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Updated Aug 14, 2022

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3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
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Network Rail Chief Executive  Andrew Haines
Andrew Haines
442 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Good work life balance is good(in 123 reviews)
  • "Flexible and good benefits to be had(in 81 reviews)
  • "Great for people who want to work part time or get maximum use of paternity/maternity leave.(in 78 reviews)
  • "Pay is good and colleges good(in 64 reviews)
  • "Good salary and overtime rates(in 61 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good Company to work for

    Aug 30, 2021 - Local Operations Manager in London, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Salary, leave entitlement, general benefits

    Cons

    Large company, slow to adopt change

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    Network Rail Response

    Head of Recruitment Marketing & Engagement

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience, greatly appreciated.

  2. 1.0
    Former Employee

    salary

    Oct 18, 2021 - Network Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good experience at the workplace

    Cons

    stressfull and work hours are tough

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great company

    Jan 13, 2021 - Engagement Manager (Salesforce) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    The salary could be better

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great work life balance

    Mar 9, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Flex work style - Leave at 5pm - No micro managing - Trusted to do your work - Excellent benefits

    Cons

    - Bad pay - Managers somewhat disengaged - People take advantage of the benefits, i.e. sick pay, maternity pay and you end up having to cover three jobs at the same time - Difficult to move to different teams

    7 people found this review helpful

    Network Rail Response

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave Network Rail a review on Glassdoor. We really appreciate it! Reinold Talent Acquisition Manager

  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Aug 14, 2022 - Signaller in Peterborough, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary and overtime rates

    Cons

    long periods of inactivity, and long shift work

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place

    Aug 13, 2022 - Projects Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and sometimes good atmosphere

    Cons

    Senior management are disjoined from work being carried out

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Job exp

    Aug 11, 2022 - Railway Technician in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyed it, nice pay yes

    Cons

    Shift work, long shifts at night

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Network Rail Grad Scheme

    Aug 12, 2022 - General Management Graduate in London, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Bureaucracy makes it difficult to get things done

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good people and culture is good

    Aug 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Invest in their people Help each other Nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Work trips are sometime not productive.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent

    Aug 9, 2022 - Network Operations Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive, diverse, challenging, pay, people and management

    Cons

    Roster could be improved to make it more family friendly

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Network Rail Reviews FAQs

Network Rail has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,637 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Network Rail to a friend and 42% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Network Rail employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Network Rail. This rating has decreased by -9% over the last 12 months.

74% of Network Rail employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Network Rail 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Network Rail to be coworkers, benefits, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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