5.2

Borders Buses

What it’s like working at Borders Buses

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do Borders Buses workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    People don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    90% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Borders Buses managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    90% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Borders Buses get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Borders Buses pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    100% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at Borders Buses?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 90% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Borders Buses recommend working with their team?

    Very few people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Not great
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Borders Buses?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 40% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% report getting two weeks notice
    • 10% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Borders Buses is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    50% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Borders Buses?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Borders Buses pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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 Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid minimum wage

    Does Borders Buses pay minimum wage?

    Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Borders Buses do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at Borders Buses worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    80% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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How Borders Buses ranks

Borders Buses ranks 53rd to work for in public transport provider employers

  1. 51= Trentbarton
    5.3
  2. 53 Borders Buses
    5.2
  3. 54 Diamond Bus
    2.6

Pay ranges at Borders Buses

  1. £9.52–10.78 per hour

Borders Buses job reviews

  • Best thing

    Working on your own

    Worst thing

    Management

    2.9

    Employee, December 2020

About

Borders Buses is a bus operator. They run routes across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Cumbria, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

bordersbuses.co.uk

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

40% report getting one week notice or less
10% report getting two weeks notice
10% report getting three weeks notice
40% report getting four weeks notice or more

Based on 10 employees

What contracts are people on?

Full time 80% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 10 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 10 employees

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