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.
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
It's always difficult running a 21st century railway which was built in the 19th century
Project Administrator (Former Employee) – Sheffield – 1 March 2018
I worked as many different roles within NWR and found the job culture to be different in each. Getting out and fixing hardware on the side of the track is fun, but the general culture of the staff I worked with was lazy and selfish. In the Projects department, the culture is much better and you get to make a bigger difference.
Good benefits and wages
Some managers promoted through seniority, not ability
I found the ground staff very nice to get on with and everyone got on well as a team, but it was very unsettling having management reorganising staffing every couple of years and having to re-apply for your job and not knowing if you would get the same post
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
Team Leader - Ultrasonic Tester (NDT) (Current Employee) – Manchester – 1 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
SSM/Signaller. (Former Employee) – WSSC/Yoker IECC – 24 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.
Signaller (Former Employee) – King's Cross, Greater London – 3 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
Resourcing Advisor (Current Employee) – Manchester – 8 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
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
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.
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.