Hitachi Rail Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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3.6
76%
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75%
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Hitachi Rail Group CEO Alistair Dormer (no image)
Alistair Dormer
55 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. "Salary"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Maintenance Controller in York, England

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, bonuses, benefits, life balance

    Cons

    None as long as you work hard

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  2. "Some nice people, poor company overall"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting work if you like rail, opportunities to do genuinely fun work.

    Cons

    Abysmal IT that actively hindered progress. Unresponsive, unhelpful, and detached Japanese colleagues that do not like working with you. Almost no document management, including the inability to find critical documents produced in the safety and approvals process. Very little engineering for an engineering company

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  3. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The job is not too demanding, good life work balance and great possibility of career

    Cons

    Disorganized, very slow progress improvement

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  4. "Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Head of Quality in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Global company with great opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing to be concerned about

  5. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Heavy middle management, lack of processes

  6. "Great underlying company but improvement needed"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Test and Validation Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits Innovative products Flexible environment

    Cons

    Poor international information sharing Flawed recruitment process Lack of transparency on departmental issues

  7. "Administration"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Good, attention to detail, supportive, appreciative

    Cons

    Not so good, not so good benefits, salary could be better, pension could also be better

  8. "Hitachi Rail"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Plymouth, England

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Good shift pattern, good training

    Cons

    Not much really, all good

  9. "Superb"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team good work ethic

    Cons

    Not really it’s a good company

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  10. "Morons in charge"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Team Member in Newton Aycliffe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Can be funny at times as nothing ever goes right and nothing fits into place without forcing, cutting or elongating a hole 😂

    Cons

    Management have no clue how to be a manager and how to respect staff

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