Govia Thameslink Railway Work-life balance reviews
United Kingdom50 reviews
Found 26 reviews matching the searchSee all 52 reviews
Indeed featured review
The most useful review selected by Indeed
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
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.
We want to help you find great companies. Help us be the best!
Do these reviews help you learn more about working at Govia Thameslink Railway?
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.
I felt as if where i come from staff did not want train me for my role, the managers expect you to shut up and learn from yourself....team leading is very poor the guy needs to learn how to speak with customers and teach the new staff what they need to do for their role...i have seen and heard a lot of people been out of their job...money is good , the hours is just rubbish....i would not reccomend any one working here. I dislike people who boast about what they are like "am a team leader i manage everyone here" but i personally think team leader did not know what he was doing. Rude customer service and rude team managing. management is poor when there is a problem at work place they dont pick up but will call you back couple of days later! If there is a problem with staff and you tell the manager they would not just care, managers listen to one side of story! This is what annoys me at school we always been taught to respect one another & work as a team, but this company has done the complete opposite.
Work life, management & team leading
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.
Southern has a high retention of staff. Job railway based roles are difficult and can have a major impact on home/life balance, could o more to boost community within the company. But overall it is good, high retention of staff
free travel, laid back staff
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