JJ Kavanagh & Sons
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The typical day requires a lot of initiative. You plan your own day and targets. The Management structure is loose, being a family business, the culture is very much conservative and the hardest part of my job is the lack of training or guidance, the most enjoyable part is the freedom in the Role.


Freedom in Role


Long Hours, Little Training
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Bus driver

Weekly roster sent out on Fridays. Drove set route to Dublin Airport gets very boring. Passengers are usually fine but as always you come across people who are annoyed with the company but take it out on you as the driver. Wages are awful relative to the hours you have to do, most of which is hanging around in Dublin Airport waiting to swap buses


Reasonable fleet, money paid on time


Long hours, boring work, very bad salary
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Horrible Place to work

Every day a different problem , ticket machines noy working , no wifi , foilet blocked , busses breaking down . You cant stick to the time table it was done by google maps for a car always the drivers fault . Very ungratefull management and passangers .




Long hours
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It was a Job

The company does not value its employees, Never received an uniform (even though they took measurements), you were expected to fund your own uniform, I did ask about it months later and was told is was on a boat from Pakistain, a very slow boat !!!!!!No sick pay, if you take a day off its at your own cost. When you needed a to update your driver CPC, you had to at your own cost, So losing a days pay and costing you another €55 and expensive day off, I had to pay for my own First aid course, the company didnt really care w


I enjoyed the crack with the regular passengers and other drivers


long unpayed breaks through out the day
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Good experience

If you compare to other companies around., JJ Kavanagh is one of the biggest private bus companie and is always plaice to grow. Depending on experience.
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Great place to work

Friendly staff easy routes and well looked after buses. Only down side is the roster. Monday and Tuesday you could start at 230 am and finish at 1130 am but then on wednesday you start at 1130 am so ypu vertually have no body clock. But that is the only thing. Everything else is great and easy to talk to management.




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Everyday of problem with buses breaking down printers and ticket machines not working and driver always to blame. taken on for 4 weeks then just arrived in and told no longer needed .. if you need a full-time permanent job go elsewhere Go work fo elsewhere
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Good job

I've been working with JJ Kavanagh and Sons for the last few years as a coach driver. They pay well (always on time) and working hours are ok. Management friendly, suportvie and approachable.


Good fleet of coaches, well paid, good working hours
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Good place, nice place to work. Good environment and nice colleagues and management. The hours were flexible and the pay was good. Good working conditions. Provided with uniforms. Good management and culture.


Good working hours and good money
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Based on 9 reviews

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

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