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Network Rail CEO David Higgins
David Higgins
38 Ratings

    Constant change

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Network Rail full-time for more than 8 years


    Large organisation. Many opportunities to learn from other peoples mistakes. Many good and friendly colleagues.


    Ensure you join the company at the highest band possible as there is little to no opportunity to progress upwards. Forced ranking on performance reviews ensure that even a top team of 5 people has to have a forced rating of poor performing even when they are not.
    Constant change is inevitable. All too often new organisational change initiatives are started when the old cycle has not completed yet and no lessons are learnt.

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    Remove role clarity banding and allow for more freedom to progress.

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Network Rail Interviews

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014

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    Scheme Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 7 months - interviewed at Network Rail in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    In my view interviews are according to set procedure but the selection is based on non standard basis, which hiring manager can play with. Because if anybody asks feedback, always funny reply will come always.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard Questions depends which function position belongs to.   Answer Question
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Network Rail Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2002
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Amey, Story Construction

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. From Crossrail – Europe’s largest civil engineering project – to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Britain’s railway has been growing for 150 years, without significant renewal. And yet it’s required to carry more freight and passengers than ever before. We anticipate up to 400 million more passenger journeys by as soon as 2020. Investment and modernisation are...

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