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Network Rail Overview

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Milton Keynes, England
10000+ employees
Non-profit Organisation
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Amey, Bechtel National
The railway is vital to Britain’s future economic success. That’s why Network Rail manages more engineering projects and employs more specialists than other UK organisations. Our work programme for the next five years will have major benefits for the whole ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is a better railway for a better Britain. This means delivering a railway that is safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before, and that will help to build a thriving, sustainable economy.

At Network Rail we believe that outstanding ... Read more

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Network Rail CEO Mark Carne
Mark Carne
71 Ratings
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than a year)


    Network Rail is a great company to work for, with plenty of opportunities to develop your career. Generally, managers look after their employees and they help you to progress and achieve your aspirations. There are plenty of employee networks that support diversity in the workforce and build a culture of equality for everyone to succeed.

    I feel empowered and supported to develop my own career and I have found plenty of opportunities to learn new skills via training, secondments or bespoke project in certain areas of my interest.

    Work-life balance is very good, with a contract of 35 hours per week for all employees, 28 days of annual leave (+2 that you can buy), 5 days per year to do volunteering of your choice, and flexible working arrangements available.


    It is a very big company and therefore changes take too long to get embedded.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting your employees and their careers. They are your most important asset.

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Network Rail Interviews



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    Management Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Network Rail (York, England).


    Interviewed by 2 employees, 1 the direct hiring manager and another manager from Glasgow office. Firstly they introduced themselves, spoke about the company and the position follow by questions to learn more about the candidate. It followed by competency questions on skills, management and communication. The tougher bit was technical and safety questions. Overall both the managers were extremely nice, friendly and even helpful when I was taking too long to think of answers.

    Interview Questions

    • In 2004 network rail was denationalised. What impact do you think it has on the management work that we do?   Answer Question
    • At Network Rail we take pride in the safety procedure that we have written. Have you heard of any and can you name them? Why do you think that safety is so important to Network Rail?   Answer Question
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Network Rail Awards & Accolades

  • Employer of the Year Award, Mayor’s Fund for London, 2016
  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
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