- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Transport for London full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Decent pay and conditions (final salary pension scheme, flexible working, Oyster card).
Graduate scheme develops skills and supports trainees to gain qualifications.
Opportunities to work on innovative and large projects.
Secondments frequently available so can work in other directorates and gain new skills.
Work in Central London.Cons
Beaucracy slows things down. It seems to exist for its own sake instead of being used as a tool to support engineers and effectively manage projects.
Installation contractors aren't always well managed at a high level so problems escalate but are left to junior employees to deal with.
Senior management rely more on atagonistic methods to "motivate" their teams.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Your staff are highly skilled and want to deliver the best projects and customer service to London's transport users. They are TfL's biggest assest so treat them as such. Cut out the unnecessary bureaucracy and antagonism. Create a collaborative working culture and give more junior employees a greater say in how the company is run.RecommendsNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Transport for London.Interview Details
Four stage application process > application form > situational awareness questionnaire > telephone interview > assessment centre.
At the assessment centre I had a competancy based interview and presentation on a transport topic. Asked about to demonstration examples where I applied equality & inclusion, team working, analysis/problem solving and other similar skills. Why I wanted to work for Transport for London.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsNo negotiation as salary in the advert and T&Cs are negotiated by trade unions.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Nothing unusual or difficult. Answer Question
Transport for London is provided by Transport for London, a government agency that oversees the operations of the city's bus, subway (London Underground, better known as the Tube), light rail, and tram systems. The agency is working to bring back a storied feature of the city's transport system -- the double-decker Routemaster bus, which was phased out except on a couple of tourist routes. The agency, which was founded in 2000, also manages the city's network of main roads (including some 6,000 traffic lights), enforces taxi regulations, and promotes a range of walking and...