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Northern Rail

northernrailway.co.uk

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

  • 8.8/10

    Train driver

    • £55,500 per year, working a 34 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
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    June 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Conductor

    • £30,000 per year, working a 30 hour week
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    June 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Disruption controller

    • £49,800 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Pay
    Holiday allowance

    Worst thing

    Management

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    June 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Train drivet

    • £54,500 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. Hard to take holidays
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    June 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Feeling valued
    Money
    Being a frontline worker

    Worst thing

    Shift times

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    June 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Train driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Pay and hours worked

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    June 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Train driver

    • £20.80 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. Not stressed
    3. Have had opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    salary
    Time off

    Worst thing

    long shifts

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    June 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Driver

    • £54,500 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. Easy to change shifts
    3. Safe workplace

    Best thing

    Flexibility. Time off.

    Worst thing

    Nothing

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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. No unpaid extra work
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Safe workplace
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    May 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Conductor

    • £29,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Proper sick pay

    Best thing

    Always helpful if I have problems.

    Worst thing

    Scroats, rude people.

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    May 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Porter

    • £11.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    May 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Train driver

    • £27,000 per year, working a 17 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 unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    Trusted to do my job properly

    Worst thing

    Drunks and chancers.

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    May 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Train presentation operative

    • £10.83 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Not working lots of extra hours

    Best thing

    People i work with & the amount of time off we get

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    March 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Train presentation leader

    • £26,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Team work

    Worst thing

    No info

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    February 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Train driver

    • £40,700 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Not stressed
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    February 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Guard

    • £30,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 34–44 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Treated with respect

    Best thing

    Pay and perks

    Worst thing

    Early starts

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    February 2020
  • 6.5/10

    Conductor

    • £29,100 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Stressed
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    January 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Train driver

    • £38,600 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Paid breaks

    Best thing

    Time spent alone to get on with the job. The pay.

    Worst thing

    Dealing with the general public.

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    January 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Train conductor

    • £15.94 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    December 2019
  • 6.4/10

    Conductor

    • £29,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Not stressed
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Company attempting to get rid of the conductors roll

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    November 2019