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First Bus job reviews

87 First Bus employees have had their jobs rated on Breakroom.

See what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

  • 4.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Weekly pay

    Worst thing

    Constant different shifts hard to get a routine

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    September 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Operations supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £13.17 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
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    September 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Driver

    • £12.61 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Enough training
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Driving

    Worst thing

    Driving

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    September 2020
  • 3.1/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.66 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Hard to take sick leave
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Long weekends.

    Worst thing

    10 hours between shifts.

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    September 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Fitter

    • £17.42 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Pay okay

    Worst thing

    Poor management

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    August 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Driver

    • £11.40 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Effectively your own boss. Few people to answer to and no targets to meet

    Worst thing

    Unable to control things like traffic conditions and other customer actions.

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    August 2020
  • 8.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Holidays

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    August 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Not sat at a desk

    Worst thing

    Other road users

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    August 2020
  • 4.8/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Driving

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours and irate passengers

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    August 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Transporting people from one place to another

    Worst thing

    Traffic

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    August 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.10 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    August 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.01 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    August 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Driver

    • £10.88 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Not stressed
    3. One week notice of their shifts
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    August 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Driver

    • £10.80 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    August 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Driver

    • £11.81 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Paid breaks
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    August 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Driver

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    August 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Driver

    • £11.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    August 2020
  • 9.0/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. Safe workplace

    Best thing

    Being my own boss out on the road, having plenty of overtime if I want it, treated with respect and decency

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    July 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Nightshift engineer

    • Manages people
    • £16.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice

    Best thing

    Good comrades
    Good holidays
    Pension
    Life insurance
    Progression

    Worst thing

    Working nights
    Lack of support from other shifts
    Dirty job

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    July 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.40 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    July 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Driver

    • £12.24 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. No paid breaks
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    July 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    driving interacting with people

    Worst thing

    unsocial hours

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    July 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    July 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Busdriver

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Work mates. Drivers.

    Worst thing

    To many driving hours.

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    July 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Engineer

    • £14.51 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Not enough training
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    July 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Engineer

    • £10.15 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. No paid breaks

    Worst thing

    Management. Environment

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    July 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Driver

    • £10.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Enough training
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    People

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    July 2020
  • 4.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.42 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Hard to take sick leave

    Best thing

    people I meet

    Worst thing

    the long hours

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    July 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Driver

    • £11.55 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. One week notice of their shifts
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Worst thing

    to long working day

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    July 2020
  • 2.7/10

    Driver

    • £11.52 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not enough training
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. No paid breaks

    Worst thing

    Lack of support

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    July 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Driver

    • £12.33 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Hard to take sick leave
    3. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
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    July 2020
  • 3.1/10

    Driver

    • £11.74 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Stressed
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Finishing time

    Worst thing

    Dealing with the public

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    July 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Your own boss

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    July 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Driver

    • £11.73 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Traffic roadworks

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    July 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Working lots of extra hours
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Driving

    Worst thing

    Shifts and unsocial hours

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    July 2020
  • 9.5/10

    Delay repay agent

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Proper sick pay

    Best thing

    how friendly and helpful everyone is

    Worst thing

    travel

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    July 2020
  • 4.2/10

    Driver

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Hard to take sick leave
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    July 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.40 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    4 day rota

    Worst thing

    Being attacked

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    June 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.49 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    June 2020
  • 8.0/10

    Driver

    • £10.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    comradeship

    Worst thing

    constant monitoring

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    June 2020
  • 9.5/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Treated with respect
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    June 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Driver

    • £10.75 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Not enough training
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Colleagues. Flexibility with duty allocator.

    Worst thing

    Management, state of buses, length of time in the driving seat

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    June 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Driver

    • £12.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts
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    June 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Driver

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    3. Not enough training
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    June 2020
  • 3.7/10

    Driver

    • £9.82 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    June 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Driver

    • £12.33 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Unsafe workplace

    Best thing

    Meeting people

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    May 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.75 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Recommends their team
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Left to get on with it

    Worst thing

    Early starts

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    May 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Shunter

    • £9.28 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    May 2020
  • 9.5/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.93 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Get proper breaks
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    May 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Driver

    • Manages people
    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Don’t get proper breaks
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    May 2020