Bus driver at Borders Buses

People in this role may also be known as bus and coach drivers.

6 workers in this role at Borders Buses have taken the survey.

How much does Borders Buses pay bus drivers?

Bus driver at Borders Buses
£10.00–10.91
Typical range
£9.50–13.50

Bus driver employees at Borders Buses are typically paid £10.00–10.91 an hour, based on data from 6 employees.

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What is management like for bus driver employees at Borders Buses?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do bus drivers think Borders Buses head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    80% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Not great
  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do bus drivers at Borders Buses feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

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What are the hours like for bus driver employees at Borders Buses?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do bus drivers at Borders Buses get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    83% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 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 bus drivers shifts at short notice?

    Managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    83% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 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.

Not great
  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do bus drivers at Borders Buses get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do bus drivers 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

    • 50% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 33% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 6 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
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    67% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 6 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.

Excellent
  • No unpaid extra work

    Do bus drivers 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

    83% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 6 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 bus drivers at Borders Buses worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    83% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 6 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.

What is career progression like for bus drivers at Borders Buses?

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  • No career progression

    Are bus drivers given support to progress at Borders Buses?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 83% 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 6 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.

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  • Not enough training

    Do bus drivers get enough training when they start at Borders Buses?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    67% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from bus drivers at Borders Buses

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  • Best thing

    Working on your own

    Worst thing

    Management

    2.9

    Employee, December 2020

How Borders Buses ranks

Borders Buses ranks joint 18th to work for in bus or coach driver employers

  1. 16= First Bus
    5.5
  2. 18= Borders Buses
    5.3
  3. 18= Transdev
    5.3