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Hitachi Rail Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1999
Company - Private
Rail Freight
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Hitachi Rail is a leading manufacturer in total railway solutions, covering rolling stock, signalling, service delivery and traffic management. Our Global Head Office is located in Central London and we currently operate from project offices across the UK, several depot ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Company Updates

  • Congratulations to our amazing team at Newton Aycliffe who have been crowned Business Finance Team of the Year at the North East Accountancy Awards 2019 #teamhitachi

  • Excited to announce the promotion of our Group CEO Alistair Dormer to a new senior leadership role within Hitachi, Ltd., and the appointment of Andrew Barr, CEO of Ansaldo STS, as his successor. Both appointments are effective from 1 April 2019 - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQo6r

    Hitachi Rail announces changes to senior leadership

    London, UK, February 1, 2019 - Hitachi Rail today announces the promotion of its Group CEO Alistair Dormer to a new senior leadership role within Hitachi, Ltd., and the appointment of Andrew Barr, CEO of Ansaldo STS, as his successor. Both appointments are effective from 1 April 2019.

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Hitachi Rail – Why Work With Us?


Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling services and turnkey. With a mission to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our beliefs and actions are guided by our Mission, Vision and Values. We take pride in holding ourselves and our projects to the highest standards, and our values provide benchmarks to evaluate our successes and opportunities for improvement.

Our Mission
Our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

Our Vision
Our vision is that HRE will be a respected leading player with impact across the European rail industry.

Our Values
Our values inform us how we go about our work, these are taken from our parent company, Hitachi Limited.

  • Wa (Harmony)

We need to show respect to our colleagues, to our suppliers, our clients and our stakeholders. We show respect to earn respect.

  • Makoto (Sincerity)

We should act with integrity in all we say and do, this shows that we are sincere in holding to our stated values. We maintain fairness in all our dealings; our reputation is founded on how we go about our business.

  • Kaitakusha – Seishin (Pioneering Spirit)

We lead with ambition, seeking new challenges; we are not afraid to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of our business.

Careers at Hitachi Rail 

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling services and turnkey. With a mission to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

We are expanding our operations further to build upon our global reputation of quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership.

If you’re looking for an exciting, fast-paced and rewarding career in rail then we are the company for you.

Building a better future together

We are looking for the brightest, most innovative talent, to assist us in meeting the future transport needs for the next 50 years and beyond.

Our Graduate and Apprentice programmes are designed to focus on skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required for the workforce of the future.
Whether you're starting a career in business or engineering there is an opportunity for you!

There is nothing better than a diverse team

Across Hitachi Rail we aspire to create an inclusive environment which embeds a culture of belonging, and offers a workplace that attracts and appeals to people from multiple identities and backgrounds.

We believe that diverse teams spur creativity, innovation and high performance!


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    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supporting team and good environment to work

    Cons

    Not specific but work and life depends upon the team

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Hitachi Rail Photos

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Hitachi Rail photo of: The Hitachi Rail Global Head Office in Ludgate, London
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Hitachi Rail Interviews

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    IT Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newton Aycliffe, England
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (Newton Aycliffe, England) in April 2019.

    Interview

    Applied via jobsite, received call from agency saying that the company wanted a telephone interview with myself.

    Telephone interview was essentially a rundown of my CV. Was asked questions on certain aspects of it along with how the skills I've picked up along the way will be relevant towards the role.

    After this, got invited to group interview which consisted of about eight people all going for the same role that I applied for. The interview was to see how we all work as a group to attain a goal. In this case, the task was to finish a board game while performing certain team tasks (mainly calculation tasks).
    It was essentially done to see who stands out among the group and who doesn't.

    After this got invited to a third interview. Was essentially the same as the telephone interview just in person. Going over my CV, giving examples of how skills I've picked up will help the company going forward. There was also a few standard HR questions littered in there as well.

    Once this stage was done, was then informed I'd hear by the following week as to whether I had got the role. Week later received a call from the agency who said that the company had changed the role to a six month contract role instead of a permanent one that was originally advertised and asked if I'd still be interested. Told them no.

    Was overall a waste of time for everyone involved. Baffled by the lack of professionalism that has been shown by changing the job role right at the end of interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What hardware have you maintained over the past?   1 Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The role was changed from a permanent role to a temporary six month contract right at the end of interview process. Wasn't the role that I applied for initially, so declined it

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Hitachi Rail Awards & Accolades

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Stanley H. Caplan User-Centred Product Design Award 2015 - Class 800/801 Rolling Stock Cab Design, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2015
  • Nikkei Sangyo Best Product Award 2015 – Hitachi AT200 Rolling Stock, Nikkei Sangyo, 2015
  • Rail Staff Awards 2015 - Depot Team of the Year - Ashford Train Maintenance Centre, Rail Staff Awards, 2015
  • National Rail Awards 2015 - Outstanding Personal Contribution to Rail - Karen Boswell, MD, Hitachi Rail Europe, National Rail Awards, 2015
  • Global Legal Awards 2014 – Global Finance Deal of the Year (InterCity Express Programme), Global Legal Awards 2014, 2014
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