Arriva Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
16 Reviews
3.0
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Thank God the Austrian Bundesbus bought them!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Guildford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Guildford, England (UK)

    I worked at Arriva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money and overtime was the best pro

    Cons

    the management and how they treated their staff, especially assuming you are always in the wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your tail ends, get out on the road at least once a month do a shift driving, see what your drivers put up with, and not just a short shift or day shift, do a long shift, a night shift, really find out out what your drivers go through!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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'

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    • 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 an 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.  

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

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    • 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
  6.  

    lifetime experience

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    • 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
  7.  

    very enjoyable

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    • 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.  

    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
  9.  

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

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    • 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
  10.  

    going down hill fast

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    • 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
  11.  

    Arriva gets rid of expriance Staff for Cheap New Staff

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Non as longer your service as more they want to get rid of you

    Cons

    Everything managers take a dislike to you you might as well lock for another Job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so mean and support your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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