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Network Rail Reviews

Updated 4 Apr 2020

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  • "Some poor management plus a lot of weekends & nights working(in 15 reviews)

  • "Considerable uncertainty about the future of the Railway industry(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best job ever so much fun

    Cons

    Nights can be tiresome at times

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    Network Rail2019-12-10

    Network Rail Response

    January 2, 2020Head of Recruitment Marketing & Engagement

    Thank you so much, your best job ever comment was great to read. We'd encourage you to speak with your line manager or HR team around flexible working to check into the possibilities. Happy New Year!

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  2. "Great"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail

    Pros

    Flexibility of work Great people, great teamwork

    Cons

    Slow for changes, Complicated procurement

    Network Rail2019-07-14
  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in Romford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great people working for a great company.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and bureaucracy. Still a bit “jobs for the boys”.

    Network Rail2020-04-04
  4. "Linesman"

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    Current Employee - Linesman in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good money and decent hours

    Cons

    Shift patterns sometimes can be hard

    Network Rail2020-03-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible working - Lots of benefits such as cheap gym memberships and discounts on restaurants - lots of opportunity to move around the business enss

    Cons

    - Very bureaucratic - Takes a long time for decisions to be made - Lack of accountability at times

    Network Rail2020-03-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work with flexible working.

    Cons

    No clear hierarchy amongst staff over all disciplines on a project.

    Network Rail2020-03-04
  7. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    good enough for graduate student

    Cons

    very intensive daily work and travel a lot

    Network Rail2020-03-06
  8. "Gcc"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Network Rail

    Pros

    Pay is ok for the hours

    Cons

    Bullying and harassment poor management, inexperienced staff being promoted, no personal care to clients , residential workers not recording incidents, lying , covering up , management don’t care about policy’s and procedures except when using them against workers

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    Network Rail2020-02-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Network rail"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Hitchin, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary. Good earning potential.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours. Not always given tools to succeed. Poor training, you get to a certain level then stop.

    Network Rail2020-03-02
  10. "Great company if you fit within culture"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Network Rail full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Accountability Projects Teamwork Committed people Mature processes Salaries Annual leave Bonus scheme

    Cons

    Culture depends upon local senior management Expectations of certain staff during project delivery phase

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    Network Rail2020-02-20
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