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40 Network Rail employees have compared their jobs on Breakroom. Find out what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

  • 6.1/10

    Rrv operator

    • £27.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Safe workplace
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    freedom to work when I want

    Worst thing

    long hours distance

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    July 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Operations controller

    • £53,800 per year, working a 35 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. No paid breaks
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    July 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Technician

    • Manages people
    • £15.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Workmates

    Worst thing

    Weather

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    July 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Rosters

    • Manages people
    • £42,000 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. Proper sick pay
    3. Easy to take holidays
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    July 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Engineer

    • Manages people
    • £50,000 per year, working a 30 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Treated with respect

    Best thing

    pay

    Worst thing

    working weekends

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    July 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Signaller

    • £26,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts
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    June 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Local operations manager

    • Manages people
    • £42,300 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Don’t get proper breaks
    3. Stressed
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    June 2020
  • 2.1/10

    Rail worker

    • £16.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Regular work

    Worst thing

    Bad management

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    June 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Signalman

    • £44,000 per year, working a 41 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Have had opportunities to progress
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    June 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Scheme project manager

    • £42,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Enough training
    3. Stressed
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    June 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Architect

    • £58,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Paid breaks
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    June 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Ssm

    • £28.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Stressed
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    June 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Team leader

    • £17.50 per hour
    • 25 or older

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Time off

    Worst thing

    Saturday night

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    June 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Maintenance

    • £15.78 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    June 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Signaller

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    June 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Section manager

    • Manages people
    • £54,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Stressed

    Worst thing

    Stress levels
    Managing a large amount of staff
    Beuracracy

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    June 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Senior technical officer

    • £32,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Pay and challenges of the job

    Worst thing

    The team I work on is disorganized and lazy apart from a select few

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    June 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Signaller

    • £29,600 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Good working environment. Friendly colleagues. Good salary. Good terms and conditions on contract.

    Worst thing

    Weekend working

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    June 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Tec

    • Manages people
    • £30.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Freedom

    Worst thing

    Nothing

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    June 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Mobile operations manager

    • £44,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Good for people with caring responsiblities
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    June 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Operative

    • £14.50 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Paid breaks
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    May 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Team leader

    • £16.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    May 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Fitter

    • £32,500 per year, working a 72 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    May 2020
  • 6.5/10

    Shift signalling manager

    • Manages people
    • £51,000 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. No unpaid extra work
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    The job itself

    Worst thing

    Poor upper management

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    May 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Welder

    • £17.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Doing unpaid extra work
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    May 2020
  • 8.4/10

    Senior design engineer

    • Manages people
    • £59,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Design

    Worst thing

    Meetings

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    May 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Customer services

    • £13.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Safe workplace

    Best thing

    fun

    Worst thing

    too much coffee

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    May 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Shift signalling manager

    • Manages people
    • £50,000 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. Paid breaks
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Workload

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    May 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Signaller

    • £41,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    May 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Sig

    • £16.06 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    April 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Principal technical officer

    • £49,200 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Good pay and work is varied

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    April 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Senior technical officer

    • £34,200 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Relaxed and good team

    Worst thing

    Shift work

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    April 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Overhead lineman

    • £32,200 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. Safe workplace
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Poor management

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    April 2020
  • 8.4/10

    Coss

    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Working lots of extra hours
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    April 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Possession Support

    • £11.15 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    April 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Project Manager

    • £43.75 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Flexible hours

    Worst thing

    No security

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    April 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Operations Delivery Manager

    • Manages people
    • £41,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Paid breaks

    Best thing

    Money, conditions, people

    Worst thing

    Can be stressful at times

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    April 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Senior technical officer

    • £35,700 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Benefits & sick pay

    Worst thing

    Management & old infrastructure

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    March 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Technician

    • £27,800 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. Have had opportunities to progress
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    March 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Technician

    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Don’t get proper breaks
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    Not enough overtime

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    March 2020
  • 7.3/10

    Resource manager

    • £40,100 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Treated with respect
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Nice environment

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication

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    March 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Engineer

    • £23.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Working lots of extra hours
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    February 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Engineer

    • £43,600 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Proper sick pay
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    February 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Apprentice

    • £12,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    December 2019
  • 8.5/10

    Operative

    • £25,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 18–20 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Pension

    Worst thing

    Nights

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    December 2019
  • 5.9/10

    Signaller

    • £42,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Stressed
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    variety

    Worst thing

    management

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    November 2019
  • 6.8/10

    Team leader

    • Manages people
    • £24.02 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Enough training
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Working outdoors

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication

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    November 2019
  • 7.0/10

    Signalling and Telecoms technician

    • £20.00 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

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

    Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Decisions are made by people who aren’t affected by the consequences. Frontline staff are ignored

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    November 2019