Canadian Pacific Railway

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Canadian Pacific Railway Reviews

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Canadian Pacific Railway President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison
E. Hunter Harrison
46 Ratings
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    A change for the good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Pacific Railway full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Although change is difficult to go through in any organization, Hunter has shown employees that with enough hard work to remove bureaucracy and slow processes, CP can be a winning railroad again.

    The people culture is still great and unlike before, if you have an idea you can get it approved and turn around projects much faster.

    Cons

    Focus on employees needs to return. It is a people culture but many forget and only think of being stung by layoffs.

    Union morale is terrible. Their culture has been poisoned and may never recover as the old timers are terribly grumpy and turn newbies into bitter grumps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to communicate to union employees, make them feel like less of a number.

    Have leadership speak directly to employees on a frequent basis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Canadian Pacific Railway Interviews

Updated 23 Sep 2014
Updated 23 Sep 2014

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    BUSINESS SYSTEMS SPECIALIST Interview

    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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Canadian Pacific Railway Awards and Accolades

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

Additional Info

Website www.cpr.ca
Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1881
Type Company - Public (CP)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue ₹100 to ₹500 billion (INR) 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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