KiwiRail
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About the company

  • Founded
    2008
  • Company size
    1001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    $730m to $1.45bn (NZD)
  • Headquarters
    Wellington
  • Link
    KiwiRail website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 24 reviews and is evolving.

5.0020193.6020203.002022

Reviews

Data Entry/Analyst, Kiwirail, Wgtn in Wellington City, Wellington
on 25 August 2022
There were lots of unhappy people, bad vibes and the project I was on was badly managed, training was really bad, didn't enjoy it.
Quick training explanation by team leader then we 3 were left to figure things out ourselves. No real support from team leader but plenty of criticism if you got things wrong. Because of recent restructuring there were lots of unhappy people, bad vibes and the project I was on was badly managed, training was really bad, didn't enjoy it.
Rail operator in Waikato
on 21 December 2022
Slow processes, mostly friendly environment
The process from training school to getting signed off was painfully slow. Infact over 6 weeks on the yard without attaining even 1 sign off of the 60 I needed. Good training pay though but disorganized, or rather not enough trainers available. This was also the case for one of my training school colleagues. Out of 10 I'd give kiwirail a 3
Ganger in Greymouth, West Coast
on 22 July 2022
Great pay not the hardest work you will do.
Not that hard of a job and very good pay as the union is so strong. Hard to lose your job. Allowances are almost a second wage. Very repeditive job not much changes and little in the way of perks and most managers are thick or cant speak english or are bus chuckers, but they will only stay a few years then move on.
Train Manager in Christchurch, Canterbury
on 28 October 2020
Initial working conditions were excellent. Change of management led to disgruntled workers.
Good management were replaced by narcissistic corrupt managers making the working conditions unbearable. Top heavy management recruiting friends into positions they weren’t suitable for. No leadership, bullying and no accountability from managers towards long and medium term staff. Working conditions deteriorated and health & safety compromised.
Locomotive Engineer in Onehunga, Auckland
on 14 August 2020
Found all of that in the day to day banter while getting the job done.
Variety of jobs, routes start and finish times. Working to a diary, a timescale and the satisfaction of a job done well. The camaraderie of the staff was excellent and my manager was very approachable and supportive and had an open door policy .

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