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Go-Ahead Group Reviews

Updated Feb 6, 2020

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3.2
60%
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Go-Ahead Group Group Chief Executive David Brown
David Brown
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "free travel, social life, sports friendship(in 7 reviews)

  • "You get free travel around London on buses and tube(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No social life , family life or routine(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Super company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Go-Ahead Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Autonomy to run the business

    Cons

    Lacking international experience when bidding for work

    Go-Ahead Group2020-01-29
  2. "Bus driver for over 1 year"

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    Current Employee - Professional Bus Driver in Poole, England

    I have been working at Go-Ahead Group full-time

    Pros

    Secure, regular income. You have the option of being trained and paying back cost over 3 years so no initial outlay for PCV licence. Career progression options available. Working on your own travelling throughout the day rather than being stuck in an office.

    Cons

    No routine. Every week you have to adapt to starting early/in the middle of the day or late in the afternoon that changes every week. No social life due to random days off during the week that change. Rarely see your children because of this as well. No extra pay for working overtime, weekends and bank holidays. No pay when sick. Poor starting pay near minimum wage, 3 years to wait until you are on full pay. Often say they offer flexible hours when looking for staff but make it very hard for you to decrease hours once employed

    Go-Ahead Group2020-02-07
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  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Professional Bus Driver in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages ok, understanding management and good benefits.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, a lot of traffic when pick hour so you always late...

    Go-Ahead Group2020-01-18
  5. "Still optimistic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Go-Ahead Group full-time

    Pros

    Additional training opportunities plentiful Great promotion opportunities Quality of similar people in the role very high

    Cons

    No communications Hierarchy afraid to make decisions (Board) Verbal communications forgotten as soon as the conversation finishes Lack of Irish knowledge Hard workers dogged, lazy workers left alone, so not to cause a fuss Hi Vis vests locked in Fort Knox

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    Go-Ahead Group2020-01-29
  6. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent wages and nice employees/employers.

    Cons

    Long days working. Could do with more Work Life Balance.

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    Go-Ahead Group2020-01-28
  7. "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Driving the new busses - A lot of technology - overtime even when one min late

    Cons

    - Long hours - Spare driver for up to 2 years - finishing late -

    Go-Ahead Group2019-12-20
  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Go-Ahead Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    loads of opportunities to shine

    Cons

    No negative feed back about the company

    Go-Ahead Group2019-12-03
  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Professional Bus Driver 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company good buses also

    Cons

    Doing shift duties...esp the early duties

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    Go-Ahead Group2019-11-28
  10. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Go-Ahead Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you meet are nice

    Cons

    The management could do with some improvements

    Go-Ahead Group2019-11-13
  11. "A graduate scheme where your personal development is the most important aspect."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Go-Ahead Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is always on the forefront in terms of innovation and reducing their environmental impact.

    Cons

    You can feel isolated from the other operating companies within the group but this is expected in such a large company spread over the UK.

    Go-Ahead Group2019-10-29

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