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Northern Rail job reviews

43 Northern Rail employees have had their jobs rated on Breakroom.

See what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

  • 9.4/10

    Guard

    • £31,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

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

    Best thing

    Everything

    Worst thing

    The public

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    September 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Conductor

    • £30,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Enough training
    3. Easy to take sick leave

    Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Public

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    September 2020
  • 9.5/10

    Conductor

    • £16.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    3. Treated with respect

    Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Public

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    September 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Employee

    • £11.63 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    September 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Driver

    • £55,000 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Treated with respect
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    September 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Guard

    • £29,300 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    The freedom

    Worst thing

    Late night trains

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    September 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Conductor

    • £29,300 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Recommends their team

    Best thing

    Lots of time off

    Worst thing

    Early starts

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    August 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Train driver

    • £40,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    3. Proper sick pay
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    August 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Train driver

    • £47,400 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. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    3. Enough training

    Best thing

    Pay

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    August 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Conductor

    • £16.73 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Easy to take sick leave
    3. Easy to take holidays

    Best thing

    Pay and conditions
    Responsibility

    Worst thing

    Weekend working

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    August 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Conductor

    • £15.47 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Enough training
    3. No unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    time off

    Worst thing

    passengers missing trains and fatalities.

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    August 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Train 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. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Not stressed
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    August 2020
  • 8.2/10

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

    Best thing

    I'm my. Own boss

    Worst thing

    I'm my own boss

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    August 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Conductor

    • £16.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Four weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Pay and progression

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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Mdd

    • £38,600 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    July 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £18.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    July 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Driver

    • £29.85 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Doing unpaid extra work
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    July 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. Paid breaks
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Have had opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    My role

    Worst thing

    Being on holiday

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    July 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Conductor

    • £18.00 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. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    July 2020
  • 8.9/10

    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. No unpaid extra work
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
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    June 2020
  • 8.3/10

    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. Treated with respect
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    June 2020
  • 6.1/10

    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. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Pay
    Holiday allowance

    Worst thing

    Management

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    June 2020
  • 8.8/10

    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. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    June 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Feeling valued
    Money
    Being a frontline worker

    Worst thing

    Shift times

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    June 2020
  • 6.6/10

    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. Paid breaks
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    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. No unpaid extra work
    2. Not stressed
    3. Paid breaks

    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. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Recommends their team

    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. Treated with respect
    2. Not stressed
    3. Recommends their team
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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. Treated with respect
    2. Easy to take sick leave
    3. Four weeks notice of their shifts

    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. Recommends their team
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    May 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Driver

    • £55,000 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. Easy to change shifts
    3. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
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    May 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Train driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    May 2020
  • 9.4/10

    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. Proper sick pay
    2. Not stressed
    3. Paid breaks

    Best thing

    Trusted to do my job properly

    Worst thing

    Drunks and chancers.

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    May 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Driver

    • £29.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    April 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. Recommends their team
    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
  • 8.6/10

    Train driver

    • £29.30 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Left alone, good pay

    Worst thing

    Early starts

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    November 2019