Site Access Controller (Former Employee) – london – 31 July 2018
Typical day: depending on your job title you will be performing different tasks but the organisation and punctuality of the company is universal to all fields. What i learnt: the formality that comes with greater corporations but yet how the employees are still humans and can be very sociable and welcoming people.
Transmission Design Engineer (Former Employee) – London – 1 July 2018
The managers were very distant. Colleagues were arrogant and insulting. Work was not that difficult and yet errors were common. Any attempt to create better processes were criticised. Office was uncomfortable with limited working space. I suffered constant backache from the poor design of desk/chair arrangement. When I commented about this on a Health and Safety survey, I was ostracised by my manager.
Programme Manager (Former Employee) – London – 30 May 2018
The role was a great position to be in and with a varied responsibility. I gained a great knowledge of the management role and also leading people. The workplace within the business were sometimes historical but this in the latter years changed to a "today" culture and behavioural working. The people who worked in the business were committed and have this industry their career life.
Technical Office Manager (Overhead Line) (Former Employee) – London – 5 March 2018
Managing all day to day aspects of running an office. Producing SSOWPS plans for the staff and contractors. Learning a completely new sector, the staff were great at teaching me everything about the Overhead Line. Management were very involved at every level. Great place to work. Hardest part was producing a lot of paperwork that didn't always get used. I enjoyed working with everyone here, everyone went above and beyond their duties to work as a great team
Senior Programme Commercial Manager, IP Anglia (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 3 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.
Mobile Operation Manager (Former Employee) – London – 9 October 2017
Every day was different, you had to be alert when things went wrong. The hardest part of the job was to deal with certain incidences, i.e. Fatalities, but the enjoyable part of it was getting the satisfaction out of doing the job well in a professional manner.
railway welder (Current Employee) – London – 26 September 2017
I love working for network rail but there seems to be hard to progress with in network rail I just wont to better my self and my life and if I can find a job that looks like I can do that I wood leave but it wood be hard
Site Manager (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 2 September 2017
I have given 100% to each and every company that I have worked for. Trying to be an integral part of the everyday smooth running of whatever I do. Due to circumstances out of my control with back pain I now find myself facing my next challenge in life. I always face my challenges head on and I am willing to reeducate myself to get where I need to be.
Signalman (Former Employee) – London North Eastern & Midland Zone – 28 April 2017
A typical day would start at 6.30am, involve signalling trains and departing for home at 2pm (shift times differ and in some locations 12 hour plus shifts can be expected). Other duties would include tidying the signal cabin, administration duties and regular rules exams.
I've learned to be vigilant in all circumstances.
Management varies from archaic dinosaurs with prehistoric ideals of staff, religion and dedication whilst the company are promoting newer management styles to eradicate the older generation. This is a work in progress with some way to go.
The workplace is generally lone working with little contact with the outside world - some days you speak to no one, other days many people are in contact. One of the more recent cultures is to name and shame employees, and latterly to promote whistle blowing on colleagues in return for immunity relating to mistakes. This makes work exceptionally difficult at times.
The hardest part of the job is remaining vigilant and maintaining concentration at all times no matter what distractions occur.
The job is enjoyable if you like to work on your own, are passionate about railways and need little assistance from management
NR ERTMS (Former Employee) – London – 23 April 2017
Most of the railway experience and knowledge has disappeared from this company and is now lead by managers who just say yes for an easy life and don't care about the customer's or its staff. HR have no idea whats going on only just want to reduce staff numbers and do everything on the cheap.
Station Controller (Current Employee) – London – 4 April 2017
Station Control - Shift work. 24/7. 9 man roster. Can be considered a dead end job. The company only looks to promote young, school leaving aged people or graduates who fall within the company's guidelines of employing diverse people.
Awkward shifts - Little chance of career advancement