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3.0
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47%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
Approve of CEO
Manfred Rudhart
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Salary, peers, free travel on network(in 10 reviews)

  • "Easy work, good buses, and uniform(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "if the buses went a little faster the pay was at a good rate I wouldn't mind the rubbish hours and no life out side of work(in 6 reviews)

  • "tight deadlines, complex, long hours(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "advertising"

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Mobile, AL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Arriva Group for more than a year

    Pros

    enjoyment of working in the public domain

    Cons

    management attitudes,towards staff in general

    Advice to Management

    when putting adverts out to the public asking for experienced drivers,and replying there is no vacancies,

    Arriva Group2015-10-17
  2. "excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Head of Policy in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arriva Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good people, good facilities, forward thinking

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Arriva Group2019-05-16
  3. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, industry is interesting, flexibility

    Cons

    37.5 hour contracts instead of 40 hour

    Arriva Group2019-05-09
  4. "It’s a living"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Leeds, England

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    They pay for your bus licence, some decent people there, decent pay for a job with no qualifications required.

    Cons

    Passengers, other road users, internal politics, inspectors/managers working against drivers,

    Arriva Group2019-04-30
  5. "Bus driver"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Darlington, North East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Easy work, good buses, and uniform

    Cons

    Constant moaning about who got what on a rota.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a rota stop changing it

    Arriva Group2019-04-26
  6. "Vast Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arriva Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Good variety of roles across group - Great Head Office - Excellent Colleagues

    Cons

    - Matrix management structure can lead to risk averse culture

    Arriva Group2019-04-22
  7. "Safety Business Partner"

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    Former Employee - Safety Business Partner in York, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arriva Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good team spirit at level I worked at.

    Cons

    Some Senior Management lacked industry knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within to encourage individual well being

    Arriva Group2019-03-27
  8. "Bus Driver"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Blyth, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great Pay. Great Staff Onsite parking

    Cons

    Unsociable hours Weekend work Long shifts.

    Arriva Group2019-03-11
  9. "Hot and cold"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Train Driver in New Cross, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time

    Pros

    Co workers are sociable and friendly.

    Cons

    Training is assessed depending on who the manager is. Some will pass with a manager, and fail with a different manager based on the same error made.

    Advice to Management

    More rigid assessment, fair for all trainees. Not based on who assessed you!

    Arriva Group2019-03-01
  10. "Lee's job"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good friendly place to work

    Cons

    Bus break downs lots of traffic

    Advice to Management

    New buses be nice

    Arriva Group2019-02-13
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