Northern Rail
3.9 out of 5 stars.
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Northern Rail Careers and Employment

About the company

  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Industry
    Transportation & Logistics
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Salary estimated from 352 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Popular Roles

£42,889 per year
£18,707 per year
Customer Service Representative
£21,738 per year

Installation & Maintenance

£41,845 per year
Maintenance Person
£28,727 per year
£41,796 per year


Plan Manager
£41,534 per year
Client Advisor
£15,874 per year
Account Manager
£40,391 per year


Traffic Manager
£35,401 per year
Shift Manager
£41,421 per year
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 43 reviews and is evolving.


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Conductor in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
on 12 August 2019
Go with the regime
Excellent place to work, colleagues are fanastic to work with, the travelling and meeting the passengers and no two days are the same just if the management dont like you they will hound you out by any degrading means. The Senior manager puts people into roles that he knows he can control and wont rise above him so manipulates them. Dont get me wrong there is some excellent ones aswell but they work in gear and follow his orders
Train Guard/Conductor in Leeds
on 17 November 2020
Not worth the hassle
If you're looking for a job where you get treated like dirt from both management and toffee nosed customers then get applying because thats the thing to do sure enough, I was with the company for 9 years, ok it were good at the start but got worse as time went on, management are only interested in petty point scoring and care a fig about their staff, especially in work related emergencies, my advice -AVOID LIKE A DOSE OF THE PLAGUE
T P O in Barrow-In-Furness
on 11 September 2020
Progression is their if u want it
Love the job and chance to progress everyone helps great team and spirt nothing to much for team to help you progress always willing to help feel like part of team right away.
Guard in Manchester
on 25 June 2020
Used to be great but not anymore!
The company used to be great to work for but not anymore. There are lots of Management who don't know the job and underestimate staff. There is also lots of bullying which gets no attention or dealt with. Control don't upgrade information, guards/ ticket office staff face the public as managers hide! I think Northern are just keeping their head above water financially, cut managers salaries or pay them on a bonus so the more work the more money, make them earn the pay rather than ignoring or passing the buck. Probelms are just put to one side for someone else and lots of HR policies are out of date and ALL need to be reviewed. Different rules for different areas?? Surely same rules one company would be simpler. Managers family and friends get all the jobs or promotions, as a guard I see this so oftern. Then theres RMT telling us to strike, we dont get paid for strikes and Northern have said we are keeping our jobs, I am not in RMT as they lied to me??? but have to strike as I would be bullied. RMT we are in 2018 not 1975, stop trying to look important and leave us alone!
Train Driver in Newton Heath
on 3 June 2020
large company
large company that has some morons in the higher ranks. Generally speaking it is a great company to work for with good benefits, holidays and great salaries
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