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Updated 29 January 2018
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  1. "Bulk Power Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Bulk Power Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Bulk Power Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crossrail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working as a designer and assurance engineer

    Cons

    The project is coming to an end and that is why l am looking for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Crossrail is a good company and l will recommend it to other people.


  2. "Interesting and enjoyable project"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bromley, England
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bromley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crossrail full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Part of a landmark project and will learn a lot from the different disciplines. Very good at promoting new innovations.

    Cons

    Communication between various sites is poor and lessons learned are not really fed back to team sites. Interfaces between contractors is not really managed that well.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications to all sites.

  3. "Crossroad is the worst employer in London"

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    Former Employee - Facilities in London, England
    Former Employee - Facilities in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crossrail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No Pros provided in this review

    Cons

    I used to work here at this office, the senior management have been for a long time racist, malevolent, chauvinist, homophobic bullies who intimidate employees, sadly this was rife throughout Crossrail. Senior management would often start conversations with Asian/Caribbean staff along the lines of 'remember when we substigate you lot with colonies'. Canada Square office have had numerous compensation tribunals as a result, the list starts in London runs through the core of the planet and finishes in Australia.

    Advice to Management

    Read cons


  4. "Good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crossrail full-time

    Pros

    The organization promotes a lot learning and development to staff and line managers. Excellent benefits too especially the pension scheme.

    Cons

    The project managers keeps on changing. It would be ideal if PM's stick from end to end.


  5. "World Class Railway"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crossrail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Scale of the project, great career exposure, great team generally. It is a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of construction experience at some levels particularly middle management, difficulty in stopping wasteful design. Silo working.

    It will be very difficult to emulate elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Assign a QS to every department to track cost and reworks that are chargeable to the contractors or designers.


  6. "Working for Crossrail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly professional approach. Awesome project

    Cons

    Offices based in Canary Wharf but fit for purpose


  7. "Crossrail"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crossrail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Biggest infrastructure project in Europe totalling £14.8B makes this an exciting and innovative project which will leave a legacy for generations.

    Cons

    Challenging deadlines and integrated programmes due to the complexity of this project make delivery difficult but definitely achievable. Minimal cons.

  8. "Talent and Resources"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crossrail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, embedded throughout the organisation. Good career opportunities.

    Cons

    Low bonus being public sector


  9. "Project that is passionate about the construction, environment and employees"

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    Former Employee - Community Relations Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Community Relations Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Crossrail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with such an incredible team of passionate people who put 110% in to delivering the project while looking out for each other really makes you feel like you have a family to give you guidance and help whenever needed. Crossrail are very conscious of the environment and local communities. Not only are they building a railway across London but they also protect remains of burial findings, protect wildlife by building a new conservation with all the recycled materials during the boring process and help build new facilities for local football teams or manage art projects for children.

    Cons

    As a Community Relations Assistant one of the cons was knowing that with construction, comes alot of upset local stakeholders however its part of the role and if you can maintain a good relationship with the stakeholders then it helps in the long term.

    Advice to Management

    Better coffee


  10. "Project Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Project Accountant in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefit in kind of the company is great. And the salary is average compare to private listed companies.

    Cons

    The management is focused on what to do collectively to deliver the project on time and money envelop available.


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