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Crossrail Reviews

Updated 28 October 2016
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  1. "Talent and Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Project Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Crossrail Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Good experience on a big project"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "No career development or payrise dominated by contractors management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Professional in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Try to catch up with delivery date
    Old and retire age people's paradise

    Cons

    Crossrail is the mixture of TfL and contactor staff. Most of the key management positions are held by contractors staff.
    Tfl staff is treated like a second class workers because their destiny is controlled by contractors managers.
    Contractors managers prefer contractors staff for promotion than Tfl.
    No payrise or career progression for TfL staff.
    HR is dominated by contractors managers they too are helpless for Tfl staff.
    HR keeps quite and overlook internal problems to keep contractors managers happy.
    No good place for decent educated people. Most of the managers don't have decent education or class.

    Advice to Management

    60+ years old mangers are too old to do job sometimes they sleep in meetings.
    Tfl staff must be given preferences for payrise and promotions.
    Domination of contractors managers to decide destiny of TfL staff must end.


  9. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crane Supervisor in London, England
    Current Employee - Crane Supervisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    money knowledge and meeting new people

    Cons

    time away from home and family


  10. Helpful (1)

    "An excuse for Bechtel to rip-off the UK tax payer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crossrail Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Crossrail Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Prestigious project with traditional British engineers but not enough of them.

    Cons

    The project is being overrun by Bechtel doing very little except their usual, which is ripping off the tax payer. They put themselves in top positions which makes their US company big bucks. They undermine qualified UK engineers and create delays and extra cost to the project.

    Crossrail push for women in the in the industry is way overdone. Personally I think women should be and far too intelligent to work under high pressure in dirt and mud. Crossrail lie to young girls and destroy their future by enticing them into the construction industry, Women are gifted and can do better in clean environments like banks and law where they can make at least twice as much.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Bechtel and save money while also it will provide real not PR'd quality.


  11. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, support and progression with providing good experience

    Cons

    Low bonus incentive and future prospects

    Advice to Management

    Incentive on individual reviews



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