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Hitachi Rail Europe Reviews

Updated July 4, 2018
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  1. "hitachi rail europe london"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very friendly people who are supportive and tend to be a give give culture. several opportunities abroad in particularly in japan, but more on a business trip bases than a permanent one
    rapidly growing company in the rail industry

    Cons

    come in with a good salary negotiated because it will be hard to renegotiate once in.
    many new recruits means that structure is unclear

    Hitachi Rail Europe Response

    Sep 6, 2016 – HR Business Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is good to hear you are you are having great experience at Hitachi Rail Europe. Due to the rapid growth of our company, at times, we need to adapt... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail Europe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment, a good gym for your organizational and managerial skills

    Cons

    Understaffed, not well structured, to be improved.

  3. "Very good but challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail Europe full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic team, exciting projects, no egos, everyone is trying their best to move the business farward

    Cons

    Reactive nature of the business makes it a very fast paced environment.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail Europe full-time

    Pros

    Location, office, salary and working environment

    Cons

    Lack of clarity of job role
    Japanese hierarchy


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Material Controller in Bishop Auckland, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Material Controller in Bishop Auckland, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail Europe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home, work hours.

    Cons

    Poor or non existent business processes. The business is ran on spreadsheets and hundreds upon hundreds of emails. Fundamental lack of vision and reluctance to change the status quo or even the comprehension of major improvement ideas. Absolutely no control over inventory or costs. Data integrity appalling.

    Advice to Management

    This is not a “new” business nor are these teething problems. Those are just excuses. Get a grip on the basics or this business will not survive.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, innovative sell-able product. Good potential.

    Cons

    Unprofessional working culture , very badly run business . Non- compliance to core values at various levels.

    Advice to Management

    Sort it out otherwise this company will cease to exist soon...


  7. Helpful (2)

    "The worst job ever"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail Europe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location of the office. It is located in the heart of city of London close to St Paul cathedral.so at lunch time there are plenty of choices to eat from

    Reputable company name that every one knows and heard of

    Cons

    No one is in control except Japanese
    No procedure in place
    No cooperation between teams. Efficiency and team work especially between UK colleagues does not exist
    Professionalism?!what's that?
    Inexperienced people in management roles
    Lack of space in the office

    Advice to Management

    Having worked for nearly 8 companies in the past 20 years the best thing about my Hitachi experience was leaving the company. Please either stop running around and let Kasado deliver or take a step forward and be in control.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail Europe full-time

    Pros

    I work within a great team, and the challenges are interesting

    Cons

    Hot desking, nothing worse for lack of stability

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Could have been the best place to work..."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, some very talented staff, great potential, potentially very secure, nice new factory and open plan office/facilities, expanding industry.

    Cons

    Very poor senior leadership, terrible work culture from production, canteen food, car parking, double standards, too much focus on paperwork not enough of actual work, very inefficient, high levels of wastage,

    Advice to Management

    Look at yourselves leadership and improvement starts at the top. Stat focusing on what matters the product and the people, not the paperwork.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Deplorable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail Europe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beware the permanent phony reviews at the top written by the Comms dept.

    Cons

    If you take the self-proclaimed values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit, and then take the antonyms of these you will get a flavour of what it’s like to work at Hitachi Rail Europe. A more discordant, insincere and behind the curve outfit you will struggle to find.

    Advice to Management

    They should try it.


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