Driver (Former Employee) – Jesmond, Tyne and Wear – 5 March 2019
Worked for the jesmond depot. Poor management structure. Nobody seems to know what’s going on or how to manage staff. Depot manager is a bully, rings you and pesters you back off the sick before you’re ready. Long hours, poor pay! Rotas are unrealistic so you’re always late for breaks and forced to cut your breaks down as they won’t cover. Pushing drivers hours to the breaking point constantly. Won’t respond to complaints or grievances. Old staff get paid nearly x3 compared to new drivers so new drivers don’t get a rota or ‘line’, have to do the long days and unwanted shifts/routes and don’t move up unless your in the click.
Driver (Former Employee) – Ashington, Northumberland – 27 February 2019
A job that's gone down hill. Your the first to get it in the neck of public to management with no support at all even if its proven your not in the wrong the passenger is still rewarded day/weekly tickets. Your just there to be used as a escape goat when it goes wrong. Terrible shifts and they take full advantage of the domestic driving rules with basic minimum breaks 30min with 5hrs 30mins driving that's if your not late from ridiculous tight rotas and running times. This job had me ill and felt it was the cause of my diabetes from poor break times and missing breaks times.
Bus driver (Former Employee) – Derby, Derbyshire – 19 February 2019
I was employed for 5 years had a nasty accident which wasn’t my fault was off on long term sick i eventually handed my notice in due to getting no support from management and wanting me to attend meetings knowing full well I couldn’t drive (doctors orders) also life/work balance is terrible they expect you to be at their beck and call even on your rest days poor management poor buses and poor attitudes
Business Development (Current Employee) – Arbroath, Angus – 14 January 2019
I live working at Arriva, the MD is so friendly, leads by example and a great source of informationan as he is a mone of information. Staff are encouraged to work towards promotion and the next level of pay.
electrical team leader (Former Employee) – bristol barton hill – 10 January 2019
working withing the train industry is amazing though you shouldn't let the excitement get to head because it is truly a dangerous area to work in.health and safety is paramount.i enjoyed my time at the depot watching rust buckets come in and go out like brand new and being apart of that was really fulfilling. the people i worked with were great.cant fault it
Bus driver (Former Employee) – London – 7 January 2019
I worked for arrival in south London. before you sign in ask few fellow driver. this company is based on bullying management. you will be treated like a slave and if you don't do so they will call you night and day for you to come and do over time. The pay is rubbish. the only good point there is the other drivers. don't let arriva full you, you will get more money anywhere else. don't take there bonus, this is only to keep you hostage one year. and the money advertise is base on overtime(a large amount). other company are recruiting all around London. avoid Arriva even is if it is convenient, you'll regret it. You'll see the turnover of staff is mad. never again. check them out on glass door :-). the worst of them all
Bullying management, rubbish wages, change duty last minute
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 7 January 2019
I worked for arrival in south London. before you sign in ask few fellow driver. this company is based on bullying management. you will be treated like a slave and if you don't do so they will call you night and day for you to come and do over time. The pay is rubbish. the only good point there is the other drivers. don't let arriva full you, you will get more money anywhere else. don't take there bonus, this is only to keep you hostage one year. and the money advertise is base on overtime(a large amount). other company are recruiting all around London. avoid Arriva even is if it is convenient, you'll regret it. You'll see the turnover of staff is mad. never again.
Driver (Former Employee) – Telford, Shropshire – 5 January 2019
Easiest job I’ve ever had, met some cracking people and worked for some brilliant management in Telford, just a shame their members at “supervisor” (laughable) level weren’t trained properly, no people skills and thickest of thick!!! Sad to leave a great company
Bus driver (Former Employee) – Darlington, Durham – 5 January 2019
Management treat you like utter rubbish zero respect they lie and tell the public lies to cover their back and make the drivers look bad long hours unpaid breaks if your short it comes out of your wage if you cash in more they keep it all in all a horrible place to work if they want you out they will find away without fail no matter of the circumstances even if you’ve got cancer nothing matters with them avoid like the plague!
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.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Remote – 31 December 2018
Typical day at work is very busy with lots to do. Have been pushed a lot and encouraged to progress, but this isn't always baked up with management support. A culture of sink or swim at times. The people you work with always have your back.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my worklife with Arriva, from the actual job to the people I have worked with. Having worked with the same bus company for the last 22 years leaving was a very reluctant decision but the relocation required was not something I could manage.