Arriva Group Reviews

Updated 19 Jul 2020

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3.2
55%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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Arriva Group CEO Manfred Rudhart (no image)
Manfred Rudhart
30 Ratings
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  • "ridiculously low pay, Buses not fit for purpose, cold(in 9 reviews)

  • "tight deadlines, complex, long hours(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Bus Driver in Dartford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time

    Pros

    Most of the time able to swap around duties and holidays to suit me

    Cons

    Some duties very early and some very late

  2. "Its a job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Wrexham, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arriva Group full-time

    Pros

    Weekly pay Free bus travel In the main, the buses are good to drive

    Cons

    Poor management Awful shifts Do not care about employees


  3. "Great benefits"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Station Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arriva Group part-time

    Pros

    Good pay Great benefits Nice place to work

    Cons

    Shift work Not flexible Can be frustrating to seek management help

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  4. "Flexible working but Arriva doesn't provided any type of training."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in North Sunderland, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arriva Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible and easy transport connections

    Cons

    Very slow career progression, no training and there isn't a career development program.

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  5. "Employs people to drive busses"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arriva Group full-time

    Pros

    You stay dry while working. coffee machine only costs 25p per cup

    Cons

    No car parking allowed at Guildford depot. (pushbikes and motorbikes excepted)

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  6. "Not Bad"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Crewe, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, good hours, pension

    Cons

    not bad, can be disorganised at times

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for retirement job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fitter in Eastleigh, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shifts 4 on 4 off

    Cons

    Can be intense on nights

  8. "Mediocre at Best!"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Accepting of newcomers to the public transport world.

    Cons

    Mired in poor change management dressed up as Transformation. Huge Head Office function. Modest wages.

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  9. "Bus driver"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arriva Group

    Pros

    It gives an opportunity to serve the travelling public an personal job security

    Cons

    Great place to work, family orinented

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  10. "Good with the bad"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Driver 

    I have been working at Arriva Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good if you hey on early rota

    Cons

    Pays terrible for what your doing

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