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Updated 23 Sep 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Contractor - Manufacturing in Newton Aycliffe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful employees who are a treasure and a huge asset to any company Brilliant hands on job with great cameraderie Just seeing all of the cars on the floor each day as you walk in is a huge buzz Pride in your contribution

    Cons

    Appaling Management, too many ex military who have been elevated to management or supervisory positions who treat staff like new recruits in a parade ground. Absolutely no communication from management Poor morale due to management disciplining people for absurd reasons. NO trust between Team Members and Management. Breaches of Health and Safety regularly. Management don't practice what they preach, one rule for them, one for staff. Supposed No Blame Culture means they blame everyone else but themselves for their failures. Supposedly support Mental Health matters but won't involve themselves personally with employees suffering from Depression etc. Worst Management I've experienced, sad as I loved my job, but fixed term workers were spun lots of promises, worked their backsides off for no reward. All in all, a great job, knowing your workmanship will be around for years but at the expense of being treated appallingly.

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    Hitachi Rail2019-09-23
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Don't join, you will regret it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many, other than your monthly paycheque, unless you are one of the click and got your job through knowing a key stakeholder

    Cons

    Massive blame culture, they say it's a just culture but put your hand up and there are no second chance, you will be penalised. It always has to be someone's fault Communication is non existent, managers are unapproachable and don't take responsibility Managers that aren't assigned to one site are barely visable Managers think they are better than everyone else and treat you like second class citizens Each dept is working in isolation, in some circumstances against each other Staff are starting to leave in abundance Training is disorganised with no structure to follow

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    Hitachi Rail2017-10-02
  3. Helpful (15)

    "Couldn't be much further away from expectations if they tried"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    There are none at all

    Cons

    Hitachi is the home of the most chaotic working environment I've ever encountered. Disorganised and lacking process, the company excuses the shambles it is by telling the staff that these are 'growing pains' and yet nothing is done to fix them, many of these issues are long standing but are kept with the 'thats the way we've always done it mentality'. Anyone who dares to suggest that there is something seriously wrong is made to feel that they are not a team player and staff employee survey results are often edited to make them look significantly better to bolster that view. I personally have never worked anywhere where literally every member of the Executive Team is gunning for everyone else and pretending that they aren't. It's entertaining watching them all stab each other in the back whilst smiling across at their victims but makes for a bad working environment. The resulting lack of leadership is dispiriting but is swept under the carpet by the Executive Team who are all having such a good time avoiding each others knives and patting themselves on the back (along with the large bonuses that this brings) that they don't care about the soul destroying lack of morale in the office. On top of that an intentional disconnect has been created between the UK and Japan allowing egos in the UK to be able to run unchecked Echoing another commenters view, I'd agree that HR are a joke. Members of the senior HR team who should be working on the various issues amongst the staff seem to be permanently out of the office on various charity expeditions - whilst I was there there was an eight week period of time when one member of the HR senior Leadership came in once. Bids are often massively under resourced, often submitted late and there is a continual leaning towards making it up on the 'back of a cigarette packet' with no communication between finance and Sales often meaning that the numbers and pricing would be completely off of where they should be. Staff pay lower across the board than Industry averages - if you are stupid enough to accept a job here negotiate a good salary going in as you will never get it reviewed again in spite of promises to the contrary. If you are told your salary will be reviewed six months after joining - it won't be.

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    Hitachi Rail2017-07-25

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