Arriva Group Reviews

Updated 29 Apr 2021

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3.5
66%
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51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Weekly Pay, Free travel in london(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good pay and career development oppourtunities(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very old buses, most of them no heating during winter, breakdowns do happen aften(in 11 reviews)

  • "Long hours, unable to book your own holidays and shift work(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great job

      29 Apr 2021 - Train Driver Instructor in Euston, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well paid, 34 hour working week, interesting, respected and supported by management, decent conditions, good pension scheme, high level of responsibility, opportunity to move into management or training if attracted.

      Cons

      Early morning and late night shift work.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Trainee Train Driver

      15 Mar 2021 - Trainee Train Driver in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of time off. Great perks - national rail discount plus TfL Oyster card and nominee oyster. Pay increase to full driver salary (approx £65k) once qualified.

      Cons

      Training somewhat disorganised, and (as with the whole rail industry) quite outdated and behind the times compared to training at almost every other company I have worked for. But again this is the industry as a whole and not just ARL.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Life with Arriva North West Bus Company

      29 Mar 2021 - Operator-Bus Driver in Birkenhead, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay and conditions plus the pension scheme are first class. Progressive management and very helpful when needed.

      Cons

      Long shifts, but short breaks

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      7 Apr 2021 - Bus Dri 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment and good pay.

      Cons

      Splits shifts - can be long days

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Can’t fault it

      5 Apr 2021 - Bus Mechanic in Derby, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best job I’ve ever had.

      Cons

      No cons to report on.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Very good

      30 Mar 2021 - Payroll Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, good management, enjoyed working there

      Cons

      Lack of training going forward

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      brilliant employer

      27 Mar 2021 - Bus Driver in Brixton, London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      free travel in London Underground and over ground

      Cons

      early shifts and 365 day operation

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awful

      21 Apr 2021 - Human Resources in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None none none none none

      Cons

      Bullying management and awful offices

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      10 Mar 2021 - IT Management 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teamwork, staff wellbeing are all high on the agenda

      Cons

      None to speak of at the moment

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Corrupt management

      28 Mar 2021 - Technician in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Floor level staff are decent

      Cons

      Management, wages, equipment, work place...

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