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Breakroom Rating based on 18 job reviews

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18 Great Western Railway employees have compared their jobs on Breakroom. Find out what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

  • 9.4/10

    Technician

    • £26.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Recommends their team

    Best thing

    Great team, good shifts, lots of time off, good money, no stress.

    Worst thing

    Nights shifts, big company bullshit.

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    August 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Mate

    • £17.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Nights

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    August 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Manouvrer

    • £20.77 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    Colleagues

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    August 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Train manager

    • £43,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Recommends their team
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    August 2020
  • 8.5/10

    Train driver

    • £62,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Train driver

    • £61,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    August 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Customer host

    • £26,100 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    The people and no two days are the same

    Worst thing

    Senior management

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    July 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Driver

    • £64,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Paid breaks
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    July 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Train driver

    • £40,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    July 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Driver

    • £39,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Paid breaks
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    June 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Gateline

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Paid breaks

    Best thing

    People I work with, number of hours.

    Worst thing

    Difficult customers, working bank holidays

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    June 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Train driver

    • £62,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Enough training
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    June 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Driver

    • £33.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    June 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Train driver

    • £65,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    May 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Driver

    • £61,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Treated with respect
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    May 2020
  • 10.0/10

    driver

    • £68,000 per year, working a 33 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Enough training
    3. Proper sick pay
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    May 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Technician

    • £46,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Not enough training
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    March 2020
  • 9.2/10

    Customer experience advisor

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Treated with respect

    Best thing

    Overtime is 13.50 an hour, relaxed atmosphere.

    Worst thing

    3pm-11pm shifts. Busy days when it’s call after call.

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    January 2020