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Network Rail CEO Andrew Haines
Andrew Haines
15 Ratings
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  • "Some poor management plus a lot of weekends & nights working(in 14 reviews)

  • "Certain parts of the business really require a shake up in Senior management(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Network Rail

    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

    Network Rail Response

    July 24, 2018Talent Acquisition Manager

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

  2. "Customer servicec"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Victoria, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    best reasons to work for my company is I like how the people treaty you is very big family and nice team .

    Cons

    I don't think I can say something but maybe more improvement in staff .

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Milton Keynes, England

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Genuine safety culture, lots of opportunities for progression, supportive working environment

    Cons

    Out dated systems and a network that can't cope, impossibly slow to adopt new practices, far to risk averse

  4. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you want to progress and don't mind moving around, focused to increase diversity in the organisation, embracing the flexible working approach

    Cons

    frequent organisational changes loose expertise

  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good development opportunities and flexible organisation

    Cons

    Often cumbersome organisationally and not as agile as is necessary in project delivery environment

  6. "Happy employee"

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    Current Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good safety culture Good terms and conditions Great pension Great salary 35 hour working week

    Cons

    Complex management style which can slow progress. Constant reorganisation leading to wasted time and money

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people out on the ground, they are the ones who are keeping the railway running. They know the issues.

  7. "Good opportunity but bad bosses"

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    Former Employee - PMa in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Network Rail full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lots of training opps and exposure to complex projects.

    Cons

    Can get saddles with bad bosses who hate work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Assist all employees to obtain work life balance

  8. "Good working Environment Good Team"

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      Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in Birmingham, England
      Recommends

      I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good working Environment Good Team

      Cons

      Role turned into something different that typical Commercial function (Performance Management)

    • "Great training and support"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Network Rail full-time

      Pros

      Excellent training, support in all areas and feedback on progression. Good salaries, amazing opportunities, freedom to move around within company.

      Cons

      Training away from home, strict rules and guidlines meant for safety.

    • "Great to work for, but poorly run"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Network Rail full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      flexible working, relaxed atmosphere, safety conscious

      Cons

      silo mentality, wastes resources, Chris Grayling!

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