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Best bus company to work for

If you’re looking for hourly work with the opportunity to work with the public, a job as a bus driver might be for you.

However, there are quite a few different types of jobs that you can have working in a bus company. Some involve working with your hands, some involve driving and some involve customer service.

Interested to learn more about bus jobs? Here’s what we’ll be covering:

First things first: let’s look at Breakroom Ratings for bus companies, going from best to worst.

What is the Breakroom Rating? This is a measure used to determine whether a job is good or bad.

The Breakroom Rating is powered by workers telling us what their jobs are like through our job comparison survey.

Now you’ve seen what workers at bus companies think of their employers, lets explore bus jobs a little further.

Best bus companies to work for in the UK

  1. 1

    Greater Anglia

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    8.7/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Freedom. Treated as an adult.

    Conductor instructor, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Trying to book your own holiday

    Conductor, September 2020

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at Greater Anglia

  2. 2

    Translink

    Breakroom Rating based on 6 job reviews

    8.3/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t feel stressed here

      Excellent
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Challenging and rewarding.

    Technical engineer, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Dealing with problems if they arise.

    Bus driver, August 2020

    See what 6 people said
    about jobs at Translink

  3. 3

    Nottingham City Transport

    Breakroom Rating based on 6 job reviews

    7.9/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

      Good
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent

    Best thing

    onces on the road your left alone, paid breaks

    Worst thing

    set holidays

    Bus driver, July 2020

    See what 6 people said
    about jobs at Nottingham City Transport

  4. 4

    Transport for London

    Breakroom Rating based on 20 job reviews

    7.8/10
    What is this?
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent

    Best thing

    In control

    Service controller, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Shift work, loneliness

    Train driver, August 2020

    See what 20 people said
    about jobs at Transport for London

  5. 5

    Brighton & Hove Buses

    Breakroom Rating based on 8 job reviews

    7.3/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent

    Best thing

    I get out and about and meet people from all walks of life.
    I feel the pay is ok

    Bus driver, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Abuse and stress from driving all day

    Driver, July 2020

    See what 8 people said
    about jobs at Brighton & Hove Buses

  6. 6

    Lothian Buses

    Breakroom Rating based on 13 job reviews

    7.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    The variety

    Bus driver, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Shift times and lengths

    Pcv driver, July 2020

    See what 13 people said
    about jobs at Lothian Buses

  7. 7

    National Express

    Breakroom Rating based on 18 job reviews

    6.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people find it hard to change shifts

      Not great

    Best thing

    Meeting people

    Coach driver, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Hours, pay, bonus lost for no reason

    Coach driver, April 2020

    See what 18 people said
    about jobs at National Express

  8. 8

    Arriva

    Breakroom Rating based on 72 job reviews

    6.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    Great Rota

    Duty manager, June 2020

    Worst thing

    The public and traffic

    Psv driver, April 2020

    See what 72 people said
    about jobs at Arriva

  9. 9

    Go North East

    Breakroom Rating based on 22 job reviews

    6.3/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    Driving buses & great colleagues

    Driver, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Some of the routes are more challenging with parked cars for example

    Pcv driver, August 2020

    See what 22 people said
    about jobs at Go North East

  10. 10=

    First Bus

    Breakroom Rating based on 87 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    Colleagues. Flexibility with duty allocator.

    Driver, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Waiting 5 years to get top pay rate.

    Bus driver, April 2020

    See what 87 people said
    about jobs at First Bus

  11. 10=

    Go Ahead London

    Breakroom Rating based on 10 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • People find it easy to change shifts

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

      Not great

    Best thing

    Not being stuck indoors

    Worst thing

    Shift work

    Bus driver, December 2019

    See what 10 people said
    about jobs at Go Ahead London

  12. 10=

    Stagecoach

    Breakroom Rating based on 109 job reviews

    6.1/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people find it hard to change shifts

      Not great

    Best thing

    I get paid each week for no stress

    Bus driver, June 2020

    Worst thing

    Passengers can be aggressive at times.
    Unrealistic running times for buses.
    Shifts are very unsociable.

    Pcv driver, August 2020

    See what 109 people said
    about jobs at Stagecoach

  13. 13

    easyJet

    Breakroom Rating based on 7 job reviews

    5.3/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

      Good
    • Most people don’t get proper breaks

      Not great

    Best thing

    Always loved flying, best career in the world.

    Captain, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Shift work

    Cabin crew, August 2020

    See what 7 people said
    about jobs at easyJet

  14. 14=

    Go North West

    Breakroom Rating based on 6 job reviews

    4.4/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • People don't get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Bad

    Best thing

    Other drivers and inspectors I work with

    Worst thing

    Dealing with the public. Some of the managers

    Pcv driver, June 2020

    See what 6 people said
    about jobs at Go North West

  15. 14=

    Metroline

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    4.4/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Bad

    Best thing

    Helping others
    Making a difference in public service
    Extra weekend pay
    Free travel

    Driver, May 2020

    Worst thing

    Shift change early to late every other week

    Driver, April 2020

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at Metroline

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