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Stressful and fraught, no sleep and crazy shifts

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  • 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 for 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

16 Other Employee Reviews for Arriva (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Interesting and lively

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The salary, pension scheme, sick benefits and free family travel

    Cons

    Shiftwork, politics within company, bad management in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your drivers more and do more to boost morale in the company

  2.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
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