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Crossrail Reviews

Updated 27 November 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "Crossrail Review"

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

    Pros

    Great team and people around the business are very friendly. Work is very varied and they try to really involve you in the project.

    Cons

    Sometimes it would be nice to be on site more and see what the teams are producing there.


  10. "Good experience on a big project"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a huge project. Great exposure to a number of big name construction companies. Nice head office and friendly atmosphere. Overall very good for CV.

    Cons

    Pay is low due to public sector status, and rises/bonuses are also low. Many people are now leaving due to the advanced stage of the project, with a number transferred directly to Transport for London.


  11. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Crossrail full-time

    Pros

    Excellent and efficient in building the largest rail infrastructure in EU and the world with excellent management of the tax payers fund.

    Cons

    Nothing to change - continue in the current manner of achieving good safety, financial and schedule targets.

    Advice to Management

    Everything good


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