Hitachi Rail Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2021

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3.6
82%
Recommend to a Friend
98%
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Hitachi Rail Group CEO, Vice President and Executive Officer Andrew Barr
Andrew Barr
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, excellent office work space, good pay and a nice working environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good bonuses with great benefits(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Managers think they are better than everyone else and treat you like second class citizens(in 3 reviews)

  • "Takes a while to agree things, lots of middle management(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      N/A

      Aug 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Stoke Gifford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Salary, A/L, Rostered Hours, Company Benefits.

      Cons

      No progression route in Railway Operations

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Aug 26, 2021 - Manager in Darlington, North East England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of experience and support

      Cons

      Nothing as of yet and liking it

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Sep 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to learn about the rail industry

      Cons

      Always can be better on staff benefits

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Aug 8, 2021 - Team Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is quite good even whilst working shifts Salary is not bad but some are better paid than others Nice environment

      Cons

      Not many to be fair. There are some individuals willing to push to get further and sometimes that does not benefit the team

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      Hitachi Rail Response

      Hitachi Rail Careers

      Thank you very much for taking the time to evaluate us. We appreciate your positive comments. Best wishes, Hitachi Rail Careers

    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Needs to step up to remain competitive

      Aug 13, 2021 - Test Engineer in Newton Aycliffe, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall the company pays a good salary. The job is interesting and some employees have the opportunity to work within global teams. No micro management.

      Cons

      More needs to be done to ensure the company does not get overtaken by the competition. More investment is needed in training employees to ensure competency. Best practice should be perused and maintained.

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      Hitachi Rail Response

      Hitachi Rail Careers

      Thank you so much for your very encouraging feedback, and your suggestions for improvement. Best wishes, Hitachi Rail Careers

    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A Great Place To Work

      Jul 17, 2021 - Classified Staff in Newton Aycliffe, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A people focussed business from the top down.

      Cons

      Can be frustrating due to speed of change

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      Hitachi Rail Response

      Hitachi Rail Careers

      Thank you very much for your comments on your experience. Feedback is very important to us as we always strive to improve our services. Best wishes, Hitachi Rail Careers

    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poorly run and understaffed

      Jul 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not many as it’s very poorly managed

      Cons

      Very understaffed and high turnover due to workloads

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      Hitachi Rail Response

      Hitachi Rail Careers

      Thank you very much for your evaluation, and the time you took to write this. Your feedback will help us improve our approach in this area. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Best wishes, Hitachi Rail Careers

    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great place except for the worst IT department I have ever worked with!

      Jun 10, 2021 - Trainer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great informal work atmosphere with little pressure and a nice mix of in office and shop floor experiences. Creativity is encouraged although things can be a little too loose at times.

      Cons

      Do not apply if your role will be even slightly digital. IT will hamper, evade and disrupt your duties on a daily basis. Their user support is dismal and any non standard request will be met with years of red tape. They will impose regular stealth security changes without any communication or thought to how it may affect the business. Its normal to be without a laptop for weeks at a time. Other than IT, there is a culture of not being accountable which can cause deadlines to fly by without a word from those responsible.

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      Hitachi Rail Response

      Hitachi Rail Careers

      Thank you very much for your comprehensive feedback, which we will look to take this forward with the relevant business area as part of our efforts to improve. Best wishes, Hitachi Rail Careers

    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company

      May 18, 2021 - Rail Engineer in Durham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good company to work for

      Cons

      Commuting was too far away for myself

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company, poorly managed

      May 11, 2021 - Senior Test Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a wealth of opportunity available to progress.

      Cons

      Chaotic middle management, lack of short to medium term leadership

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