I worked at Network Rail full-time (More than 3 years)
Safe job (almost), good leave benefits, ideal for girls planning for babies in near future... (6 months full pay for maternity), you have option to take stress and work hard and get good recognition (but not £)
bureaucracy, huge top management (2800+ employees above management grade) No career progression unless your really really smart...
I worked at Network Rail full-time (More than 5 years)
Excellent place to work, lively team at Manchester. Employees cared for.
Not too great bonus structure. Good work if often neglected in the 'bell curve' performance rating system.
I worked at Network Rail (Less than a year)
Gained an appreciation of how a national transport infrastructure company deals with day to day operation - both long term infrastructure projects and more immediate problems that come with the territory of operating the UK rail infrastructure.
The technical sophistication of the engineering systems wasn't as stimulating as those seen at my current engineering internship and university. I felt there were many inefficiencies with the structure of NR which frustrated me at times, but it is very challenging to run a company of this scale and nature in an efficient manner.
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I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 10 years)
Challenging, innovative, different everyday in those areas which are not traditionally organised and run.
Poor HQ support, bureaucratic and restrictive of new technologies and creativity. Too many poorly thought through initiatives driven by the centre.
Advice to Management
Please stop appointing senior folk who tell the rest of us what a mess we have made of running the railways over the ten years
I have been working at Network Rail full-time (More than 3 years)
The company are excellent to work for, they have a great attitude towards all employees and provide a first class service.
Great company to work for, I enjoy every minute and can't wait to get up in the morning to go to work
Advice to Management
There is a good scope of growth and career development. Pension benefits are good too. Flexible work hours is an added bonus.
Sometimes too bearaucratic... things move slowly in network rail. Unions make it harder for the company to progress as swiftly as other private companies do.
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