Compare Virgin Trains vs Great Western Railway BETA

See how working at Virgin Trains vs. Great Western Railway 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 Virgin Trains vs. Great Western Railway. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Employee Ratings

  • Great Western Railway scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 98 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 138 reviews)
Great Western Railway employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
4.3
Great Western Railway employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.1 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Great Western Railway employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Great Western Railway employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.6
Great Western Railway employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.1
Great Western Railway employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Virgin Trains Ceo Phil Whittingham
66%
66%Phil Whittingham
CEO Approval
Great Western Railway Ceo Mark Hopwood
78%
78%Mark Hopwood
Great Western Railway employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
94%
Great Western Railway employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
36%
Positive Business Outlook
65%
Great Western Railway employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 29% higher than Virgin Trains employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Great Western Railway has 105 more total submitted salaries than Virgin Trains.
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What Employees Say

  • "Good salary" was the most mentioned Pro at Virgin Trains.
  • "Free travel" was the most mentioned Pro at Great Western Railway.
  • Great Western Railway had 7 more reviews than Virgin Trains that mentioned "Shift work" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good salary"(in 6 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 4 reviews)
Pros
"Free travel"(in 20 reviews)
"Gwr"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Shift work"(in 5 reviews)
"Virgin trains"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Shift work"(in 12 reviews)
"Trains"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review
"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

Current Employee - Marketing Executive

I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time

Pros

Really enjoying it so far

Cons

Not always 100% sure what the next steps are

Job Postings

Great Western Railway has 2 more recently posted open jobs than Virgin Trains.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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