Govia Thameslink Railway Pay & benefits reviews
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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
Good company to work for but it’s gone downhill quick, morale in the company is at a record low due to restructuring, lack of aspirational and skilled management, no new ideas being brought to the table and staff are not recognised at all. No bonus for staff since it became GTR. Hopefully come 2021 things will improve with a new franchise hopefully taking over as change is long overdue.
Steady income, free travel
Poor management and lack of team leaders, low morale all round
Great company great travel benefits, well-paid company for even the most entry-level positions. Great staff, Mostly are friendly. Undertake drugs and alcohol test before you can be employed, so your more likely to be safe in the workplace and work around like-minded responsible trust-worthy people. Feel like a person, not a number. Feel a part of life & society, making a significant contribution to society, the transport industry.
Salary, benefits, Hours, Weekend higher rate of pay
Shift work, Patterns can make work life balance odd
For someone with no family or friends this is a perfect place to work as the shift patterns are all over the place you cant make plans because the shifts change with 12hrs notice. If you have a family its not a good job as i was never seeing my wife and kids.
Govia Thameslink Railway offer good benefits and salary packages, however like many large organisations, management varies from good to very poor. There is a bullying culture present at certain levels whereby managers are chastised if they speak up regarding this culture. Progression is possible at GTR, and many staff have progressed at some point of their career. You are given free staff travel across 5 networks and so does your family. Also national travel is discounted by 75%. Salary packages are competitive also.
Free travel across 5 railway companies, discounted national travel, good salary package
Long hours, poor shift patterns, not family friendly
Opportunities to advance, overtime available if you want it, Free travel and money off other train services, Free uniform. Able to become part of a big network, by meeting different staff across the network and on training courses, Safety critical roles, Get paid every 4 weeks. Beware the management.
Free travel, free uniform, get paid every 4 weeks, meet lots of new people. Learn about rail operations.
Early starts late finishes, Bullying culture is rife amongst some managers.
Working for Govia Thameslink had is benefits but also had a downside to it. The benefits to working for this company was the free travel you obtained by being an employee there and the wide variety of people you were able to meet on a day to day basis. However poor managment of employees let this company down as I saw countless colleagues bullied out of their job. A typical day at work would be providing an excellent level of customer service to people on the platform, this was my favourite part of the job as I felt satisfied knowing I had delivered that customer service to the best of my ability. As a Station Assistant we were also required to be safety critical as we were involved in the safe movement of trains by giving signals to the driver for him to use to safely leave the station.
Everyday is different. Fast paced and can get very hectic. Over 1 million passengers a year pass through my Station. Changes in the industry adding to pressure.
Free and reduced rate travel
shift work, and can be very tough during service disruption, not much time off at weekends.
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