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This job is great for people who are used to shift work and specially being away from their family.
Bus Operator (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 10, 2017
This experience for me was terrible. This company will literally OWN you. You have no life. You go to sleep in this uniform and wake up in this uniform. The passangers arent the only people that treat you like trash, the company does too. They do not have an ounce of care in the world for their employees. Once you make it in you are nothing but a NUMBER. Has great benefits and the pay, pays off after top rate. Before that you will debate if this company is worth any of it.
Pros
Health benefits
Cons
No home life, long hours. Fatigure, horrible management.
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Run by a bunch of baboons
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 4, 2017
Typically putting it. It seemed that if put in a position of being able to manipulate to get what they wanted it was done to new hires. Its an on going practice till this day. The union doesn't help it either. It can be a good job as long as you can keep under the radar and just get your day done.
Pros
Wages and benifits
Cons
Management was full of themselves
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Fun internship!
Student Intern at SEPTA Transit (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMarch 13, 2017
I was only an intern there in high school and could have made that my career. However, I did not pursue a job there and went to college. It was a good place to work with great pay and benefits.
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Regime rule
Bus Operator (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMarch 12, 2017
Management is the Regime.
Work hours can be swing shifts, working holidays.
Experience culture from all over the world because everyone will eventually ride your bus.
Staying awake working swing shifts and night owls.
Free entertainment on the bus and off the bus.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
Terrible hours and some perks don't kick in till you've worked 4-5 years.
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Seniority dictates everything
Bus Operator (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAFebruary 23, 2017
Report for work. Receive an run or have sit and wait. Pre-trip bus, driver to designated route. Load passengers drive designated route. Load ADA passengers
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SEPTA is a good company to work
Account Representative/Procurement Officer (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAFebruary 23, 2017
If you know exactly what you want out of your career SEPTA is a great company to work for. If you want a sales career you will need to leave.
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I had many great experiences with septa. I loved everything that I had to do and people looked up to the person who provides them with transportation
Rail Vehicle Induction Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 30, 2017
I think septa was great and my fellow employees were very helpful in helping me with the summer internship. I learned a lot and loved to play around with train motor and other vehicular components
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productive workspace, great staff you can learn from & work with
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 25, 2017
I had participated in septa’s internship program for 8 weeks of the summer of 2015 working at the 69st motor shop. I was working and learning many aspects of diagnosing, testing processing and rebuilding rotating equipment such as AC/DC motors
Pros
gain knowledge & experience
Cons
short breaks
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productive and fun work place with good co-workers
Bus Operator (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 24, 2017
air pressure may not build up, which causes delays
passengers may not have fare
management stay on your case about everything
dealing with traffic
meeting new people
Pros
very good pay
Cons
dealing with the public
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Its a great and safe work environment
MCD Maintenance Custosdial Driver (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 17, 2017
It's a great work environment this is just not the career that i want to continue doing...i work night and im looking for a job that allows me to work during the day
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Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 4, 2017
Benefits and Pension are amazing, great work-life balance. Management in certain department lacks good communication skills and knowledge of work areas.
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good place to work
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Southeastern, PADecember 27, 2016
great place to work just long hours and really not ideal for single parents. This job is a union job and you have to agree to become a union member in order to become a driver
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A typical day at septa was fun
Bus operator (Former Employee) –  Southeastern, PADecember 20, 2016
a typical day at septa was transporting passengers from point a to b. Doing this helped me learn the city and made my customer service skills much better. Some management was OK as well as coworkers it depended on their day. the hardest part was the crazy hour and the most enjoyable was helping people.
Pros
free tranprortation
Cons
work day took up most of the day
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Very moderate easy smooth job
MCD (maintenance custodian driver) (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 6, 2016
It is very easy going the people are OK the jobs are not that hard if you are into doing the work. Eight hours can go just like that because you are never not relaxing
Cons
Foremans sometimes can be head cases
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Job security but deadend
Revenue Equipment Maintainer (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAOctober 21, 2016
If you get a job at SEPTA, you're secured for life. However, you may get stuck doing the same thing forever till you retire.People are descent, management and workers alike.
Pros
Job security, good pay
Cons
Dead-end jobs
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I've seen better days
Train Operator (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAOctober 8, 2016
typical day depends on what you operate
how to drive buses, trolleys and trains dealing with the public
poor mgmt
coworkers are ok, but can hurt you
breaks, and going home are the best parts of the day
Pros
Your ID allows you to ride the system for free
Cons
Would be nice if the company cared about its employees
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extremely dangerous environment to work in.
Millwright 1st class (Current Employee) –  103 Victory ave. Upper Darby, Pa. 19082July 21, 2016
I fix and repair all mechanical equipment in Suburban Transit Division of SEPTA. examples
bus lifts- screw lifts,hydraulic lifts, platform lifts.
train lifts- screw lifts 40 ton
overhead cable gantry cranes-20 ton
all chain fall hoists
12'x12' overhead doors
steel roll-up doors; various sizes
air compressors- screw,piston,diaphram
underground tank farms-monthly EPA-PADEP inspections
fuel delivery systems; fuel lanes,in-tank pumps,hoses,nozzles,meters,piping,etc.
above ground product delivery and containment systems; waste oil,motor oil,anti-freeze pneumaticly pumped.
inspect and repair escalators,elevators,rotoray gates.
bus and train washers; all related equipment- water recovery, transfer pumps, plc's,gear boxes,bearings,chain drives,brush collars,pistons,switches,etc.
trouble shoot electrical to service disconnect.control circuits, both high and low voltage.
assit all other buildings trades when needed.
certified QPE for work fouling Market/Frankford Subway-Elevated
Broad Street Subway, Norristown High Speed Line and Media/Sharon Hill Trollies
Pros
Great job security, benefits, insurance, vacation and pay
Cons
Extremely dangerous environment, toxic management.
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Great at first
Rail & bus operator (Former Employee) –  Upper Darby, PAJuly 20, 2016
It was fun driving light rail and trains sometimes the bus taking people to and from work Your day was full on new things. The supervisor are cool and help most of the time but the people in the office that knew nothing about operating any bus or rail make the job hard place to be
Pros
Driving trolleys and trains working with good people
Cons
Management knew nothing about operating bus or rail
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it was on for the first time
Operator (Former Employee) –  Upper Darby, PAJuly 20, 2016
A day at word was always something new going on transportation people to and from work rail conditions trying to make time points for connections to other routs
Pros
love to drive trains and trolley
Cons
Management they knew nothing about operating rail
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you can move up fast that this job
Traffic checker (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 18, 2016
work out in the field you meet a lot of people you learned how to be a good list the management get out there and work with you and co-workers are like a family the hardest part is when you can not help every body when you help people get where they need to go
Pros
make your own
Cons
healthcare
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