Canadian Pacific Railway
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Canadian Pacific RailwayPros
Good pay, great benefits, stock shares and big bonuses.
Despite many on-going changes, it's a good place to work.
Lots of opportunity.Cons
Lots of changes all the time. Rules seem to change daily. Managers are forced to become qualified as conductors but still have to perform their day jobs.
Disconnect between head office and the rest of the company. It takes a long time for any decisions to be made. Only VPs make decisions because everyone else is afraid of being fired for making the wrong decision.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Give managers and directors authority to make decisions without fear of being fired. Everyone fears for their jobs.
Make conductor training optional. It's not for everyone.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- 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
No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
- 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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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...
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...