Great Western Railway Overview

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  • www.gwr.com
  • Swindon, United Kingdom
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 2006
  • Franchise
  • Rail
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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Great Western Trains, which does business as Great Western Railway (GWR), bears passengers from London's Paddington Station to the West of England and Wales. Places served include Cardiff, Bristol, and the Cotswolds. GWR's trains generally run in five-car formations that seat ...

Great Western Railway Reviews

4.5
95%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Mark Hopwood
Mark Hopwood
71 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee

"Excellent place to work"

Nov 26, 2021 - Customer Service Trainer/Manager in Swindon, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Supportive, career opportunities, excellent values, development, recognition

Cons

I do not experience any cons
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Diversity & Inclusion at Great Western Railway

4.7
(34 reviews)

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Great Western Railway Interviews

Experience
Positive52%
Negative35%
Neutral13%
Getting an Interview
Applied online95%
Recruiter3%
Employee Referral3%
Difficulty
3.2
Average
HardAverageEasy

  1. Condutor (Talent Pool) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Great Western Railway (United Kingdom) in Sep 2021

    Interview

    Long and tricky application process which consists of initial application, then an enhanced online test then if you pass this 4 more online tests including maths, ticket checking, following rules and symbol checking attention test. You aren't told if you pass them, communication is poor. You get sporadic emails inviting you to complete yet a other online test. If you fail one then they don't proceed with your application. So you could be the perfect person for the job but because you fail one test you don't even get an interview. Some IT savvy people will pass all tests but could be the complete wrong person for the job. Seems a bit of an odd system of recruiting. If it was a drivers role I'd understand all the tests but it wasn't.
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Great Western Railway Awards & Accolades

  • Best In House Recruitment TeamRecruiter Awards2016
  • Rail Business of the YearRail Business Awards2014

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Does Great Western Railway offer vision insurance?

...Excellent pension scheme.. Free rail travel across Europe...

January 17, 2021

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