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Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
5001 to 10000 employees
FirstGroup
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 ... Read more

Great Western Railway Reviews

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    Former Employee - Multi Skilled Technician in Willesden, England
    Former Employee - Multi Skilled Technician in Willesden, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Great Western Railway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellect company good management great perks

    Cons

    Timing shift timings overtime

    Advice to Management

    Great management

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Great Western Railway Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Great Western Railway (Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England).

    Interview

    The Assessment was very unprofessional. The two ladies unprepared and clearly showing that they had the recommended by a staff candidates they were supposed to select. They were in a rush to finish the assessment for some reason and discarded the best candidates to keep the ones that have no idea what work as a team means. Very disappointing, frustrating and deeply sad experience. Disrespect is the word that better define the whole process.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions made and again, the two chosen candidates interfered all the time when a candidate was speaking. They acted in a very indelicate way, clearly showing that they do not know how to work as part of a team, but only individually.   1 Answer
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Great Western Railway Awards & Accolades

  • Rail Business of the Year, Rail Business Awards, 2014
  • Investors in People Gold, Investors in People, 2014
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