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Network Rail Reviews

Updated 16 January 2018
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  • Some poor management plus a lot of weekends & nights working (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours at times with no overtime (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, big company to work for. Lots of room to move to different teams.

    Cons

    HR can be slow. Some of the offices need improving.


  2. "great to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    great flexibility & work/life balance

    Cons

    Takes forever for things to happen

    Advice to Management

    keep trying


  3. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere is cool and I can say its a conducive environment

    Cons

    I cannot think of any as of now


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  5. "Graduate Civil Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance is good

    Cons

    Lack of progression after the graduate scheme


  6. "Business Change Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Change Manager in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Senior Change Manager in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting and growing sector. Well managed at HQ.
    There are lots of opportunities to move around the company.

    Cons

    Undergoing a transformation as new ways of working permeat from the centre, but is taking a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Take a firmer hand to the communcation of change - it isnt an option and thats its mandated.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "All a charade with a lot of bull!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Network Rail full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, benefits, good pay for area

    Cons

    Poor management behaviours

    All disguised under diversity and wellbeing initiatives to make them look like a good employer but no good under charade

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your bulls and look after the lambs


  8. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    75% subsidy season tickets for tube and overground
    Involved in multi-million pound projects

    Cons

    Staff have been in the company for many years, so can be quite political when trying to enforce change.


  9. "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    Well structured, support in place, opportunities to progress academically

    Cons

    No opportunity to progress up the ladder as managers are too comfortable in their jobs. Some managers get away with far too much.


  10. "Good to Work in NR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Reasonably secure

    Cons

    Slow progress. Slow to get things done.


  11. "Expereince"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Network Rail (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job that leads to a good future

    Cons

    Bad pay can look elsewhere for jobs

    Advice to Management

    Better pay


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