Great Western Railway Benefits

4.3
10 Ratings

Employer Summary

The training is rigorous and the roles are tough - but the rewards are definitely worth it. As well as the great team environment and satisfaction of making our customers happy you’ll enjoy lots of benefits and perks, including a defined benefit railways pension scheme, free rail travel for you and your family across our network and a flexible benefits programme that you can tailor to your needs.

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  • Sick Pay(4 comments)

    Sick pay after 5 years is 6 months full pay then 6 months half pay

2 Sep 2020
Current Employee

Good benefits overall amazing company to work for

2 Sep 2020
Current Employee

Best is free travel Worse is nothing wrong the company looks after you

29 Sep 2019
Current Employee

Free travel all over South of the whole of the Isle of Britain is great saving on to of fantastic salary

30 Mar 2018
Current Train Guard in Penzance, England

Overtime pay is excellent and easy to obtain. Holidays of less then a week will not be confirmed or denyed until days before, leaving planning your life difficult.

4 Mar 2018
Current Train Manager in London, England

Subsidised healthcare (basic health shield), buy as you earn, save as you earn, free travel for employee and family, discounted European travel, friends and family discounted tickets, company mobile phone for most employees, limited weekend first class travel

19 Nov 2017
Current Employee

Lots of benifits can be found on employee portal

31 Oct 2016
Former Employee

Free train travel on the network - reduced train travel expenses on other networks

20 Aug 2016
Current Employee

Final salary pension, holiday and a huge range of financial, personal and health benefits on top.

27 Jun 2016
Former Employee

Pension contribution was very small.

9 Mar 2016
Current Depot Driver in Reading, England

For me and my family : free travel on GWR and free EU travel. Reduced travel on the Eurostar. Free Harwich ferry crossings. Reduced travel for friends. First class at weekends and BH. Reduced rates for sleeper train cabins complete with bacon butties and tea in the morning. Free access to counselling via Validium. You can claim money back for various health services. Good pension benefits. For people not ex-BR you have to pay 25% on trains operated by other companies. Payment is 4 weekly NOT monthly and I have never had any problems with being paid on time and the correct amount. Discounts at some station based outlets like Yo Sushi, coffee/tea shops and others. Yearly "Love to Spend" voucher. You will be helped with any emotional or physical problems.

Benefits Summary

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Perks & Benefits

  • Bike to Work Scheme (8)
  • Employee Discount
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Membership
  • Car Allowance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Company Car

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