Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Northfleet – 1 January 2019
Working for Arriva southern counties has helped me understand the bus industry more, the health and safety side for instance. Very strict on health and safety. Working with colleagues in a friendly environment everyone is there to help.
Driver, driving instructor and Mentor (Former Employee) – Guildford, Surrey – 12 September 2018
good environment to work. go to work doing what you were trained to do and then come home .Fellow colleagues are friendly and accommodating. good scope for over time if wanted. Professional people doing a professional career.
Bus driver (Current Employee) – Hertfordshire – 15 April 2018
The job it's self is ok . It's everything else that goes with it. Slow buses rubbish pay.the shifts are everything from 4.30 starts to 12.30 midnight finishes . You don't get a life and never see your family.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Southend, Essex – 3 February 2018
The best part of the day is when I actually am out there with the bus picking up the customer. I still love this job because of the interaction with many many great people that recognise what I do, plus, the hand full of Drivers that really have a positive a polite attitude among the staff in the Southend-on Sea garage. All the rest is a struggle with filthy busses that only get clean every 6 months (only floors get mopped at night), majority of drivers that have poor or no manner, duty management that make favouritism and operation manager that keeps changing every 3 months. I do only hope that the right people at Arriva would seriously investigate this "filthy pond" full of fat fish that have just about ruined everything
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Surrey – 30 January 2018
Driving isn't for everyone and being a bus driver with Arriva means that, at times you can be behind the wheel for up to five and a half hours before you get a break. I work a four day shift pattern which means days being over twelve hours in work and driving in rush hour traffic in populated areas such as Guildford, Woking and Camberley. On the plus side of working a four day week shift pattern, I quite often get 6 rest days together (much needed!!) Passengers can often be rude and obnoxious
Facilities and Cleaning Manager (Current Employee) – Harlow/Ware – 30 August 2017
Working at Arriva has been challenging but rewarding, getting Depots upto there full potential on Health & Safety and Environmental and hopefully get them through Audits, the Management team that im under are pleasant and trustworthy people but find it a shame that people above them are not quite as pleasant or trustworthy but feel you get this in most Bus related companies. I know that my boss appreciates what I do and I don't expect him to tell me all the time but I just know.
Auto Electrician apprentice (Former Employee) – Dartford, Kent – 2 July 2017
Apprenticeship in general is very good. The college you attend is state of the art with reliable and experienced tutors to help you along the way. The management at arriva could do with a few more courses on how to interact with your employees.