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Updated 25 March 2019
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Pros
  • "great flexibility & work/life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Great employee benefits, flexible working and career progression" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some poor management plus a lot of weekends & nights working" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Certain parts of the business really require a shake up in Senior management" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Burdened by red tape and morale sapping performance reviews"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in North West
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in North West
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cannot say much about pros of working at NR other than training and annual leave allowance. Training was the best and engineers could easily book themselves on courses.

    Cons

    Working hours far above contracted hours for no extra. Poor performance review process limiting pay progression. No autonomy to take decisions due to excessive bottom covering.

    Advice to Management

    Provide engineers with thanks for jobs done well.


  2. "Customer servicec"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Victoria, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Victoria, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best reasons to work for my company is I like how the people treaty you is very big family and nice team .

    Cons

    I don't think I can say something but maybe more improvement in staff .

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Architect"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is excellent!
    Flexible / compressed hours is allowed.

    Cons

    Government like procurement rules - everything runs at half speed (if you like constant buzz of delivery, it’s very slow)
    Hierarchical.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Genuine safety culture, lots of opportunities for progression, supportive working environment

    Cons

    Out dated systems and a network that can't cope, impossibly slow to adopt new practices, far to risk averse


  5. "Great people"

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

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you want to progress and don't mind moving around, focused to increase diversity in the organisation, embracing the flexible working approach

    Cons

    frequent organisational changes loose expertise


  6. "Policy analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Network Rail full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting place to work

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and can take time to get something through


  7. "Happy employee"

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    Current Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good safety culture
    Good terms and conditions
    Great pension
    Great salary
    35 hour working week

    Cons

    Complex management style which can slow progress. Constant reorganisation leading to wasted time and money

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people out on the ground, they are the ones who are keeping the railway running. They know the issues.

  8. "Good opportunity but bad bosses"

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    Former Employee - PMa in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PMa in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Network Rail full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training opps and exposure to complex projects.

    Cons

    Can get saddles with bad bosses who hate work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Assist all employees to obtain work life balance


  9. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good development opportunities and flexible organisation

    Cons

    Often cumbersome organisationally and not as agile as is necessary in project delivery environment


  10. "Good working Environment Good Team"

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    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good working Environment Good Team

    Cons

    Role turned into something different that typical Commercial function (Performance Management)