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52 Arriva employees have compared their jobs on Breakroom. Find out what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

  • 4.7/10

    Driver

    • £10.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    July 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.95 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Supportive management team

    Worst thing

    the pay could be higher, they could do more to progress my career by giving me options on how to progress

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    July 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.43 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Long weekends

    Worst thing

    Being late

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    July 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.51 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Enough training
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    I get weekends off sometime

    Worst thing

    The shift patterns

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    July 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Driver

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    July 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Bus driver

    • £13.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Stressed
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    The driving and pay

    Worst thing

    Pressure and not getting holidays you want.

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    July 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Driver

    • £10.75 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Safe workplace
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    July 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Duty manager

    • Manages people
    • £12.35 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    the shifts

    Worst thing

    workload

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    July 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.36 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. No paid breaks
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    July 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Chargehand fitter

    • Manages people
    • £15.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Stressed
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    July 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Retail service manager

    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Not stressed
    3. Not working lots of extra hours

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Occasionally early starts

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    July 2020
  • 4.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Free travel for me and my wife

    Worst thing

    Unable to take leave when I want it, having to work bank holiday

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    July 2020
  • 2.9/10

    Driver

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Doesn’t recommend their team
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Free travel

    Worst thing

    Too many to list

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    July 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Safe workplace
    3. No paid breaks
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    July 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.36 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    July 2020
  • 4.4/10

    Engineer

    • £13.01 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Not treated with respect
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    June 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Pcv driver

    • £12.37 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Pay, local.

    Worst thing

    Dealing with other road users and rude people

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    June 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Good pay free travel clise to home

    Worst thing

    weekend working inflexible holidays

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    June 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Duty manager

    • Manages people
    • £28,500 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Recommends their team
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Great Rota

    Worst thing

    Listening to people moan

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    June 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Driver

    • £14.04 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    May 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Paid breaks

    Best thing

    Meeting the public

    Worst thing

    Meeting the public

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    May 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Driver

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Not treated with respect
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    May 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Driver

    • £12.69 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    May 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Driver

    • £13.15 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Stressed
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Convenient shifts

    Worst thing

    Low pay, poor working conditions.

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    May 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.69 per hour
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Rate of pay

    Worst thing

    Unsocialable hours

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    May 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Duty manager

    • Manages people
    • £15.46 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Treated with respect
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    May 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Psv driver

    • £12.69 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    The public and traffic

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    April 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Relief instructor

    • Manages people
    • £15.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    i have been trained to move to different positions. Get along with people, don't often have pay issues. Get more holiday with length of service

    Worst thing

    vehicle issues and sometimes last minute changes about next working day.

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    April 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Driver

    • £12.35 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Going home

    Worst thing

    Customers

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    April 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Driver

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Not treated with respect
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    April 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Minibus driver

    • £21,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    April 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Pcv driver

    • £11.11 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Not working lots of extra hours
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    April 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Driver

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Not enough training
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    The regular customers I meet on a day to day basis.

    Worst thing

    The same members of staff getting all the cream.

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    April 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Two weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Meeting people

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    April 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.48 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Stressed
    3. Not treated with respect
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    March 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Stressed
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    March 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.48 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    March 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.76 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    March 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Duty manager

    • Manages people
    • £15.36 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Stressed
    3. Not treated with respect
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    March 2020
  • 4.7/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
    3. Not treated with respect
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    March 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Pcv driver

    • £10.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Shifts and rota

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    March 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Train driver

    • £55,500 per year, working a 35 hour week
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Paid breaks
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    March 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.89 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Hours rota system.

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    February 2020
  • 3.6/10

    Driver

    • £16.38 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    February 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.90 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. No paid breaks
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    February 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.60 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    Easy money

    Worst thing

    Thankless

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    January 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.60 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Physically easy

    Worst thing

    Mentally very hard

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    January 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Bus driver

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Enough training
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    love driving

    Worst thing

    passangers and cash handling

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    December 2019
  • 6.8/10

    Lead driver

    • Manages people
    • £11.20 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. No paid breaks
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    December 2019
  • 10.0/10

    Instructor

    • Manages people
    • £53,000 per year, working a 32 hour week
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not stressed
    3. Good for people with caring responsiblities

    Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    November 2019