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53 First Bus employees have compared their jobs on Breakroom. Find out what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

  • 4.6/10

    Bus driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    people I meet

    Worst thing

    the long hours

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    July 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    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
  • 5.2/10

    Driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Stressed
    3. Bad for people with caring responsibilities
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    July 2020
  • 3.3/10

    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. Working lots of extra hours
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Finishing time

    Worst thing

    Dealing with the public

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    July 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Bus driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Your own boss

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    July 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Traffic roadworks

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    July 2020
  • 3.8/10

    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. Doesn’t recommend their team
    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
  • 4.5/10

    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. No paid breaks
    3. Stressed
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    July 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.40 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. Stressed
    3. Unsafe workplace

    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
  • 7.9/10

    Driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    comradeship

    Worst thing

    constant monitoring

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    June 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Bus driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. No unpaid extra work
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    June 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Minimum sick pay

    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
  • 7.0/10

    Staff manager

    • Manages people
    • £38,600 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Paid breaks
    3. Not enough training
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    June 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Not enough training
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    June 2020
  • 3.3/10

    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. Not enough training
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    June 2020
  • 4.2/10

    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. No paid breaks
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Meeting people

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    May 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Bus driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Safe workplace
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Left to get on with it

    Worst thing

    Early starts

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    May 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Shunter

    • £9.28 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 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. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    May 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Bus driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Proper sick pay
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    May 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Bus driver

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

    What they say about their job

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

    Best thing

    Driving. Easy enough.

    Worst thing

    Waiting 5 years to get top pay rate.

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    April 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Doing unpaid extra work
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    April 2020
  • 3.7/10

    Driver

    • £9.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Not treated with respect
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    April 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Bus driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    April 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Shunter

    • £12.42 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. No unpaid extra work
    3. No paid breaks
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    April 2020
  • 2.7/10

    Supervisor

    • Manages people
    • £13.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    2. Don’t get proper breaks
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Providing a bus service to the general public

    Worst thing

    Far too many to list but the biggest 1 would be doing jobs that im not getting paid for and not been appreciated for doing it.

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    April 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Pcv driver

    • £11.00 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 understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    None

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    April 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Bus driver

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

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Stressed
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    April 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.35 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. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    April 2020
  • 8.3/10

    Driver

    • £11.89 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Doing unpaid extra work
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    April 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Bus Driver

    • £9.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Freedom

    Worst thing

    Management

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    April 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Stressed
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    March 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Driver

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    Responsibilities

    Worst thing

    Hours of work

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    March 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.64 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    March 2020
  • 1.9/10

    Bus Driver

    • £21,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not treated with respect
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    March 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.10 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    My job is generally good,

    Worst thing

    People who feel entitled

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    March 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Service personnel

    • £10.02 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Not stressed
    3. Working lots of extra hours

    Best thing

    Hours

    Worst thing

    Low pay

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    March 2020
  • 3.7/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.60 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    March 2020
  • 4.7/10

    Driver

    • £10.10 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. Stressed
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    March 2020
  • 4.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Stressed
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    People you work with

    Worst thing

    Running times. The way the public speak to you.

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    March 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Bus Driver

    • £11.92 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    Being out on the road

    Worst thing

    The pay

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    March 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Bus driver

    • £12.49 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Not treated with respect
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Every day is different

    Worst thing

    Just a number

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    March 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Bus driver

    • £10.71 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts
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    February 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • 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. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    Driving

    Worst thing

    Times

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    February 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Mechanical and electrical engineer

    • £8.21 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Proper sick pay

    Best thing

    Great people to work

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    February 2020
  • 4.0/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.36 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    February 2020
  • 3.1/10

    Driver

    • £11.02 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    January 2020
  • 6.1/10

    PCV driver

    • £11.23 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    December 2019
  • 2.9/10

    Bus driver

    • £11.41 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not treated with respect
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    December 2019