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Network Rail Reviews

Updated 29 April 2017
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  1. "Good work life balance"

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, 28 days holidays

    Cons

    Bonus not very high, salaries on line with market rates but on the lower end of the scale


  2. "Stable career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Asset Engineer (Telecoms) in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Asset Engineer (Telecoms) in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good stable career with regional opportunities

    Cons

    Medium salary and slow progression


  3. "Good but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Engineer, Track in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Engineer, Track in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Proud to deliver work that benefits the public directly

    Cons

    Lots of re-organisations
    Promotions can be difficult


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  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere in major infrastructure projects. Focus on safety.

    Cons

    Need stronger leadership and guidance from senior members of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Training for senior leaders.


  6. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Preston, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent wages, plenty of time off worked into the roster, a rewarding career

    Cons

    Shift work including lates nights and weekends means there are times you miss things due to being at work


  7. "Graduate Track Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Bristol, England
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great graduate scheme (accredited), seeing a lot of the industry and learning rapidly. Very good job prospects upon completing scheme.

    Cons

    Not given a particular job upon starting, can feel a bit useless sometimes when you aren't very busy and everyone else is!!


  8. "Continuous restructuring"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance if you have the right Manager - Good annual leave entitlement - Good pension

    Cons

    Lack of leadership - Very hierarchical - Constant uncertainty - Lack of communication - Big inconsistencies across departments so it is down to luck of the draw

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate better and be less dictatorial. Need more consistency


  9. "NR good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Property in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Property in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    best reasons to work are flexible working and great facilities.

    Cons

    cash constrains due to being part of the DFT


  10. "A good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working on some of a largest major infrastructure projects going
    The culture and team environment

    Cons

    Annual pay rise pot is usually small
    Not much scope to increase pay once in post


  11. "Good work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance
    - Plenty of opportunities for progression
    - Generous benefits

    Cons

    - parts of business very old fashioned
    - constant reorganisations
    - not dealing very well with poor performing employees


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