Arriva

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Arriva Reviews

Updated June 8, 2014
Updated June 8, 2014
16 Reviews
3.0
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall a good company to work for as a bus driver.

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

    I worked at Arriva full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Approachable management, fair and friendly
    - Free travel for you and a nominee (London only)
    - Uniform provided, relaxed style compared to other employers
    - Good rates of pay ( unsociable hours and overtime well compensated )

    Cons

    - Little opportunity for promotion
    - Shift and weekend work
    - Current employees entering service on much lower rates of pay then few years ago.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    Professional Bus Driver

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

    I worked at Arriva full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, professionally run, world class driving training. Strong emphasis on meeting targets for routes.

    Cons

    As a driver you are expected to take reponsibility for a lot more than just driving. Sometimes the drive to meet route targets can push safety considerations and provide a stressful time for drivers who seem to be always the ones who are wrong when in fact on many occassions they are right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treatment of drivers should be more equitable. Controllers of routes desperately need people management skills and an understanding of how important the customer is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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