Compare Network Rail vs Virgin Trains BETA

See how working at Network Rail vs. Virgin Trains compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Network Rail vs. Virgin Trains. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Network Rail

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Virgin Trains

Employee Ratings

  • Network Rail scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Virgin Trains scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1422 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 98 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Network Rail employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Virgin Trains employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Network Rail employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Network Rail employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Network Rail employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Network Rail Ceo Andrew Haines
66%
66%Andrew Haines
CEO Approval
Virgin Trains Ceo Phil Whittingham
66%
66%Phil Whittingham
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Virgin Trains employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Network Rail employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
42%
Network Rail employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
36%

Salaries

Network Rail has 3,874 more total submitted salaries than Virgin Trains.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager200 Salaries
£50,031/yr
Signaller77 Salaries
£41,203/yr
Human Resources Business Partner33 Salaries
£42,541/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
ECommerce Specialist2 Salaries
£2,595/mo
Team Leader2 Salaries
£32,933/yr
Train Manager3 Salaries
£46,087/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Network Rail.
  • "Good salary" was the most mentioned Pro at Virgin Trains.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Network Rail.
  • "Shift work" was the most mentioned Con at Virgin Trains.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 147 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 117 reviews)
Pros
"Good salary"(in 6 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 32 reviews)
"Red tape"(in 29 reviews)
Cons
"Shift work"(in 5 reviews)
"Virgin trains"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Signalling Project Engineer

I have been working at Network Rail full-time

Pros

Lots of opportunities, lots to learn, people are always willing to help.

Cons

Big company, very strict on processes.

"Train Manager"19 Jan 2022

Current Employee - Train Manager

I have been working at Virgin Trains full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Brand, salary, great benefits and employment opportunities

Cons

Unsociable hours but great shift patterns

Job Postings

Network Rail has 125 more recently posted open jobs than Virgin Trains.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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