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Dedicated and pro active workforce
Technical Office Manager (Overhead Line) (Former Employee) –  London5 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
Pros
Teamwork and committment
Cons
Could be very changeable
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Lovely place to work
Administrator (Former Employee) –  London3 March 2018
Great management and people, would love to work there again. Good salary and benefits. Easy to get to location. Worked in the Engineering and procurement departments.
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It's always difficult running a 21st century railway which was built in the 19th century
Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Sheffield1 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.
Pros
Good benefits and wages
Cons
Some managers promoted through seniority, not ability
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nice staff on the ground but very unsettled job security
Depot Administrator (Former Employee) –  Taunton, Somerset15 February 2018
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
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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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