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Railcorp Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2016

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  1. "Good place"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Railcorp full-time

      Pros

      Flexible but fun place work. Good people to work with. Enjoying the job

      Cons

      Demanding job with steep learning curve, will take a lng time to be productive

      Railcorp2016-07-10
    • "Very good company, great base salary as a cleaning attendant. Includes super and other benefits such as overtime."

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      Current Employee - Cleaning Attendant in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Railcorp

      Pros

      Training is provided, flexible working hours, overtime payment is very good and work ethic is also very good.

      Cons

      Very hard to get into, must go through alot of screening processes, Requires many skills which are not utilized a part of the job.

      Advice to Management

      Need to be able to work effectively as a team, leadership skill is also a very good skill to have if you are aiming to advance your career in this company.

      Railcorp2015-03-01
    • "Specialist"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Railcorp full-time

        Pros

        Good technology exposure and complexities

        Cons

        Large Org inertia but no cons really

        Advice to Management

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        Railcorp2014-08-01
      • "Work here only as the last option"

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        Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Sydney
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Railcorp full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Secure public service position. Free transport ticket (trains, bus, ferries) as a staff benefit.

        Cons

        Poor staff supervision. No career development. Poor managers

        Advice to Management

        Shape up.

        Railcorp2014-02-15
      • "great company to work for"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Railcorp

        Pros

        teamwork, great managers and working conditions

        Cons

        nil. no issues to work for the company

        Advice to Management

        nil

        Railcorp2013-08-30
      • "Can have some good moments, but frustrations exist"

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        Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Railcorp full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Good Conditions as a government company, including RDO's, and often flexible working conditions. Decent pay for IT related work. Company has direct impact on a large number of people every day

        Cons

        Frustration with red tape Some staff difficult to work with Difficult to innovate There is no pay for performance culture - all staff on EBA get standard increases, so no ability to accelerate progression/pay beyond formal promotions Transport can have bad reputation

        Advice to Management

        Give more control to employee's to innovate / direct their ideas. Make decisions quicker - too much time spent analysing decisions, many of which could have been implemented and checked for value for the time spent in decision paralysis

        Railcorp2013-05-18
      • "Train Driver"

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        Current Employee - Train Driver in Sydney
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Railcorp full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Other than the travel benefits there really is not anything that you cant get from any other employer.

        Cons

        There is no work life balance here. You work all hours of the clock. Example of starts time are 0214, 0319, 0112, 1458, 1952. You can work 12 days straight and have 2 days off. Also you can do both morning and afternoons in the same fortnight. You can work 1715 have a day off work say 0346 and back to afternoons the next day. Not recommended for those with families or those who want a social life.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to what people want and not say this is the way that it always has been. Train crew would like a life style roster so that they can have a life.and not feel so tired with the swing shifts that jump around all over the place. It would also make the roster clerk job easier as they would not have people ringing them all day to swap for shifts that they are after.

        Railcorp2013-05-29
      • "Great opportunities. Had to change but will take a while..."

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        Former Employee - Corporate Professional in Sydney
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Railcorp full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        - Great pay and conditions, including travel pass - Large company so lots of opportunities - Really friendly colleagues - A lot of pride

        Cons

        - Bureaucratic - Current restructuring means morale is low

        Railcorp2013-01-16
      • "Good company, but too much dead wood"

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        Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney
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        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Railcorp full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Some great people and projects Plenty of career opportunities Good pay and conditions

        Cons

        Lots of poor performers not managed Some areas with poor performance culture Due to constant government changes/reform, a lot of people are too defensive - which can even get in the way of productive work.

        Advice to Management

        Give support to project teams Hold poor performers to account - don't simply move them to another roster/location to keep everyone happy

        Railcorp2012-09-23
      • "A Lifetime"

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        Current Employee - Middle Manager in Sydney
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Railcorp full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Huge number of projects and great variety. People are great to work with. Most are committed to delivering quality work and will work as long as it take to get it done. High level of committment to improve in all areas of safety, quality and value for money.

        Cons

        Government changes without consultation. Senior management accepts what ever the next goverment hands out without question. Difficult to control the few poor performers. Still pockets of people who underperform. Senior management structure particularly at GM level is out of control and therefore overheads costs are spiralling.

        Advice to Management

        Need to support the people who actually deliver projects directly with clerical, safety, environmental, training and HR

        Railcorp2012-07-25
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