Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Eddystone, PA – June 16, 2015
• Accurately utilized the manifest accordingly to all pickup designations and professionally greeted all passengers arriving and departing from the bus safely • Properly secured restraints,seatbelts and four way locks for varied wheelchairs and power scooters • Adhered to all safety protocols and standards of passengers transporting, inclusive of emergencies and systematic procedures to load and unload baggage of passengers • Performed routine pre-trips to ensure optimum overallperformance levels of vehicles conditions and inspected and confirmed fuel and fluid levels prior to departure from the company premises
Friction between Operations Management and Drivers
Coach Operator (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – December 19, 2013
Driving itself is not a bad gig, but the Operations Management Division has undergone a series of investigations by two different unions concerning discrimination, not to mention other problems that have violated the Core Mission Statement of the agency that has been swept under the rug. The hardest part as a driver is the schedule, very early morning shifts, split shifts, late night shifts, expect split days off as well.
Good Company with personal and professional growth
Coach Operator (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – March 6, 2013
Community Transit teaches you everything you need to do to be successful and continue growth. Keeps you up to date with new materials that the job requires. All the management is friendly, helpful and willing to work with you in all circumstances. Hardest part of the job is trying to balance your home life with work schedules. Most enjoyable part of my job was the people I worked with. Being able to work under minimum supervision. I learned how to make effective and safe decisions in unexpected circumstances.
short breaks, not enough turn around time for drivers, hard on your body physically
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – December 21, 2012
Management regularly engages in unfair labor practices. They manage employees by ruling by fear. Employees are not valued or acknowledged for their accomplishments, but are quicly and severely punished for errors or indiscretions. There is discrimination and persecution, targeting and constant pervasive fear of the managers and the power they hold. Grievance procedures and disciplinary hearings are a Kangaroo Court. Union Officials there are OVERWORKED because they are CONSTANTLY defending their members from personal attacks by Transportation Managers.
good salary and benefits
constant fear of persecution; zero job security!!!
i got to meet alot of people and their families and that was good
driver (Former Employee) – PA – April 15, 2013
it was nice working with them cause you were always on the road picking up people and traveling all over and most of the co workers were ok i never had a problem with whoever iworked with thereand i liked it cause i got to help the older people in what and where they had to goand make themhappy
you could take lunch whenever you didnt have to pick someone up for appointments
Driver (Former Employee) – Eddystone, PA – August 12, 2013
It was always very nice working each day. I learn how to drive a van safely, power lift. The management was great. My co-workers were all very nice. I blow tire about three times, because i could not see the back tire clear from the marrow. Helping senior citizen, people in group homes to workshops, doctors offices.
Adversarial relationship between mgt and employees.
Coach Operator (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – August 25, 2013
A typical day is split shifts, and there are split days off every week. There can be as little as a half hour up to 4 hours between runs. Management is adversarial. And that is the hardest part of the job. Every day the drivers go out and risk their livelihood and maybe even their lives And the company has written the SOP so that everything is always the driver's fault and mgt is never held responsible
I learned so much working for CT. On the positive side I learned how to handle large vehicles, be alert for anything, and how to deal with the public in almost any situation.
My co-workers were great. They all worked very hard to do a good job.
There were so many great things about the job. Driving any size bus in all kinds of traffic and all kinds weather was challenging and exciting. And I loved working with the passengers and the other drivers.
Transit driver (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – April 5, 2015
If you want to place that ask you to break the law then this is the place for you. They want you to give anybody a free ride even though there are 2 RCW's that prohibit riding a transit bus without paying a fare.No matter how much experience that you have in dealing with the public you are always second-guessed and you are always wrong no matter what the situation is even if you follow the SOP to the letter. The manager that sits behind the desk with very little transit experience decides every situation according to how he feels it should have been handled even though he was not there. You are nothing more than a driving machine with no intelligence in how you operate your vehicle and perform your job. It does have good benefits however that does not make up for being treated like a piece of garbage because the manager thinks he is always right even though he sits behind the desk and you are actually out there doing your job. So if you have intelligence and initiative this is not the job for you. If you are a robot that does not care about how things are done correctly then this is the job for you.
Coworkers are a pleasure to work with and the benefits are outstanding.
Management, all they look for is what you do wrong even if you follow the SOP to the letter, you are still wrong.
Our clients make you want to come to work everyday
Safety Supervisor - Operations (Current Employee) – Eddystone, PA – March 30, 2013
My work day starts at 4am and I always start the day with a formal greeting. I'll ask everyone from drivers to management how can I make their day better or what suggestions may they have to make our office a better work place. The expectations from our clients is our biggest task. Every personality is different which post a challenge on how you interact and find out how they would like to be treated. Listening and communicating makes a difference on how your day will go. The drivers are the core of our company so understanding how they feel is essential. If you don't take the time to ensure that they are in good health, happy or may have a situation at home that could affect their job performance. Then I haven't done my job as a safety supervisor to care about their needs or well being. We are all human and have feelings and whether you are a co-worker, a friend, a family member or someone who is need of a helping hand. You should always take the time to listen and understand what they are going through. Words of encouragement can make a difference in our daily lives. The hardest part of the job is disciplinary actions. It's finding the correct method on how to explain to the driver what he or she did wrong and how they will take it. If you confront the individual in a harsh or negative manner, their attitude will change which may cause poor job performance. Always discipline an employee away from anyone and in a private conference room if available. The best part of my job is having someone approach you about a situation and finding a way to resolve the issue. That normallymore... brings a smile to their day and makes them feel that just because you are part of management that you do not take the time to care. I started as a driver and I don't forget as a safety supervisor what can of days a person can have with challenges that can make the work day difficult. Take the time to communicate and never forget the people who helped you along the way in your career path.less
friendly people, family work type atmosphere, good attitudes
healthcare, could provide better wages to the drivers for the amount of work expected