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6.2

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  • Best thing

    Work colleagues

    Worst thing

    Dealing with public

    7.0

    Driver, January 2021

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

    all equipment needed is provided except hand tools

    Worst thing

    canteen food is lousy

    6.6

    Mechanical engineer, January 2021

    • Β£14.58 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    People you work with

    Worst thing

    Uncertain hours and lack of respect from management

    2.6

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • Β£10.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Management.Poor dirty old buses.Long working hours.No time for yourself and family.Not much time between shift to get rest/sleep.

    4.9

    Bus driver, January 2021

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

    Do your job no one bothers you

    Worst thing

    Some members of the public

    8.5

    Bus driver, January 2021

    • Β£12.43 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Great pay and shifts

    Worst thing

    Poor managment

    8.5

    Electrical engineer, December 2020

    • Β£14.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Customers and colleagues

    Worst thing

    Long shifts

    5.0

    Bus driver, December 2020

    • Β£10.81 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Most of the passengers are ok regular hours and pay

    Worst thing

    Heavy traffic timetables rude people

    6.8

    Bus driver, December 2020

    • Β£12.48 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    You get left alone

    Worst thing

    The public

    5.2

    Bus driver, December 2020

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

    Freedom, working closely with managers and discussions with schedulers.

    Worst thing

    The higher ups occasionally don't listen to us with issues regarding timetables or route hazards

    9.0

    Driver, November 2020

    • Β£10.75 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The freinds you make with other drivers

    Worst thing

    As if the bosses dont listen to what we have to say

    3.7

    Bus Driver, November 2020

    • Β£12.35 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Every day is different. You can be supervising or driving.

    Worst thing

    Not always achieving the targets for the day

    7.8

    Deputy Relief Operations Supervisor, November 2020

    • Manages people
    • Β£11.80 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Stability

    Worst thing

    Uneducated management protecting recruited uneducated buddies who lie to protect uneducated management

    4.8

    Electrician, November 2020

    • Β£24,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The pay is pretty good

    Worst thing

    At this moment hours of work,shift patterns, and managers

    7.0

    Driver, November 2020

    • Β£13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Having to concentrate 24/7
    Not doing the hours according to contract

    7.0

    Bus driver, November 2020

    • Β£10.73 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Consistency of work. Predictability of work.

    Worst thing

    You have to work long hours for half decent earnings. Especially when being a single parent and the of source of income.

    5.5

    Driver, November 2020

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

    The rapport amongst drivers

    Worst thing

    Company always looking for ways to intimidate staff and sack drivers

    5.5

    Bus Driver, November 2020

    • Β£10.40 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The long weekends

    Worst thing

    High workloads, lack of support from colleagues

    5.2

    Operations supervisor, October 2020

    • Manages people
    • Β£29,600 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Practically your own boss

    Worst thing

    Cranky customers

    6.3

    Bus driver, October 2020

    • Β£11.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Good pay, friendly colleagues

    Worst thing

    General public not having understanding or compassion, last minute shift changes

    5.5

    Bus driver, October 2020

    • Β£11.60 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • 1–3 years experience
  • Best thing

    The team
    Overall job

    Worst thing

    Shifts
    Lack of communication

    10.0

    Engineer, October 2020

    • Β£14.20 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    Driving and working with the public

    Worst thing

    constantly under scrutiny from management

    3.4

    Bus driver, October 2020

    • Β£12.35 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Worst thing

    Management,the way senior management run the business.

    3.5

    Bus driver, October 2020

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

    Weekly pay

    Worst thing

    Constant different shifts hard to get a routine

    4.4

    Bus driver, September 2020

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

    Long weekends.

    Worst thing

    10 hours between shifts.

    3.1

    Bus driver, September 2020

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

    6.6

    Driver, August 2020

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

    Not sat at a desk

    Worst thing

    Other road users

    3.4

    Bus driver, August 2020

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

    Driving

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours and irate passengers

    4.8

    Bus driver, August 2020

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

    Transporting people from one place to another

    Worst thing

    Traffic

    8.8

    Bus driver, August 2020

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

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

    9.0

    Bus driver, July 2020

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

    Good comrades
    Good holidays
    Pension
    Life insurance
    Progression

    Worst thing

    Working nights
    Lack of support from other shifts
    Dirty job

    8.1

    Nightshift engineer, July 2020

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

    driving interacting with people

    Worst thing

    unsocial hours

    7.8

    Bus driver, July 2020

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

    Work mates. Drivers.

    Worst thing

    To many driving hours.

    4.2

    Busdriver, July 2020

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

    people I meet

    Worst thing

    the long hours

    4.4

    Bus driver, July 2020

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

    Finishing time

    Worst thing

    Dealing with the public

    3.1

    Driver, July 2020

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

    Driving

    Worst thing

    Shifts and unsocial hours

    4.2

    Bus driver, July 2020

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

    how friendly and helpful everyone is

    Worst thing

    travel

    9.5

    Delay repay agent, July 2020

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

    4 day rota

    Worst thing

    Being attacked

    4.9

    Bus driver, June 2020

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

    Colleagues. Flexibility with duty allocator.

    Worst thing

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

    5.5

    Driver, June 2020

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

    Left to get on with it

    Worst thing

    Early starts

    8.9

    Bus driver, May 2020

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

    Driving. Easy enough.

    Worst thing

    Waiting 5 years to get top pay rate.

    7.8

    Bus driver, April 2020

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

    3.1

    Supervisor, April 2020

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

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Your just a number

    2.8

    Bus driver, March 2020

    • Β£11.28 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience
  • Best thing

    My job is generally good,

    Worst thing

    People who feel entitled

    6.8

    Bus driver, March 2020

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

    People you work with

    Worst thing

    Running times. The way the public speak to you.

    4.2

    Bus driver, March 2020

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

    Being out on the road

    Worst thing

    The pay

    5.5

    Bus Driver, March 2020

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

    Every day is different

    Worst thing

    Just a number

    5.2

    Bus driver, March 2020

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