Bus driver at Cardiff Bus

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

7 workers in this role at Cardiff Bus have taken the survey.

How much does Cardiff Bus pay bus drivers?

Bus driver at Cardiff Bus
£9.83–10.73
Typical range
£9.52–13.50

Bus driver employees at Cardiff Bus are typically paid £9.83–10.73 an hour, based on data from 7 employees.

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What is management like for bus driver employees at Cardiff Bus?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do bus drivers think Cardiff Bus 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

    100% 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 7 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.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do bus drivers at Cardiff Bus feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    83% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    loved driving and interaction with passemgerd

    Worst thing

    Hardly any management backing.

    8.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

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What are the hours like for bus driver employees at Cardiff Bus?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do bus drivers at Cardiff Bus 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.

Not great
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Cardiff Bus managers change bus drivers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 7 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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for bus drivers to take sick leave at Cardiff Bus?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    57% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do bus drivers get of their shift pattern at Cardiff Bus?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 14% report getting one week notice or less
    • 14% report getting two weeks notice
    • 14% report getting three weeks notice
    • 43% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 14% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do bus drivers at Cardiff Bus do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 7 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 Cardiff Bus worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    57% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 7 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for bus drivers to book a holiday at Cardiff Bus?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    86% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 7 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 get proper breaks

    Do bus drivers at Cardiff Bus get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 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.

What is career progression like for bus drivers at Cardiff Bus?

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  • No career progression

    Are bus drivers given support to progress at Cardiff Bus?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 86% 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 7 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.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do bus drivers get enough training when they start at Cardiff Bus?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    100% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 7 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 Cardiff Bus

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  • Best thing

    Being my own boss

    Worst thing

    Management

    5.3

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    loved driving and interaction with passemgerd

    Worst thing

    Hardly any management backing.

    8.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting public

    Worst thing

    Roads getting dangerous

    4.7

    Driver, October 2020

How Cardiff Bus ranks

Cardiff Bus ranks joint 10th to work for in bus or coach driver employers

  1. 10= Blackpool Transport
    5.9
  2. 10= Cardiff Bus
    5.9
  3. 10= Go Ahead London
    5.9