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PROUD RAILROADERS

Working for a railroad is not for everyone, but for those who are up to the challenge, there are many rewards. Roll over the images below to discover what our employees like about their jobs, working at CN, and being railroaders.



Shabeda
Ally

Mississauga, Ontario

Trade Manager

"CN is a good place to work because your efforts are recognized."

Shabeda

Lisa
Ursano

Montreal, Quebec

Online Community Officer

"There are so many opportunities to get involved in the business and in your own community that go beyond your job responsibilities. CN truly gives back to employees and offers many ways to take your passion beyond your day-to-day."

Lisa

Dora
Nelson

Harvey, Illinois

Intermodal Clerk

"The best part of my job would be the day to day interacting and problem solving with truck drivers who come into the Intermodal yard for deliveries and pickups."

Dora

Sacagawea
Croxen

Montreal, Quebec

Senior Representative

"Something people may not know about CN is the wide variety of job types there are here."

Sacagawea

Tash
Wahed

Montreal, Quebec

Senior Analyst, Non-Freight Accounts Receivable

"You don't have to be inside a locomotive to be a railroader. No matter what you do in the company, we are all involved in CN's success."

Tash

Traci
Wardlaw

Harvey, Illinois

Chief Clerk, Intermodal

"The best part of my job is the interaction with our customers, both internal and external. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment when I am able assist, resolve and troubleshoot for them."

Traci

Austin
DeSpain

Gary, Indiana

Mechanical Supervisor

"I came from no railroading experience and I try to follow my own golden rule: learn something new everyday. I like coming to work, learning this industry and meeting new people. I am excited about my future here. "

Austin

Nate
Ohlfs

Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Track Foreman

"CN is a huge company, and the daily operations are well run. I think the old stereotype of railroaders – up early in the morning, work all day – is gone nowadays. There’s a big focus on safety and teamwork, and we’re treated very well."

Nate

Tracy
Miller

Gary, Indiana

General Manager

"I don’t think people really understand how much we care about each other. People associate railroads with toughness, but there is a true human side to CN. When you can have a conversation with your senior management and they remember you and ask about you, whether you’re a conductor or a trainmaster, that’s powerful. It’s a family situation out here."

Tracy

Skye
Woldhuis

Homewood, Illinois

Chief Crew Caller

"I love that CN trained me from the ground up. I had no knowledge of transportation before my career here, and with the help of my managers and trainers, I have succeeded and absolutely love every aspect of my job."

Skye

Sharolise
Baker

Prince George, British Columbia

Track Maintainer

"Working at CN means job stability and great benefits the day you get hired. It may have once been perceived as a boy’s club, but most of the people I’ve met here have been very helpful and generous. Not only does this job challenge your mind, but you also get into shape, especially doing my job."

Sharolise

Dave
Yurchi

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Skilled Trades Coordinator

"Many companies have come and gone or are fading away. CN has reinvented itself and continues to innovate. There is a bright future ahead for those who build their career here."

Dave

Nuria
Pérez de León

Montreal, Quebec

Manager, Corporate Communications

"CN is a solid company, with a proud legacy of connecting communities and feeding an economy by transporting essential goods from their raw to finished stage."

Nuria

Dan
Ritchie

Surrey, British Columbia

Police Inspector

"People might be surprised to learn that CN has its own Police Service. Safety is paramount at CN."

Dan

LiQuita
Hassell

Memphis, Tennessee

Risk Mitigation Officer

"People may not know that CN donates millions of dollars every year to support many of the communities we call home."

LiQuita

Corey
Turner

Memphis, Tennessee

Signal & Communication Asst. Supervisor

"Many people may not know just how vast CN's network is - we span across both Canada and the United States."

Corey

Aaron
Borsuk

Montreal, Quebec

Senior Business Partner, Financial Planning

"My job involves a wide variety of business subjects, including locomotive planning, work equipment initiatives, network infrastructure, in-sourcing opportunities, tax and accounting issues, financial analysis and assisting in negotiations. It’s challenging to identify the most pertinent aspects of these multifaceted subjects, distil them, work with other functions, and make recommendations. Being able to add value is particularly rewarding."

Aaron

Jean-Francois
Robitaille

Montreal, Quebec

Sr. Supply Agent

"What surprised me when I first joined CN was how well developped the CN Onboarding program is, from the website access before your first days, to the presentations and other training and operational tours available to new employees to support them. "

Jean-Francois

Brian
Stephenson

Oakville, Ontario

Conductor

"There are lots of different people from different cultures at CN; it’s very diverse. When I hired on, I don’t recall many women here either; things have changed a lot, for the better."

Brian

Peter
Coirazza

Montreal, Quebec

Training Advisor

"The best part of my job is working as a team to provide CN employees with world-class technical training and development."

Peter

Aya
Gedeon

Montreal, Quebec

Junior Engineer - Project Manager

"The best part of my job is always having something different to work on; new challenges, different approaches, it's a constant learning curve."

Aya

Marieve
Perras

Montreal, Quebec

Corporate Web Team Leader

"CN is a great place to work because I believe we set the standard for other employers."

Marieve

Marc-André
Lévesque

Montreal, Quebec

Senior Manager, System Payroll Accounting

"CN is a good place to work because it has recruited and continues to attract 'la crème de la crème'. "

Marc-André

Stefan
Thibeault

Montreal, Quebec

SAP NetWeaver Developer

"The size and complexity of all the interconnected systems CN relies on for day to day operations surprised me when I first joined the company."

