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Great work colleagues
Information Controller (Current Employee) –  Maidenhead, Berkshire13 February 2018
Great work colleagues. Pleasant office environment. Big focus on safety. Long hours and no overtime payments if salary and not hourly paid.

Various office across the UK, some environments nicer than others, in terms of location and facilities.
Pros
Company Benefits
Cons
Long Hours
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Enjoyable
S&T Faulting & Maintenance Senior Technician (Former Employee) –  Coventry13 February 2018
I loved my job at network rail, but unfortunately personal reasons made me leave. I would go back tomorrow if I had the chance!
Every day was different in respects of fault investigations which made it challenging and good fun.
The hardest part of the job was trying to balance work life and home life
Pros
Everyday different
Cons
Shifts
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Job satisfaction Getting the job done first time every time
Section Manager (Former Employee) –  Willesden/Stonebridge DU9 February 2018
Job satisfaction as well as learning different roles within different departments of Network Rail taking on new challenges and the bulb for lamp I am mistakes and improve on our safety
Pros
Team building exercise away from place of work
Cons
Always dealing with Issue with third-party
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Informative, stressful
Project Management Assistant (Former Employee) –  Manchester8 February 2018
Network Rail was a very informative workplace, due to the vast requirements to maintain rail in these modern times there was always new knowledge to be obtained and skills to be enhanced.
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Fun place to work
Team Leader - Ultrasonic Tester (NDT) (Current Employee) –  Manchester1 February 2018
Excellent company with full training and advancements available.
It is moving to stove to be a world class company improving all the time, to develop its service, infrastructure and employee satisfaction
Pros
Location
Cons
Nepertism
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very curupt management
SCA (Former Employee) –  Birmingham New Street Station, West Midlands31 January 2018
you only get promoted if the managemet like you or your related but tbey are very professional in there work ecthic working at network rail is a secure career move
Pros
you can learn a trade
Cons
managemdmt do t back you
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Good to work for
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bristol27 January 2018
Very good job learn every day a pleasure to go to work and treated equally flexible hours all opinions listened to and taken onboard and protective clothing supplied
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Good job to do
Station Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  London26 January 2018
Varied shift at work makes this an enjoyable daily experience as a job. Good people skills required.

Working with stakeholders is essential and being able to listen and be able to handle stressful situations is needed.
Pros
Varied work life
Cons
Long hours, shidt
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Safety Critical
SSM/Signaller. (Former Employee) –  WSSC/Yoker IECC24 January 2018
Long term employment with job security within NWRs Operations side of the business.
Ability to work well under pressure and as part of s team. Imperative that messages conscerning Safety Critical Communications are fully understood at all times. An ability to work under supervision and own own initiative when required.
Pros
Job security & pay.
Cons
Shift work, poor work life balance.
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productive
System Senior Person in Charge of a Possession (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh22 January 2018
planning being the most important part of the job ,right equipment right place right time,ensuring that the correct skilled staff are recruited to carry out the task.
Pros
free travel
Cons
contracters letting you down on jobs
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Hard work
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands17 January 2018
Great bunch of people to work with, the work is hard but worthwhile. if you can brave the outdoors and working in the elements then its a good place to work.
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Signaller (Former Employee) –  King's Cross, Greater London3 January 2018
to much responsibility and no work life balance. dont get me wrong the salaries are fantastic but if you are a family man or planning on starting one think long and hard about how much you would like to be at home
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Good benefits package
Resourcing Advisor (Current Employee) –  Manchester8 December 2017
Benefits include 28 days' holiday plus the 8 bank holidays, options to buy or sell annual leave annually, annual company bonus, subsidised travel to work, 5 days volunteer leave per year, standard 35 hour week
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Busy place
Drop-in Technician (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes4 December 2017
Busy environment constant flow of clients .
Dealing with various technical issues and requests
No room for progression as i was only contracting
Enjoyed helping staff with requests and issues.
Most members were friendly
Pros
Friendly users
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Great ambition, heavy bureacracy
Senior Programme Commercial Manager, IP Anglia (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London3 December 2017
Lots of investment in railways means this can be a great place to work. Heavy processes and administration in general can make this a tedious place to work but stay focused and resilient in order to see the good from the bad.
Pros
Great investment to deliver
Cons
Way too much admin
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Enjoyable work, not so enjoyable managment
Structures Examiner (Former Employee) –  Carlisle, Cumbria22 November 2017
Really would not like to add too much detial, but i felt the company was putting lives of their staff at risk on a daily basis. And then "covering-up" the many incidents that the national tabloids would expose.
Pros
Work from home, plan own work life
Cons
mangement
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Productive
Railway Worker (Current Employee) –  Carlisle13 November 2017
Network rail is a good job overall, although the health and safety side of work is a joke, i mean that there is so much health and safety that you cannot get work done half of the time because of the fear of an accident or insurance claim by the management.
Pros
Easy work easy money
Cons
No job satisfaction
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Good company to work for
HR Recruitment Support Services Administrator (Former Employee) –  Manchester Piccadilly Station, Greater Manchester8 November 2017
I was processing both external and internal job offers for Network Rail vacancies using the in-house recruitment system. Preparing all offers of employment and complex terms and conditions (contracts) for candidates, which was completely new to me and I enjoyed learning about it. Liaising with Resourcers in a professional and courteous manner resolving potential and/or existing issues both verbally and in writing. Keeping process trackers (MS Excel) up to date, booking medicals both for face to face and online assessment and always maintaining high levels of attention to detail, which required a high level of concentration. Again this was something entirely new to me and at times very taxing and definitely tiring. Dealing with accepted offers and start dates in order to assist the on-boarding process. Being a team player, helping out the team wherever necessary to keep on top of all required jobs i.e. uploading medical fit slips, filing medical online reports, processing revised offers and/or forwarding requests from candidates to the relevant Resourcer and retaining ownership of any issues to ensure their speedy resolution. The team was really lovely and they welcomed me warmly. It was really lovely working with them. My team manager was very helpful and supportive and it was great working under him.
Pros
I received help with the payments for the train travel to work.
Cons
Long commute as sometimes the trains were delayed of cancelled.
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Safety Focussed
Station Control Assistant (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands7 November 2017
I used to work at Birmingham New Street Station
I had to leave due to relocating to the North West

Network Rail are an inclusive company with great ethics.

Working at Birmingham New Street station was rewarding and
you get to meet " the public " and understand everyones needs.
Pros
Good Team
Cons
None
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Overbearing
Maintenance Operative (Current Employee) –  Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland11 October 2017
An industry that pays well but treats it's workers like dirt. Run by 'old boys' culture above their own rules. Please do something else for the sake of your own sanity.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything else
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