Stagecoach Reviews

Updated 10 April 2015
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  1. PSV Driver for16 years

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    Current Employee - PSV Driver in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PSV Driver in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Stagecoach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Morale is good, pay is acceptable and a variety of work

    Cons

    Early shifts, Traffic in Cambridge

    Advice to Management

    Treat us as people

  2. great people but need more investment in them and commitment to culture change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stagecoach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    value employees
    very flexible
    lovely people and management
    great family feel
    excellent remuneration
    believe in their employees and give freedom to develop

    Cons

    1 person to do the work of 5 - too streamlined
    an old culture is still too dominating for relatively few challengers to overpower
    too much experience with buses and not enough with customers
    no formal pro-active investment in the development and training of people to keep them current

    Advice to Management

    get someone at the top that doesn't know buses, but knows customers.
    identify skill-set gaps at every level of management, particularly to do with customer-centric thinking, and give them the time and support to develop them
    ask people to keep a log of what they're trying to achieve and what is blocking them from achieving it, and change their support levels to help them

  3. no 1 company

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I worked at Stagecoach full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    easy job,good pay.long weekend every 6weeks.uniform provided.excellent bunch of lads & lasses on both sides ie management & drivers etc.

    Cons

    cant think of any.keep your nose clean & youll be fine

    Advice to Management

    none

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  5. Not the best or the worst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stagecoach

    Pros

    Extra weeks holiday after 5 years service, payed on time every week,

    Cons

    Is to much unpaid time on the shifts, management style appears to be more about breaking staff moral than anything else..shift work as to be expected in bus driving but not well structured shift pattens.

    Advice to Management

    losing to many good staff by not caring about them day to day and with style of management . stagecoach attitude seems to be they are easily replaced but this is a quite short sighted view considering nature of the job.

  6. From Bus Driver to Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Garage Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Garage Supervisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Stagecoach full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company, opportunity to travel/branch out.

    Cons

    As is probably usual with large organisations, there is an element of lack of communication between Managers/Directors and the main workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the pay and conditions of the core employees.

  7. A Bullying Culture

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Elgin, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Elgin, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Stagecoach full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot see any other than it is only a job and helps to pay a living but other than that nothing.

    Cons

    The staff turnover is very high & that fact proves that they don't care about the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Change the bullying culture.

  8. Best experience in a paid position out of University! Great team and great support

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    Former Employee - Communications Executive in Perth, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Communications Executive in Perth, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Stagecoach full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraged to use initiative and work independently. Colleagues friendly, supportive and inviting. Company ethos is amazing.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say here, great experience at the company and I would recommend to anyone :)

    Advice to Management

    My role saw many proposals being presented to management, they made it comfortable and professional environment with support throughout. Great place to work right out of university!

  9. good place to work but feels like your always there!

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I worked at Stagecoach full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    four day weekends off. easy to swap shifts and days off with other drivers. well paid and good company pension. tv in the staff room.

    Cons

    very vey long hours. get up, work sleep repeat 10 12 13 days in a row. management always watching you. very under staffed. begging you to work your days off. Too many disciplinaries. No staff canteen.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Doom or Gloom

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    Current Employee - Bus/Coach Driver in Kilmarnock, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Bus/Coach Driver in Kilmarnock, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Stagecoach full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For a transport related job the wages are O.K.

    Cons

    Management treat you like dirt and dont believe a word you say.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to speak to employees like human beings.

  11. Helpful (1)

    employees are just a number not a person.

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    Former Employee - Bus/Coach Driver in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Bus/Coach Driver in Oxford, England (UK)

    I worked at Stagecoach full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The drivers all help each other out,the majority of passengers are nice people and a pleasure to be with. The pay is good, although you tend to work long hours.

    Cons

    Drivers never get any support from the management and you are automatically blamed for any accident until you are proven innocent. The hours can be very long on local service as the don't use a tachograph and are not under the same rules.

    Advice to Management

    value your drivers, without them you have no business.

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