Network Rail Reviews

Updated Dec 1, 2021

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3.9
78%
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Network Rail Chief Executive  Andrew Haines
Andrew Haines
283 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is brilliant with the company being very mindful of employee wellbeing with amazing employee support(in 90 reviews)

  • "Have a voice, flexible working, feel valued(in 74 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and shifts especially on busy times , also working hours not friendly(in 21 reviews)

  • "Impossible to be innovative with so much red tape(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fab

      Dec 1, 2021 - Commercial Director in London, England
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      Pros

      Development, Fast paced, Dynamic, Empowering Enjoyable

      Cons

      Long hours but is good fun

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing Company

      Nov 30, 2021 - Data Assistant in Milton Keynes, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really good company, lovely people, warm and welcome and supportive management.

      Cons

      Large companies aren't for everyone.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent employer

      Nov 28, 2021 - Project Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary; good progression; supportive management

      Cons

      The business can be bureaucratic.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Been here 4 years

      Nov 28, 2021 - CSA - Customer Service Associate in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Shift Pattern - 12 hours weekend not so fun!

      Cons

      Good career development - always new roles available

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Incredible learning opportunity

      Nov 28, 2021 - Graduate Civil Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great woke-life balance. Effort made by everyone for you to feel involved from the start, learn as much as possible about the industry and generally just fit in as quickly and comfortably as possible.

      Cons

      A lot of the work is standard based, not a lot of design work is done in house meaning that if you’re looking to actually design something as an engineer, there’s few opportunities to do so.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible work life balance / uncertain times

      Nov 28, 2021 - Project Commercial Assistant in Preston, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible leave is great for childcare. So up to a certain level can have a great work life balance. Opportunities to try different roles internally.

      Cons

      Bit uncertain at the minute with some staff being offered voluntary severance, rail industry is suffering and needs commuters back on trains 2 days per week

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good culture but uncertainty around future

      Nov 25, 2021 - Senior Manager in Milton Keynes, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great inclusive culture, lots of experienced people and development opportunities if you want it. Good amount of leave with option to buy and sell. Agile working and they do look their employees.

      Cons

      Paid every 4 weeks, so 13 times per year which makes you feel worse off. Difficult to know who are the decision makers in some areas as the organisation is so big. Standards you are supposed to work to can be ambiguous and overly complex in wording. Onboarding was below par and HR processes can make it difficult to get rid of trouble makers and lazy people that take advantage of the system.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      fairly good company

      Nov 24, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst in Milton Keynes, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company managers for the most part care about your wellbeing

      Cons

      Advancement can be quite difficult

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Placement Year Experience

      Nov 23, 2021 - Student in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity to rotate. Great Management. Interesting projects with lots of responsibility. Opportunity to be placed on the graduate scheme.

      Cons

      Placement year isn't as defined as the graduate scheme but opportunity to get a lot out of the year if you put the effort in.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lead Internal Auditor

      Nov 23, 2021 - Lead Internal Auditor in Euston, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/life balance is great and is adhered to

      Cons

      The rail industry is not the most innovative

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