Govia Thameslink Railway
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OK place to work. Long hours but teams are pretty supportive. Good working atmosphere. Reasonable level of job security. Limited opportunity for learning or progressing to more senior roles.
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Good Professional experience with kind supportive colleagues. Time management and friendly environment. More career development chances with further exploration of ones criteria.
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No Pressure Handling
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Long Hours
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There was a bullying culture when I worked there, most unpleasant. A lot of aggression in the work place, there were some great people, but mostly nepotism prevailed and unfair practices used, especially when promotions were available.
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Too many senior management got offended when challenged. Very old fashioned and traditional in terms of the senior management team. No ability to be new and innovative
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There's too much favoritism going on in the work place, the worst thing about my experience there was another staff member saw another colleague hit into the back of my Mercedes and when confronted he completely denied and the management didn't care either. They never covered the repair cost and I had to pay from my own pockets which was expensive. There's too much politics in the work place
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A lot of collaborative work with peers and everyone is willing to help. Management are friendly and help when need be. Would recommend this place as a great place to work.
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Govia Thameslink is a very fast paced company. very demanding at times. I enjoyed interacting with customers and meeting different people all the time.
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Too much politics within the company which result in staff not progressing or developing as individuals. It’s all about who you know or if you’re good at pleasing management.
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No collaboration / Checklist management team / No support / changing priorities / Outdated mentality / Siloed organisation / Invisible management team
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Good company, but low salary compared to similar roles in other TOC’s. Good to start as 1st job but need to struggle hard to move up to desired position
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GTRailway is what you make it. There are lots of opportunities to introduce ideas and new processes. Everyone is friendly and willing to listen. You get the support as long as you stay focused.
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Was very interesting and would definitely recommend, full of things to do, the staff there are incredible to work with. They were extremely generous and helped me out a-lot.
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I would not recommend working for this company. Bad management team. Management not approachable. Management say one thing to your face and another behind your back. Management not supportive in stressful life/death situations.
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I had alot of freedom in this role. You are left to your own accord as long as you don't make any mistakes. The hardest thing that I found with the job was the shift work. There is always alot of overtime available. The most enjoyable part of the job was driving the trains and interacting with customers.
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I have nothing to say. Can't create an account without filling this in. It would be nice if this was optional. Why is this not optional? and now to fill up the rest of the 150 characters.
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A typical days work is to service and maintain the rolling stock to meet their scheduled maintenance. Repetitive tasks Very Health and Safety focused
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Free / Reduced travel costs
Cons
Very repetitive
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Not every day is the same are the same. All staff that I worked with are friendly, willing to help where they can. everyone chips when when there is disruption
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During my time with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) I spent time in many different areas of the business ranging from Engineering to Planning and Safety. I visited the ROC (Rail Operating Centre) in Three Bridges and experienced all the different Route Controllers roles, the Finance Teams and Social Media Team. I visited Selhurst train care depot and saw how the trains are deep cleaned, how the different parts inside and out are repaired and replaced. I had an experience in the train simulator and got a feel for what it is like to drive a train out on the track. I also went out for a cab ride in a Thameslink Railway train and got to see the driver operating the train first hand. On another day I went out with an On Board Supervisor and got to experience how tickets are sold and the passengers are kept safe on the trains. The week was overall very informative and fun and I will definitely use the skills I learnt into my career.
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Shift pattern was awful and morale was very low. Progression was slow and working life took over life in general. More interested in numbers than employees
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I used to work as a Railway Enforcement Officer for Thameslink, left about 6 months ago now, shambles of a place, mangement engage in favouritism, cannot make a decision on anything, keep certain staff out of the loop, needs to be looked at by an independant outside body. No work life balance, dreadful shift pattern, certain staff members get stuck with all the bad shifts were as the chosen officers get all the good shifts. Keep away ! PROS; free travel. CONS; Bad working practices.
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Typically - review ticketing system for IT requests, look to delegate where necessary otherwise adopt the IT related issue / task. Learnt - Hands on experience within an IT based role. Management - Average. Workplace Culture - Again average. Hardest part of the job - Daily bike ride. Most enjoyable - Employee feedback of a positive genuine nature.
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