GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) Reviews

Updated May 18, 2022

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GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) Chief Executive Officer  Patrick Verwer
Patrick Verwer
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free travel, large savings scheme for shopping(in 27 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, friendly colleagues, welcoming atmosphere, good pay(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "None as yet fast working environment and shift work which is not for everyone(in 14 reviews)

  • "The railway industry doesn't always move as fast as their trains(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Safe and secure job

      Jun 6, 2021 - Gateline Assistant in Brighton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent retirement package, free rail travel

      Cons

      Could be challenging for some people to deal with general public especially when they are intoxicated

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      GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) Response

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      Thank you for leaving us a review, pleased to hear that you think our benefits are worth highlighting. We appreciate your dedication & commitment to all our customers and wish you all the best in your railway career.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Southern Rail

      Apr 19, 2022 - Train Driver 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great pay, good camaraderie. Overtime available

      Cons

      Unsociable hours, limited routes initially

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      GTR

      May 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Benifits for employees and good pension

      Cons

      Dont address major issues and Government run

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great if not looking for career progression

      May 16, 2022 - Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits (pension, rail travel, training) Great work life balance Great people Interesting work

      Cons

      Lots of vacancies are filled without advertising and no career plans / progression

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to work for

      May 8, 2022 - Onboard Supervisor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team members, free travel, decent pay, 5 day long weekend off every few weeks. Weekly notifications of vacancies within the industry

      Cons

      Some very early starts and finishes, but also lots of days off and 5 day weekend every few weeks

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company, wages and T&Cs

      Mar 27, 2022 - Train Driver Instructor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Wages and T&Cs wages and T&Cs

      Cons

      None none none none none

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      GTR

      Mar 31, 2022 - IT Security Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good company to work and opportunties to progress your career

      Cons

      Salary rewards are below market rate

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      great job

      Mar 29, 2022 - Driver in Gillingham, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      pay pension free travel 75% discount on rail

      Cons

      hours and night shift/ unsociable hours

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for. Good travel perks and welcoming colleagues.

      Mar 9, 2022 - Delay Attribution Assistant in Three Bridges, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      JOB SPECIFIC: - A great role to develop knowledge and understanding of the railway/network operations - a proportion of operations staff (controllers, managers etc) have worked in Delay Attribution at some point! - Steep learning curve initially but always new things to discover and learn about. Large library of rail information available to learn from. - Lots of engagement with colleagues pan-industry to get down to the root cause of delays (train crew, fleet analysts, operations managers, Network Rail and subject matter experts etc). PERKS - Free rail travel on GTR services (also free on Southeastern services currently - subject to T’s & C’s re the type of travel e.g. leisure/residential etc). Free travel under certain circumstances on EMR also. - 75% off other rail operators - Discount on Heritage railways and International Trains after 1 year’s service. - Discount on TFL tube/overground journeys (not buses) - Bus passes for £50 a year in certain areas (Metrobus being one of them). - Discount scheme for various shops (Starhub) - Great culture (one big rail family - cliche but true). - Lots of opportunities - Emphasis on continuous improvement and people want to get things done properly.

      Cons

      Genuinely can’t think of any at this stage. A good company to be part of.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Happy working for my company, but feeling it's time for new challenges

      Feb 16, 2022 - Engineering in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management set realistic goals and champion you when you beat expectations. Now that we have been issued personal iPads, training documents are readily available to enhance one's technical knowledge on any number systems on the train.

      Cons

      I feel like the implementing of changes in systems and policies takes too long, which breeds for complacency because staff become stuck in their ways. Changes and progress should be constant and ongoing.

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    GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 167 reviews left anonymously by employees. 91% of employees would recommend working at GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway). This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

    91% of GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

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