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6.4/10

Arriva job reviews

104 Arriva employees have had their jobs rated on Breakroom.

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  • Best thing

    I find it easy to do the actual work

    Worst thing

    My manager

    Fitter, November 2020

    • £14.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    5.8/10
  • Best thing

    I enjoy it

    Worst thing

    Rotating shifts

    Chargehand, November 2020

    • Manages people
    • £16.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    7.0/10
  • Best thing

    Not being micro managed
    Get to drive around and meet new people

    Worst thing

    Social life

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £12.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
    8.0/10
  • Best thing

    Ita a relatively easy job to do.

    Worst thing

    Management don't communicate properly with staff

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £9.25 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
    6.6/10
  • Best thing

    Planning ahead

    Worst thing

    Dealing with unruly passengers

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
    3.8/10
  • Best thing

    Driving and seeing the world (Well, Yorkshire)

    Worst thing

    Passengers and Traffic

    Bus driver, October 2020

    • £15.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    8.4/10
  • Best thing

    Weekly pay, good money

    Worst thing

    Nasty passengers, working long shifts, don't get to see my partner much

    Pcv driver, October 2020

    • £9.84 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
    3.4/10
  • Best thing

    Own boss at times

    Worst thing

    Being lied to about my future and then blaming covid for not following up

    Storekeeper, October 2020

    • £8.81 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
    5.2/10
  • Best thing

    Easy to just get on with your job

    Worst thing

    Counication

    Driver, September 2020

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
    7.9/10
  • Best thing

    Working on my own, driving

    Worst thing

    Sometimes the passengers can be rude

    Bus driver, September 2020

    • £12.64 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    6.1/10
  • Best thing

    Long weekends off

    Worst thing

    Sometimes early starts or late finishes

    Driver, September 2020

    • £11.11 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    7.4/10
  • Best thing

    Variety of shifts and people I work with

    Retail service manager, September 2020

    • Manages people
    • £28,100 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
    10.0/10
  • Best thing

    Full time hours
    Easy to book holiday

    Worst thing

    Stress and bad health

    Bus driver, August 2020

    • £13.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    4.5/10
  • Best thing

    Pay , terms, conditions. Work life balance

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    Train driver, August 2020

    • £64,500 per year, working a 30 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
    10.0/10
  • Best thing

    Weekly pay.

    Worst thing

    Some passengers. Other road users . General

    Bus driver, August 2020

    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    8.4/10
  • Best thing

    Variety

    Worst thing

    Shift times and weekends

    Bus technician, August 2020

    • £20.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    5.2/10
  • 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

    Bus driver, July 2020

    • £12.95 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    5.2/10
  • Best thing

    I get weekends off sometime

    Worst thing

    The shift patterns

    Bus driver, July 2020

    • £11.51 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    5.8/10
  • Best thing

    The driving and pay

    Worst thing

    Pressure and not getting holidays you want.

    Bus driver, July 2020

    • £13.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    6.0/10
  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Occasionally early starts

    Retail service manager, July 2020

    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
    9.5/10
  • Best thing

    Free travel for me and my wife

    Worst thing

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

    Bus driver, July 2020

    • £12.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    4.2/10
  • Best thing

    Free travel

    Worst thing

    Too many to list

    Driver, July 2020

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    2.8/10
  • Best thing

    Pay, local.

    Worst thing

    Dealing with other road users and rude people

    Pcv driver, June 2020

    • £12.37 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    6.3/10
  • Best thing

    Good pay free travel clise to home

    Worst thing

    weekend working inflexible holidays

    Bus driver, June 2020

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    7.4/10
  • Best thing

    Great Rota

    Worst thing

    Listening to people moan

    Duty manager, June 2020

    • Manages people
    • £28,500 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    6.8/10
  • Best thing

    Meeting the public

    Worst thing

    Meeting the public

    Bus driver, May 2020

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    9.4/10
  • Best thing

    Convenient shifts

    Worst thing

    Low pay, poor working conditions.

    Driver, May 2020

    • £13.15 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    5.2/10
  • Best thing

    Rate of pay

    Worst thing

    Unsocialable hours

    Bus driver, May 2020

    • £12.69 per hour
    • More than 3 years experience
    7.8/10
  • Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    The public and traffic

    Psv driver, April 2020

    • £12.69 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    8.3/10
  • 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.

    Relief instructor, April 2020

    • Manages people
    • £15.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    7.0/10
  • Best thing

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

    Worst thing

    The same members of staff getting all the cream.

    Driver, April 2020

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    3.7/10
  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Shifts and rota

    Pcv driver, March 2020

    • £10.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
    8.3/10
  • Best thing

    Physically easy

    Worst thing

    Mentally very hard

    Bus driver, January 2020

    • £10.60 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
    4.6/10
  • Best thing

    love driving

    Worst thing

    passangers and cash handling

    Bus driver, December 2019

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • Less than a year experience
    6.1/10