IT Employee (Ancien employé) – Canada – 17 septembre 2019
Sr. Management in the IT organization needs to go. They create a culture of fear and drive people to the brink often imposing on vacation and personal events like family birthdays and anniversaries using phrase such as CP is your family and family comes first.
You sleep with one eye open as you are absolutely afraid to miss a call even when you are not on call for fear of job loss. Never travel outside of cell range and don't forget your PC.
Middle management are typically a class act who are brought in from outside the rail industry - they attempt to shelter their people but are frequently reassigned in order to inflict Sr. management command and control and unfortunately quit or are released. The only ones that last are yes men..
They preach a culture of respect which means they still yell and belittle you but no longer use profanity or gender terms to do it.
Good Bonus's - only reason for staying.
Very Long Hours - No (NONE) work life balance. CP doesn't even provide coffee in their offices, you need to bring your own pods, creamers, and cups.
I think workjng there was the best job ecer paid every Friday. And the company was nice and fun to work with time flew by and hey great work out. I met alot of different people from all over the world. And I learned how to be safe unlocking and locking containers on a train. Also learnt alot about safety as well as others safety. I took temperatures on containers. And tagged containers for damage.
If you can get past the negative work/life balance climate and the company politics it can be a rewarding lifetime career and the fellow workmates you encounter can be lifelong friends if you engage in a positive manner.