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Arriva Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
11 Reviews
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David R. Martin
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  1.  

    Avoid, Stay on the dole or find a different employer...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva

    Pros

    There are none which concern Arriva. However, TfL will give you a staff pass for free travel in London.

    Cons

    Management will harrass, bully, intimidate and give disiplinaries for the most trivial of events, iBus controllers will talk to you like excrement. New drivers start on £9.30 ph, one of the lowest rates in London for PCV driver!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lot need to wake up to the frontline staff's concerns and start listening and working with us instead of smashing us round the head with your rule book. Have you not noticed the low moral of your staff?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I love my job, the public are amazing, it's what you make of them xx

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Tamworth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Tamworth, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay isn't too bad, love the banter at work, at a point in the company where I am being acknowledged for my communication skills and and work with the community so am getting extra opportunities as a result. Also have two NVQ's which the company supported.

    Cons

    Mostly the shift patterns, would not have been able to manage had my children been young, the hours can be long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember we have lives and families outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people and great company with the scope to do 'something different'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The sky is the limit regarding ideas

    Cons

    decisions can be complicated and slow, which is expected in such a large organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    lifetime experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relief Traffic Supervisor in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Relief Traffic Supervisor in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    promotion prospects are good, chance for placements abroad

    Cons

    time off can be limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication between management and staff needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    not bad to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Bus Driver in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Professional Bus Driver in Guildford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    some shifts are to long and sometimes not enough time between shifts

    Cons

    good pay and hoildays good

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pcv Driver in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pcv Driver in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the colleague's who support me when I need it,and rib when I don't ,the management who get the best out of me.

    Cons

    the only drawback sometimes is the early morning starts and a cold bus to sit on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    has been an enjoyable one. has its ups and downs. needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pcv Driver in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pcv Driver in Middlesbrough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    meeting different members of the public, job security, love driving. being out and about rather then stuck in doors.

    Cons

    have no social life. find it hard to balance work life and family life. feel you dont have much support from management, you are just a number to them. no job safety (meaning you are left on your own, if you encounter someone violent there are no inspectors about in the evening to help you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think should get more benefits when working weekends and bank holidays. would like to be appriciated more. would like more training so if wish to pursue into management would have neccesary experience for the role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    going down hill fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Controller in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    WAS a great company to work for.

    Cons

    too many very bad people with a title, they call them managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sort out the day for day running and reduce the amount of managers that just turn up and BULLY the staff but when asked for advice, have to go to this meeting or another.
    The CEO should get out and see the day to day staff, not the ones that have been cherry picked !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior drivers are no longer wanted.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bus pass and nominee bus pass. Weekly wages. Christmas bonus.

    Cons

    New drivers are on a lower rate, so any silly reason and you can be sacked, management are crap, no respect for drivers, the standarts we had 6 years ago are gone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start respecting drivers and also senior drivers, they are the driving force behind your profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stressful and fraught, no sleep and crazy shifts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Guildford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Money for the Job
    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    Management were oblivious to Staff Concerns
    You were disciplined at the drop of a hat
    To get anywhere near justice you had to fight
    Union reps were worse than useless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your staff than you ever did to your passengers
    Get off your backsides and get out at least once a week to do a driving shift, see it from the other side

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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