Network Rail Employee Reviews in Milton Keynes

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Resourcing Business Partner (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire5 October 2017
A supportive working environment, you are allowed to learn and grow and use your own initiative.
Management was great and supportive
I learnt lean sigma and data analytics reporting using ORACLE
Culture is inclusive and fun
Having my peer to call on for insights and the bonding in the team
Pros
Free Bus Ride back to London during major disruption to Train
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contracted to NWR
PMO Manager (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes4 September 2017
Their culture is about safety of the individual and management communication is very good, The working environment in Milton Keynes is excellent with excellent facilities
Pros
Great place to work nice people, good management
Cons
a little old fashioned in ways of working still
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Productive and fun place to work
Cloud Solutions Architect (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes3 August 2017
Developing new strategies, keeping up with mordern technologies and large emphasis on training. Implementing and migrating with a lot of focus on IT security.
Pros
relaxed working environment
Cons
could do with remote working
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Excellent place to work.
Financial Controller (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes12 June 2017
Network Rail are a great employer to work for. They are committed to getting the best out of their people, focussing on development and work life balance. The work is challenging but support is available within the immediate and broader NR family.
Pros
Great people to work with
Cons
None
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Good place to work
Service Portfolio Manager (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire25 March 2017
Flexible working and a good modern office, what is there not to like? The culture is improving and the company is recognising that it needs to improve and change.
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Terrible, uncaring,disgusting
Purchasing Operations Agent (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire24 January 2017
A typical day at work was being treated like cattle
I learned very quickly that even though the perks were good you were overworked and under praised
management was disgusting on every level
workplace culture was to care about yourself
the hardest part of the job was turning up
The best part was going home
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Great place to get your skills useful
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire6 January 2017
NR is a gret company to work for. They are interested in the wellbeing of their staff whether contract staff or permanent staff. There is a lot to do at their MK offices.
Pros
Great people to work with
Cons
Commute to MK from London
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Great place to work. Good team spirit.
PMO Support /Analyst (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire14 December 2016
Great place to work. Good team spirit. Good location and management. good opportunity to move higher in career path.
The managers was really cooperative and good working spirit
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Challenging Environment always changing
Operational Planner (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes13 September 2016
Worked in the Capacity Planning Department, a challenging role of meeting the needs of freight operators under daily deadlines to offer bids back to FOCS. Worked in a large team involved daily stakeholder management with operators via email and phone. Met GBRF in June 2014 was good to put names to faces, met operator to understand there needs and future markets. Visited Roberts Road Depot to see how the class 66 diesel fleet is maintained by Electromotive.

The building in MK was great to work in the commute was long from London however worked with some good people which made the job good. Learnt a lot about rail freight this being a niche area of the industry and valuable to know information gathered which would hopefully lead to more opportunities in the future to work at a freight operator.
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Ethics at work
Risk and Value Analyst (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes26 August 2016
I like working for an organization whose priorities for ethics, teamwork and effectiveness match my own. What's most important to me is finding a place where individuals want to work together, as a true team.The match of what you need with what one can do should be clear, and any additional benefit of having the same values and community interests will make me to want to be here more than anywhere else.”
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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Great working environment
Project Planner (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes11 July 2016
Learned incredible amounts about acct and relationship management.
I learned that even in very testing circumstances I am successful in Business Development
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Productive independent work place
ETL INFORMATICA DEVELOPER (Former Employee) –  MILTON KEYNES, BUCKS UK25 March 2016
On the whole good. But no clear strategy due interaction with many Departments.
Had to wait for the LapTop for over a Month.
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Currently in transition and facing a number of challanges
Practice Manager (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes29 February 2016
Network Rail is facing a number of challenges as they seek to deliver value for money. While there is a will to change I am not sure the management team can facilitate the change. This is creating a stressful environment due to the uncertainty and lack of clear direction.
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Good old railways that never change
Resourcing Business Partner (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, ENG13 January 2016
The company is in a rubbish state but the people are excellent. too bad some people will never change and that is why NR is failing. Also it is an organisation where lower level employees earn more than managers and gives a nice tension between people in the offices and people on the tracks. Frequent reorganisations (every 6 months) do not help and employees morale are at the bottom. Every new senior manager will want their way and forces their org structure on the departments.
In resourcing there is no leadership, head of does not exist as we had devolved teams. Impossible to implement new ways as people just think in transactions.
Very limited on spending, scrutinised every minute why you are spending £2000 on a campaign, yet we hire seniors through search firms and splash out £100k.
People are reluctant to change and impossible to get rid of under performers.
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Exceptional facilities
Team Organiser to Core Renewals Team (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, ENG1 November 2015
Working day flexible (arrive from 6.30am no later than 10.00am leave no earlier than 4.00pm; though most people work quite long hours and WfH.)
Agile working space has won deign awards
Hierarchical structure with Assignment Managers and Practice Management Tiers
Co-workers - technically very clever, hard-working;
Good Induction Programme though still a steep learning curve as a "newby"
Lots of different work forums; Town Hall sessions to join depending on your interests.
Pros
Agile Working
Cons
easy to stay in the building as it meets most needs and not venture out..
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Great opportunity
Geospatial Network Data Team, Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, ENG30 September 2015
Polish Birds in cooperation with Warsaw University of Life Sciences gave me an opportunity to apply my knowledge to the first GIS project that I was involved in.
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Stuck in a bygone era, stale managers creating stagnation in projects
Senior Reform Specialist (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes11 September 2015
Too big, too bureaucratic. Managers stuck in a culture where delayed delivery and non-delivery is someone else's problem.
Pros
Nice offices
Cons
You won't learn anything about good business management staying here.
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Forward thinking supportive company
Business Support Manager (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, ENG10 September 2015
- A world class organisation
- Supportive of it's employees and invests heavily in personal and career development
- Forward thinking and innovative
- Great benefits and competitive salary

I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
Pros
Innovative, Investor in people
Cons
Still some old behaviours
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Productive
PMO Analyst (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes26 June 2015
Worked alongside a great team, programme delivery was efficient. Always possibilities to learn and advance if you wish to have career in this industry. I would recommend to anyone looking for a role in the rail industry.
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Engineering driven and strong personalities
Assurance Manager - Business Change (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, ENG27 May 2015
Changing focus as it moves to being a public company, very engineering driven with and increasing drive to ensure safety, quality and value for the public.
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