' businesses...

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