Stefan

Heather
Lamb

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Director Transcona Shops

"I’d like to be remembered as someone who made a difference. I wanted to become the Director of Transcona Shops so that I could lead by example and have an opportunity to inspire all employees to be the best they can be. We spend a great deal of our life at work, and it is important that we look forward to going to work when we get up in the morning. By creating a positive, welcoming and engaging atmosphere, we can encourage and inspire each other to think up new ideas, work as a team and improve safety. "

Heather

Pascal
Larin

Montreal, Quebec

Application Architect

"I really enjoyed having the opportunity to receive conductor training. It makes really a difference in my day-to-day job because it gave me a clearer understanding of what happen in the field."

Pascal

Abu
Haider

Montreal, Quebec

Senior Manager - Revenue Management Collections

"One thing that surprised me when I first joined CN is how much collective railroading experience there is here; so many employees have 25-30+ years of service. "

Abu

Jackie
Macewicz

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Manager, Public Works

"Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Railroading is a unique industry that has its own language; it’s something that you learn on the job. I’ve been at CN for nearly 20 years, and I still learn something new every day."

Jackie

Girish
Nair

Concord, Ontario

Market Manager

"CN is such a large organization, yet one thing that struck me is that there are so many platforms and opportunities to interact with one another, and this provides additional exposure to understand the railroading business better."

Girish

Marissa
Provost

Montreal, Quebec

Communications Officer

"The railroad is a complex business, but SO interesting! Ask questions - not only will it help you understand your job better, but also how you fit into the big picture at CN. "

Marissa

Shena
Coleman

Geismar, Louisiana

Team Lead

"I love being able to help customers receive quality service."

Shena

Hunt
Cary

Homewood, Illinois

General Manager

"CN is a great place to work because those who have the right talent and diligence to succeed will earn opportunities to grow."

Hunt

François
Fioramore

Montreal, Quebec

Application Lead

"I get to work with great people and to spend time both at the office and in the field."

François

Darci
Ross

Edmonton, Alberta

Service Delivery Representative

"I enjoy working with customers. Interacting with the public is right up my alley, because I’ve always been good at problem-solving. I like the challenge of being able to try and resolve customer issues when they’re having problems so that at the end of the day, I’ve made their lives a little bit easier."

Darci

Terrell
Toney

Gary, Indiana

Conductor

"The best part of my job is taking trains from state to state and city to city. The view that you get from the railroad tracks is a lot different from traveling the road."

Terrell

Ken
King

Edmonton, Alberta

Locomotive Engineer

"The best part of my job is getting to operate 23,000-ton trains up to 60 MPH."

Ken

Laura-Leigh
Blackmore

Edmonton, Alberta

Lead Hand Clerk, Edmonton Intermodal

"I am a CN EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program) Peer and share the benefits of this program with new hires. I also enjoy the opportunities to participate in social events such as Wellness Challenge and Diversity Days."

Laura-Leigh

Philip
Gregory

Montreal, Quebec

Supervisor, Non-Freight Management

"CN is a reputable company managed by great people and has a long history of positive contribution to the economy, the country and to society as a whole."

Philip

Luis
Castillo

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice

"I'm really happy that CN goes all out for Family Days. It means a lot for our families too."

Luis

Dicky
Yip

Montreal, Quebec

Team Lead, Application Support

"CN is a great company and you will not get bored here; change is a constant. It’s the same thing here in IT - there will always be challenges and opportunities to work with people who are passionate about the company and their work. We are all part of a big team, so ask for help or jump in and help!"

Dicky

Karen
Rehel

Montreal, Quebec

Human Resources Advisor

"The best part of my job is helping dedicated employees every day to figure out how our company programs and policies apply to their work life."

Karen

Christopher
Howard

Homewood, Illinois

Manager of Assets

"It's always interesting to interact with people across different functions - Engineering, Mechanical and Transportation, etc. - and see how well we work together."

Christopher

Angela
Negro

Montreal, Quebec

Senior Agent - Supply Management

"One thing that surprised me when I first joined CN is there is so much opportunity! The railroad really is evolving. It's not your grandfather's railroad! "

Angela

Kelli
Litke

Harvey, Illinois

Licensing Clerk, Fleet Management

"With CN operating in many states, we have to work with different rules and regulations. This can be quite challenging, but what a learning experience!"

Kelli

Ernie
Novak

Flatrock, Michigan

Locomotive Engineer

"CN is a good company to work for; I’ve been allowed to do a lot of things I enjoy, like teaching. I’d like to be remembered for playing a part in my fellow railroaders’ lives. The most important thing I tell them is you have to be willing to learn. I’m still learning to this day."

Ernie

Bob
Fisher

Edmonton, Alberta

Officer, Crew Scheduling

"My experience in crew scheduling has given me an appreciation and a better understanding of some of the more complex facets of railroading."

Bob

Kerry
Brady

Montreal, Quebec

Manager, Quality Testing

"Many people probably don't know that CN has a full service IT department. Everything from custom development to project management to a full telecom team."

Kerry

Brian
Harris

Chicago, Illinois

Manager - Operating Practices

"The best part of my job is watching students develop into skilled railroaders."

Brian

Deanne
Haldane

Surrey, British Columbia

Stores Attendant

"The best part of my job is getting to see all of the things that CN helps export and ship across the globe."

Deanne

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