Hitachi Rail Reviews

Updated 17 May 2020

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3.4
65%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Hitachi Rail Group CEO Alistair Dormer (no image)
Alistair Dormer
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working environment, clean(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great people, excellent office work space, good pay and a nice working environment(in 4 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "A good launchpad for new engineers"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Principal Traffic Management and Control Systems Engineer in Noida

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Most of the work done is manual therefore you get to know all nicks of a work and procedure.

    Cons

    Costs remains generally on higher side and lack of defined processes.

  2. "Good Company to start with and get international exposure"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Naples
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worldwide scale, Top-notch Projects, Chance to travel or live on the projects

    Cons

    Former public company with poor meritocracy

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  3. "Wondeful Work Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative and inciting work culture

    Cons

    Hurdles with new technology and "doing this the old way"

  4. "Working on the company is very satisfying"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Engineer in Lima, Lima Region
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global atmosphere, multicultural teams, great projects

    Cons

    No too many opportunities, the company structure is a little complicated

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bullying culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional in Newton Aycliffe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hitachi Rail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leaving Is the only thing I can think of

    Cons

    I worked for hitachi for around 4 years, during my time with them I found the management team to be a disgrace, bullying and threatening employees to the point where you were afraid to question issues. Most of the senior management team received there current roles due to a face fits culture even if the are incompetent, pointless applying for internal vacancies unless you are prepared to be a yes man.

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    Hitachi Rail Response

    April 15, 2020Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of working at Hitachi Rail. We take all feedback seriously and it's extremely helpful for us. We also hope that you were able to communicate your grievances with your HR business partner ahead of you leaving the business.

  6. "So far so good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team, good shift patterns. Loads of time off, good pay. Good support and training

    Cons

    Have to deal with unpleasant task at times. But only. On rare occasions

    Hitachi Rail Response

    April 7, 2020Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback – We are glad that you are enjoying working at Hitachi Rail!

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sold the dream"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Newton Aycliffe, England

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

    Pros

    It's well paid for factory work

    Cons

    Managers favour friends over others. Supplier parts shortages always seem to be big problem, leading to standing around with nothing to do. Get stuck on the same jobs for to long with not much rotation.

    Hitachi Rail Response

    April 15, 2020Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of working at Hitachi Rail. We take all views on-board and share these with our management team, however we would also encourage you to speak with your HR business partner to resolve any of the frustrations you have outlined in your review. Thank you again for your comments.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signaling Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented coworkers, everyone genuinely wants to help. Flexible hours. Free parking.

    Cons

    A bit overworked at the moment and they seem more willing to hire from outside people with less experience than promote from within. I feel like over a long term career I would have to quit and apply to get rehired in a better position to truly get promoted.

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    Hitachi Rail Response

    April 7, 2020Employee Relations Team

    Great to hear you've had a positive experience, thanks for sharing!

  9. "Project Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager 

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

    Pros

    We get to work in all areas so as to enhance the learning.

    Cons

    Work pressure need to be managed efficiently

    Hitachi Rail Response

    April 7, 2020Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for your review - We really value your feedback.

  10. "n/a"

    2.0
    Current Employee - N/A 

    I have been working at Hitachi Rail full-time

    Pros

    Yearly salary, and somewhat flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Unless you have a bachelor's degree, no room for advancement.

    Hitachi Rail Response

    April 7, 2020Employee Relations Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. At Hitachi Rail we have an extensive training programme, run by our Learning and Development team to enable colleagues to progress in their chosen careers.

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