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Network Rail CEO David Higgins
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Network Rail

    Pros

    - Flex work style
    - Leave at 5pm
    - No micro managing
    - Trusted to do your work
    - Excellent benefits

    Cons

    - Bad pay
    - Managers somewhat disengaged
    - People take advantage of the benefits, i.e. sick pay, maternity pay and you end up having to cover three jobs at the same time
    - Difficult to move to different teams

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Network Rail Interviews

Updated Jan 10, 2015
Updated Jan 10, 2015

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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Network Rail in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The online application process involves of a pre-screening test consisting of situational judgement questions where the applicant has to prioritise the answers in the way he thinks he would be more or less likely to react. If the test is completed succesfully, online numerical and logical tests follow (the provider of these tests is SHL). The next step is a video interview where you are asked questions like "why did you choose to apply for network rail", "what do you know about the rail industry" and others asking about previous experiences where you had to demonstrate your leadership, communication and team-working abilities.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about the rail industry   View Answer
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    Average Interview

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

Additional Info

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Website www.networkrail.co.uk
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... More

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