Great Western Railway Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

To filter reviews, or .
4.0
86%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
Great Western Railway Managing Director Mark Hopwood
Mark Hopwood
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay, free travel, supportive environment(in 14 reviews)

  • "The railway feels like a family and it's great to work in an industry that really makes a difference to people's lives(in 6 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons
  1. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Ticket Examiner 

    I have been working at Great Western Railway part-time

    Pros

    Interesting place to work woo

    Cons

    Nothing I like it yay

  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SENIOR ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Friendly staff Good training Travel perks/shopping vouchers

    Cons

    No Cons to be added

  3. "My experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Train Care Operative in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time

    Pros

    The company is very good. The staff is very nice and polite.

    Cons

    Nothing, it's a good train company I have worked at.

  4. "its a great job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Train Driver in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    its my dream ever since i was a kid also i am a hard worker with good teamwork

    Cons

    i don't really have a problem with anything

  5. "Rolling stock"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Safety comes first and if not safe dont do it

    Cons

    It is very far away from my house and no room for advancing

  6. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver 

    I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, loads of opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing to make a comment

  7. "Platform"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Great Western Railway full-time

    Pros

    Pay, free travel, great colleagues, good pension.

    Cons

    Long and unsociable shifts. Not enough staff.

  8. "Fantastic career opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Host in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Western Railway part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing career opportunities open for you

    Cons

    Downside is shift work around school hours

  9. "Ticket examiner"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Meeting different people. The hours and the pay

    Cons

    Involves conflict with refusal to pay

  10. "great job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Train Manager 

    I have been working at Great Western Railway full-time

    Pros

    pay is great, 35 hours per week union is great

    Cons

    hours are long early or late hours working bank holidays

Found 70 reviews