Bus Operator (Current Employee), Columbus, OH – October 19, 2014
Pros: decent money and benefits
Cons: ridiculous, irregular schedules
There are many changes that you must go through on a regular basis.... sometimes a daily basis. The irregularity in the schedule is my chief complaint. It's hard to maintain regularity in life at COTA. Driving the bus is ok, but passengers can be difficult to deal with at times. Compensation isn't bad, but could also be better.
Zone Supervisor (Former Employee), Columbus, OH – July 15, 2014
Supervised coach operators checked time points logged information did counseling discipline hearings coaching and training, customer service. I learned how to track and audit routes how to use outlook how to lead meeting and how to investigate. My co-workers worked hard to keep services on time as well. Hardest part of the job is keeping your customers – more... motivated whether interior or exterior. I pride myself on on-time service. – less
productive fun workplace pool tables ping pong tables
bus driver (Current Employee), Columbus, OH – June 2, 2014
a typical work day did not exsist at cota everything veried depending on your route for the day an if people took there meds or not it could go either way. my coworkers varied as well very diverse atmosphere. my management I did not interact with much hardest part of the job was my 16 hour work shift the most enjoyable part of my job was the people
Bus Operator (Former Employee), columbus, ohio – June 25, 2013
Pros: sitting constantly
Cons: rarely have free time
A decent job with decent pay. Co-workers and generally nice and helpful. The hardest part of the job is usually the public. I liked working for the company but with sick children its not the job to have.
Bus Operator/Customer Service (Former Employee), Columbus, OH – November 29, 2012
Pros: union, driving, knowing the city better, long breaks, sleep time
Cons: short breaks, 8 hour runs, being followed by a supervisor
this job is great for a great supportive family or single person with no young children that needs caring for. You may get lucky to get steady work. The work flow is not consistent but the pay is good. The extra board workers gets the benefit of having overtime and getting to know all of the routes better. Co-workers are fun and the Management is strict – more... on safety and timing. I loved meeting new people and talking to them on a regular on my consistent routes. My favorite route was the crosstown 92 and the several of the express routes were fun and full of nice people. – less
Very friendly, cohesive staff that work together as a beautiful team. The operations of this office are very smooth.
Administrative Clerk (Current Employee), Columbus, Ohio – February 14, 2012
Pros: very cohesive team of employees.
Columbus Ohio's mass transportation bus service otherwise known as COTA Mainstream is a shared-ride service, scheduled in advance, and available as a door-to-door service to customers upon request whose need is determined through ADA paratransit eligibility process.
Beautiful new facility. Managers and staff are very cordial towards each other. Very – more... comfortable environment to work in. – less