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High Speed Two Overview

Birmingham, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Government
Rail
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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High Speed Two Reviews

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Mark Thurston
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  • "Face paced, challenging buy often very reactive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
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    I have been working at High Speed Two full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for progression and opportunities to shine as project still in early stages and many processes and procedures to design and implement.

    Cons

    Often quite a rushed and reactive approach to problems to get short term gains when often more restraint is required to take the difficult decision and delay a result for longer term, sustained results.

    Advice to Management

    Consult staff more regularly and consider / act on their advice to improve business operations rather than trying to solve all the companies problems at a strategic level. Staff could be empowered more to do their jobs by being allowed to solve problems at a tactical level in teams to deliver a sustainable solution that satisfies multiple requirements.

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High Speed Two Photos

High Speed Two photo of: enei Awards 2017, well done team HS2
High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: ENEI 2017 Award winners
High Speed Two photo of: Transport Secretary, Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin at the HS2 supply chain conference in Manchester.
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High Speed Two Interviews

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    Senior Cost Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at High Speed Two (Birmingham, England (UK)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Competency and skills based questions. Fairly standard questions around how you would handle difficult situations and employees, plus technical based questions; what was challenging, how did you overcome this, what went well, what went badly etc. Line manager of the role and HR rep very welcoming and eased into thr interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me about a time when you've had to pursuade someone to follow your idea when they disagreed with it.   Answer Question
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