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"A Slow & Lazy Company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Annual leave is generous at 28 days pa rising to 30 with ten years service. Currently 75% discount on train season tickets. Some knowledgeable and talented people working here.

Cons

Slow paced company. Unfair performance review process. Difficult to move into another role as most jobs within are templated for someone else before you've even gone for an interview - so you won't stand a chance even before you go for interview.
Too much management organisational structure (over management) with too many job posts that don't add any value to the company. Many people in Network Rail wouldn't survive in a fast paced private company with shareholders.

Advice to Management

Get rid of some posts that add no value and make the performance and rewards process fairer for all.

Other Employee Reviews for Network Rail

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with its ups and downs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very strong and supportive team work ethic. Good training programmes and facilities. Real opportunity to work on very high profile campaigns.

    Cons

    The negative public perception of company is hard to take on board. Promotion opportunities are very few and far between.


  2. "Reasonable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity, responsibility, salary's resonable, vision

    Cons

    individual performance fits a bell-curve

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