- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves 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
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...