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  • Best thing

    Im my own boss

    Worst thing

    Passengers

    7.4

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    The team work

    Worst thing

    The job is getting watered down so no job security

    5.8

    Employee, August 2021

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  • Best thing

    Only good thing is we get paid weekly, and bebifit from free travel, one pass for employee, and another for someone else who resides in the same household over the age of 18

    Worst thing

    Everything else, bad management, bad facilities, buses are not manitained, and not road worthy, shifts are damaging to health, due to the shift pattern. fatigue is bad, controllas harras drivers, you can't choose your own holidays, can't get time off if needed, you don't get paid sick pay unless you have worked for 3 years in service, your paid a low wage untill you complete 5 years in service, diffrent rates of pay, depending on contract, the union are useless they don't fight for the drivers. During the pandemic, they didn't support drivers, and they withhold information in regards to people who you have been contact with, who have been tested positive. The list is endless, and wouldn't recommend anyone to work there, and if you have a young family I do highly recommend you do not work for arriva, they do not accommodate for family orientated people, when you jokn arriva your life, becomes no longer yours,

    4.0

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    None, would not touch it with a barge pole, but trapped due to other circumstances

    Worst thing

    Management dont give a 4x about staff

    3.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Making decisions for yourself while out on the road and very little paperwork to fill out.

    Worst thing

    The excessive driving hours and long breaks on some shifts. Management not listening to staff.

    5.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The hourly rate of pay pretty decent.

    4.3

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    No shortage of work

    Worst thing

    Treated as a number

    5.3

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    I like working with people customer service.

    Worst thing

    Everyday on the road

    6.1

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Work Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Time constraints
    Poor Communication

    6.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    It not only pays the bills but it also allows you to be on the go on a daily basis that way I don't get bored.

    Worst thing

    Well it's not a family orientated job meaning not Monday to Friday. You don't get time with your family because on shift patterns

    8.9

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Going different places

    Worst thing

    Passengers expect too much and complain about anything

    6.7

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    It pays well

    Worst thing

    People complain call you all sorts of names. can be stressful due to traffic and controllers on your back

    4.2

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Warm office

    Worst thing

    Passengers unruly kids

    6.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Working manly on your own

    Worst thing

    Pressure of driving a bus

    4.6

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Day goes quick...

    Worst thing

    No sick pay

    5.2

    Bus driver, April 2021

  • Worst thing

    Unrealistic driving hours and not no unsociable pay for unsociable hours worked

    4.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Get to drive all day
    Comrade ship

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    4.6

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay, terms and conditions, time off, pension

    Worst thing

    Shift work

    10.0

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The money

    Worst thing

    Long hours and short breaks

    5.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Most of the time it’s a good job

    Worst thing

    Let no shifts

    5.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Work mates

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication from managers

    2.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    OUT ON MY OWN

    Worst thing

    UNSPESIFIED BREAKS

    4.7

    BUSDRIVER, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexible and I enjoyed it

    Worst thing

    Heating not working in winter

    9.5

    Bus driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Money, Freedom, Paid Holidays, Job Security, Managerial support

    Worst thing

    Late finishes followed by early start times

    9.5

    PCV driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Only work about 135 days a year due to shifts.

    9.4

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay, variety, time off.

    Worst thing

    Shift work, pressure to perform well.

    6.8

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    colleagues

    Worst thing

    no help from management

    4.6

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Easiest job you’ve ever done , no taking work home with you

    Worst thing

    Boredom
    Public abuse
    Shift patterns not nice
    Pay not brilliant

    4.0

    Bus driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Free travel

    Worst thing

    Management, hours, rota

    3.1

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Varied days and duties, you get out and about every day.

    Worst thing

    Bad weather can make driving difficult, some passengers are very rude. Breaks can be up to 2 hours in the middle of the shift, break facilities are limited.

    5.5

    Bus driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Easy work, guaranteed hours

    Worst thing

    Long, unpaid breaks, long, unpaid travel time from depot to workplaces

    4.9

    Bus driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Independence. Meeting public. Easy job. Flexible hours and shifts.

    Worst thing

    Very early starts. Very late finishes.

    6.2

    Bus driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Shifts, 4 day week, salary

    10.0

    Train driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    working with the public can be highly amusing

    Worst thing

    Cold weather

    8.0

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Love driving and being on my own to work

    Worst thing

    Early & late starts cold buses abuse of passengers

    3.8

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Fixed shuft pattern

    Worst thing

    Hours of work

    6.2

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Hours and rate of pay

    Worst thing

    Standard of vehicles

    6.3

    Employee, January 2021

  • Worst thing

    Not enough training. Difficult to keep to times. Holidays on a rota. No help with shifts

    3.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Fresh air and you are in charge of your vehicle,every day is different.

    Worst thing

    Cold mornings on icy cold buses,management that do not listen or care

    7.4

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Everyday is different

    Worst thing

    General public

    7.6

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    I enjoy driving for a living as I've done it for the last 30 years

    Worst thing

    Bad management and poor maintenance of buses

    3.1

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Being on your own

    Worst thing

    Long hours, short breaks

    5.8

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    The comradeship & once out driving your virtually your own boss

    Worst thing

    Poorly maintained vehicles & shifts

    3.6

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Freedom to perform without scrutiny

    Worst thing

    Long stints behind the wheel

    3.8

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people all the time

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    5.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Freedom to do my job

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    6.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Regular routes and pay

    Worst thing

    Rude and agressive passengers. Unrealistic timings for runs, lack of management care

    4.3

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Worst thing

    Management, passengers, keeping to time

    7.0

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    My long breaks

    Worst thing

    Poor vehicle maintenance

    5.3

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Good camaraderie

    Worst thing

    Long hours, abuse from the general public and other road users

    6.0

    Bus driver, December 2020