Arriva Reviews

Updated 22 June 2014
Updated 22 June 2014
15 Reviews

3.1
15 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
David R. Martin
9 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Great people and great company with the scope to do 'something different'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arriva full-time for less than a 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
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    lifetime experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    very enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  9.  

    going down hill fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  10.  

    Arriva gets rid of expriance Staff for Cheap New Staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  11.  

    Arriva (Midlands) treated me extremely poorly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Leicester, England (UK)

    I worked at Arriva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    extra 10 days of holiday I earn't through loyalty, other than that it's very difficult to remember anything else good apart from the people I worked with

    Cons

    Dealing with an Ops Director that regularly lied, promised the earth then denied what he said, and together with the MD set about destroying the network, selling depots and dropping wages for their own bonuses. Destabilizing the company by allowing competitors to grow handing them established routes. As a GM my comparable wage to other Arriva op cos was rubbish and without my OWN car would have been unable to complete my duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep to your word and value your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for Arriva? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.