Network Rail
Happiness score is 63 out of 100
3.7 out of 5 stars.
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OK place to work

Poor management culture but good promotion opportunities. Good flexible working arrangements and decent benefits package. Theofficeisgenerally a good and happy place to work

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
4.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
5.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Hard work with good rewards

A typical day would start at 6.30am, involve signalling trains and departing for home at 2pm (shift times differ and in some locations 12 hour plus shifts can be expected). Other duties would include tidying the signal cabin, administration duties and regular rules exams. I've learned to be vigilant in all circumstances. Management varies from archaic dinosaurs with prehistoric ideals of staff, religion and dedication whilst the company are promoting newer management styles to eradicate the older generation. This is a work in progress with some way to go. The workplace is generally lone working with little contact with the outside world - some days you speak to no one, other days many people are in contact. One of the more recent cultures is to name and shame employees, and latterly to promote whistle blowing on colleagues in return for immunity relating to mistakes. This makes work exceptionally difficult at times. The hardest part of the job is remaining vigilant and maintaining concentration at all times no matter what distractions occur. The job is enjoyable if you like to work on your own, are passionate about railways and need little assistance from management


Good pension scheme


Long hours requiring full vigilance
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interlectualy stimulating and every day a different challenge

To maintain a safe working and traveling enviroment for all our customers , Also to deal with incidents in a safe fashion in accordance with company rules and regulations .


good working enviroment


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Network Rail is a divers environment to work in, fast moving and presenting daily challenges with ever changing priorities. Teamwork is paramount in everything you do and you must be able to drive and be prepared to travel with overnight stays around the country. The main offices in Milton Keynes are bright a airy as well as being a comfortable environment to work in.
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Overall rating

Based on 605 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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