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BEAR Scotland are responsible for managing and maintaining roads in Scotland. They also maintain roads by grass cutting and weed control, road lighting and traffic signal maintenance, and cleaning signs.

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5.4

Rating based on 15 employees who took the Breakroom Quiz

About jobs at Bear Scotland

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Bear Scotland pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    90% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2021 and August 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Bear Scotland get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get sick pay

    Do Bear Scotland pay sick pay?

    Sometimes. Only some people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    50% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Bear Scotland?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Bear Scotland feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Bear Scotland get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Bear Scotland recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

Bear Scotland job reviews

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Lack of tickets for training

    5.5

    Bear Scotland Road worker, May 2024

  • Best thing

    Not hard work

    Worst thing

    Basic Pay rubbish . Some people think they know it all try to boss you around when it’s not there job to be your boss

    3.5

    Bear Scotland Employee, April 2022