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Hitachi Rail Reviews

Updated 19 April 2019
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  • "A more discordant, insincere and behind the curve outfit you will struggle to find" (in 2 reviews)

  • "No one is in control except Japanese" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Very good but challenging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic team, exciting projects, no egos, everyone is trying their best to move the business farward

    Cons

    Reactive nature of the business makes it a very fast paced environment.


  2. "Working culture"

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

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supporting team and good environment to work

    Cons

    Not specific but work and life depends upon the team

  3. "It could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment is very friendly and everyone very helpful.

    Cons

    There is a lack of carrier plan.


  4. "Human Resources Business Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Strong people ethic, disciplined work approach, Opportunities for staff in all areas

    Cons

    Managing large growth within the company made some original staff feel they were overlooked

    Advice to Management

    With the growth of the company consider existing staff development

    Hitachi Rail Response

    31 Jan 2019 – Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for your review - We really value your feedback.


  5. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good, people. Exciting opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes chaotic and disorganised, not much planning

    Advice to Management

    You’ll get there, believe in your staff.

    Hitachi Rail Response

    19 Dec 2018 – Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for your contribution. We are always looking at ways to make improvements and we thank you for your feedback.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Bishop Auckland, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Bishop Auckland, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, clean.
    Work hard and your rewarded.
    Salary is very good and competitive.
    Good spirit within my section

    Cons

    Attitudes of some staff. Both with how they work;causing unnecessary damage and not caring about it. Some staff hide away on trains for most of the shift.

    Advice to Management

    I’ve no problems with management however more needs to be done to get rid of the people who don’t care. Staff attitudes are that of someone not skilled and looking at the clock waiting for 3o clock to speed out the car park.

    Hitachi Rail Response

    19 Dec 2018 – Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for your feedback – I am glad that overall you've had a positive time at Hitachi Rail! We are always looking at ways to make improvements & honest feedback is the best way for us to... More


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Good Hours and Benefits - health care and Pension contribution

    Cons

    Holidays - having to take two weeks off in August. Not being able to buy additional.

    Advice to Management

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Management have made it hell"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Honestly it could be amazing but the management is awful.

    Cons

    No respect for employees. Changing policies daily. It's a shambles.

    Advice to Management

    Leave

    Hitachi Rail Response

    19 Dec 2018 – Employee Relations Team

    Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. While it's disappointing to hear some of your comments, we appreciate all of the feedback we receive, and will ensure our leadership team is... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Beware fake HR reviews"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hitachi has made any other company I could possibly work for look world class.

    Cons

    The regular fake reviews added by HR designed to artificially bolster their derisory rating are disgraceful.
    The one on Nov 29th is the worst yet. So far from the truth that if it were a product they were selling and you bought one you would report them to trading standards and demand a refund.
    As one contributor said, “A more behind the curve outfit you will struggle to find”. Absolutely spot on.
    I haven’t witnessed such widespread incompetence like it in 25yrs.

    Advice to Management

    Your are entirely to blame. While your heads are firmly in the sand just remember it’s peoples livelihoods you will ruin when your incompetence forces the Japanese to close the plant.

    Hitachi Rail Response

    19 Dec 2018 – Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of working at Hitachi Rail. We take all feedback seriously and it's extremely helpful for us, so thank you for taking the time to leave a review.... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poorly managed company"

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    Current Employee - Manufactuuring Team Member in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufactuuring Team Member in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's hard to find a pro for a company so poorly managed.
    Good shift pattern
    Nice uniform
    Reasonable pay rate
    Clean work place

    Cons

    No prospects for temp staff as colleagues on temp contracts are getting laid off.
    Company broadcasted it on TV weeks before telling the staff involved then got rid of loads in time for Christmas.
    Staff with poor records get contracts while good workers get binned due to poor staff management.
    Too many people spend all day hiding on trains doing nothing , unsupervised.

    Advice to Management

    Start showing some backbone and actual management skills and keep the good workers and bin the ones with poor records.
    Your just making the job harder for the rest of us.
    Start properly supervising the floor so the good workers are not burdened with the workload of the lazy and useless.
    Train HR in how to sack useless people instead of using the last in first out rule. That's just lazy and shows HR cant manage people.
    The company transfers work to Europe then lays people off.
    Not to be trusted