Stagecoach Bus
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4AM finish, 8 hours work for £11PH.No one knows how to do the job except 1 or 2 people.Management hates cleaners.Have to work 8 nights in a row, management regards cleaners as 10 a penny.There is absolutely no life/work balance. You work 2 weekends on and 2 off. However, you really only get 1 weekend off as the other is just a Sunday off. The Saturday before, you work. So once you get home and sleep, that's the Sunday gone.Originally the union tried to get night cleaners £12PH and was told be high ups, that they wasn't worth it.

Pros

The engineers

Cons

Late finishes for terrible pay. Managers. No life just work.
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You MUST be very flexible

I predominantly enjoyed my time here, but like all/most jobs it does have its downs,I wouldn't say its exactly and completely family friendly because the shifts and rotas are all over the place!But some drivers with young families do manage to balance family/work life out,the first 6 months can be a bit stressful because if you have never done this kind of work before there is a fair bit to learn..but once you know your way around the ticket machine and routes etc..your sitting on your butt and earning decent cash 💸 💰 The other drivers are mostly good folk and easy to get along with!Working with the public can be hard sometimes,but there are more good folk than bad folk!Its the other road users that cause issues really...But go to work and keep your head down and do what's asked of you and you will get along just fine!The disciplinary process can be a bit draconian sometimes...Its easy to step over the line with lots and lots and lots and lots of ways to find yourself disciplined,perhaps it's all a learning process but sometimes where an official warning is given a mere stern word would suffice..but hey!it's not called work for nothing eh...
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Used to be good

The company is more concerned with virtue signalling and pushing box tickers into higher positions even if they aren't good at their job, management are bullies and have it out for you if you aren't scared of them.

Pros

Free travel

Cons

Everything, poor shift patterns, no life work balance, underpaid, c**p management
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Easy work

Once trained you're your own boss really. The jobs as easy or as hard as you make it. Lots of policies and procedures to adhere to. Plenty of opportunities to work at other places or special events.
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Hatted working here

Was here for 9 years the place wanted me to work all hours under sun the management got face on if you dint work your day off and if you needed a day off they would nag you untill you gave in they expect you to book a hospital appointment on your day off knowing that you might not be able to get it and when you wanted to book your holiday wow do it in there time or your not going away but more of less the higher management are a set of w**ker and pay there staff penny’s when there taking stupid monies home and we’re struggling to pay for things there living the high life and poor driver are working the hours just to get by and that’s just the tip of the ice Berg wouldn’t recommend anyone working for this company they are s**t also after 9 year and so many months of my service as a driver and office staff when I left it’s like I ment nothing to them stay clear 100% will never go back rather be on job secker that’s a fact
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Poor industry to work in

Long hours Poorly paid Drivers not treated with respect Work a consecutive amount of days and to ask to work days. Managment and supervisors are not friendly or would help you succeed

Pros

Free travel

Cons

Long hours
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Relaxed atmosphere in canteen

Great place to work, only there for short time due to illness. Different shifts but long waiting in between splits shifts, driving back to bus garage for meal relief pain in the neck you just want to get on with it.

Pros

Free travel

Cons

Long hours
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Easy to get into. Company pay to put you through test.

Great for anyone with a drivers licence and no qualifications. Plenty of overtime available. Buses rather unreliable. Various rotas to to apply for, back shifts, X7, high earner and part-time.
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Poor work life balance

No work life balance, change shifts at a week's notice, poor holiday policy, staff canteen over priced, no regular work pattern, vehicles are poorly maintained and has a really depressing atmosphere.
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Could be great, but management gets in the way

There could be a million ways that this could be the best job on offer.. however due to the micromanagement that exists and there being a culture of taking pleasure in making a driver's life difficult for making an honest mistake.Management would rather be autocratic and damaging to a driver's self worth instead of showing any kind of consideration or understanding.

Pros

Time alone to yourself, Driving buses

Cons

Management interference
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Not good.

Worked there for 12 years,at a start management knew the job .Before I left engineering run by people who didn,t care about state of buses as long as services were met .Not a good place to work.
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Pish

Would not recommend, management do not appreciate you at all, and have zero consideration for your health and well-being, expected to repair vehicles in minutes without parts, also expect you to put your own life in danger to repair a vehicle and expect you to break company policy while out on breakdowns just to get the vehicle back.
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Stageciach Perth ..Don't go there

Long hours going out on routes with not enough training. Work life balance non existent. Most management not bothered about employees..very much a case of if your face fits...Not to mention all the stress it puts you and your family through.. ohh and did mention favouritism full of it .. Management only bothered about getting buses out .So it looks good for the depot

Pros

Free bus travel

Cons

Everything
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Paid training and job security

People do it as something to try and end up staying. Plenty of overtime available, earliest shift was 0330 start and my latest was 0130 finish on different Rita’s obviously. If your willing to put the hours in then you can get really good money, not ideal if you have young kids who want to see you before bed and when they wake up .Join the Union, couple of pounds a week and they will represent you in any allegations/disciplinary. You will have customer lie about you or get free tickets, have occasional damage to buses
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Horrible

The staff are so twofaced wouldn't we on you if you was on fire the conditions you have to work in are a disgrace and if you have done all your activities you are still made to do others if they haven't finished them the management are useless especially the night Supervisors, don't owrk at stage coach if you are a cleaner or engineer get loads of abuse off of everyone.

Pros

15 min break

Cons

Hours, management, colleges, equipment
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Fast paced, rewarding & social

Good company to work for with great job security. Plenty of chances to further your career and progress through the company.Pay is reasonable with paid holiday and other benefits such as good pension scheme etc
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Good workplace

Very good, nice place to work. Good pay and nice people that you work with. Good training and benefits when I started. Would recommend to someone. Overall good.
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no life

no life what ever youvare off they ring you to work they give you quick turn around finish midnight back on half 8 then they wonder why accidents then driver gets a disaplinary can't organise a party in a phone box

Pros

none

Cons

no life
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Punishing hours and pressure to drive too fast

Not a good job if you don't like the idea of driving at maximum legal speed all the time to keep to schedule. Long unpaid compulsory breaks between long spells of driving makes hours very unsocial.
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Bus drivers

Stagecoach is the worst company I have ever worked for. Management is so poor no support just a constant negative culture. Work life balance is so poor. Buses were dirty poorly maintained. Constant complaining from customers aimed at drivers for management decisions.

Pros

Job security

Cons

Everything
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Great place to work

Great place to work! Can be somewhat stressful at times. Most Sundays off, and there is flexibility with the rosters. I was on the 94 route in Cheltenham permanently and that suited me well.
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Based on 1,216 reviews

Ratings by category

2.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.4 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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