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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Network Rail

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2015)
"A challenging, changing and exciting company to work for."
Pros: 
  • Salaries are very generous and continue to impress as graduates move on from the scheme
  • The work assigned to graduates is interesting and worthwhile
  • There are lots of opportunities to try new things and shape your own career to suit your skills
  • Working hours are very reasonable and the company is happy to be flexible when necessary
Cons: 
  • As with many large organisations, there is an element of bureaucracy within Network Rail
  • Communication and co-operation between departments leaves room for improvement
  • Having a little more structure in each placement may help with grad development
  • There could be more done early on to set graduates on a specific patha and help them plan their future careers
Culture
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
9.0 / 10
 
Salary
8.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
 
Training
6.2 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"When you are applying be innovative and let your creative juices flow; think about..."

"Everyone gets along with everyone else. In a year I've not met one person who isn't..."

"There are a mixture of offices, with very nice modern ones in some places, and plenty..."

"Network Rail is very understanding of the need for flexible working. Working from..."

"I receive more than I would get in any private or public company for the same jo..."

"The pension at Network Rail is very good as well as the job security. I think this..."

"I was given questions on my teamwork skills, leadership, ability to handle conflict..."

"Network Rail's attempts at reducing its carbon footprint are getting ever better..."

"Mentors do not have to be managers, there are plenty of people who I have taken advice..."

"Diversity can depend on where you work, as a lot of employees have been in the railway..."

"Many past graduates have rapidly been promoted into senior roles. The vast variety..."

"On my first placement I have been working on track and track side on night shifts;..."

"A lot of variety within the company so different experiences can be had without leaving..."

"It can be very easy to take on to much work which makes gaining a work/life balance..."

"We manage 20,000 miles of track but we own no trains."

"The company is opportunistic, flexible and full-on."

"My interest in railways and the graduate scheme's relevance to my degree were both..."

"I had training on Basic Signalling Technology, improving appreciation of signalling..."

"A greater focus on future job roles rather than just placement options would be good,..."

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