Canadian Pacific Railway

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Canadian Pacific Railway President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison
E. Hunter Harrison
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    It used to be great working for CP, not any longer.

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    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Train Dispatcher in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are quite good.

    Cons

    Management changes constantly. It changes so much lately that I don't know who my superiors are from day to day. They do not understand that happy employees are much more productive employees. They don't understand that employees that are constantly in fear for their job, Do not make productive employees nor do they make Safe employees. I have worked here over 20 years and I have never seen morale so low. The saddest thing is I don't see this getting any better anytime soon. We need Management that wants to stick around for a while and care, just plain care. Employees are assets. They keep the company strong, if you keep them strong and secure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick around for a while. Take heed of long standing employees. They are filled with a wealth of knowledge. You might be amazed.

    Doesn't Recommend
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Canadian Pacific Railway Interviews

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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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Canadian Pacific Railway Awards and Accolades

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

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Website www.cpr.ca
Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
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 Line Railroad and Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad, which operate in the Midwest; and Delaware and Hudson Railway, which operates in the Northeast. Freight hauled by CP includes intermodal... More

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