Nederlandse Spoorwegen Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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Nederlandse Spoorwegen CEO Roger van Boxtel
Roger van Boxtel
12 Ratings
  1. "Very little autonomy"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Product Owner in Utrecht

    I have been working at Nederlandse Spoorwegen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice atmosphere, free train travel

    Cons

    I feel like I'm being micromanaged and have no autonomy over the product I'm the PO of. Feels more like being a secretary.

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  2. "Great company, very hierarchical & political"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Teammanager Operation/Maintenance in Utrecht
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nederlandse Spoorwegen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - clear career growth paths - everyone really cares about the service and the company.

    Cons

    - it pretends to be a non hierarchical, informal company, but its not. It has a strong sense of hierarchy.

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  3. "Great place to work if you can do the job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nederlandse Spoorwegen full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, responsibilities and capabilities are well managed and the are good at giving credit where credit is due.

    Cons

    some of the external people you'l have to work with are sometimes not really up to their job.

  4. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Utrecht
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good secondary benefits, nice work environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Limited R&D support and all procedures took very long if you need other software/hardware than standard.

  5. "Good Company for Most Part"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Employee in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nederlandse Spoorwegen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fair Employers Pay not bad Staff members were nice Bosses were easy to get along with

    Cons

    Rude customers Very early morning openings Late closing times Freed hot drinks

  6. "NS Stations"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Utrecht

    I worked at Nederlandse Spoorwegen

    Pros

    Good salary, #3 biggest retail company in The Netherlands, Interesting and one of a kind special development projects.

    Cons

    Nederlandse Spoorwegen is a privatized former state owned company, now it's a private company with the state as single stockholder. State politics have a big influence on the direction of the company.

  7. "Manager Operations"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Utrecht
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Result driven part of NS. NS is owned by the government, which makes it sometimes less result driven, but the NS Stations part is. Freedom - you are your own boss, but results are demanded

    Cons

    You work fot the government. It's a big, slow moving organization with parts of the company that does not want to work hard. Careermaking goes less fast than in other organizations.

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