School Transportation where safety is always first
Administrative Supervisor (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 27, 2016
This is a great company. The mindset and their long term goal is great. It is the 3rd largest in the nation. STA would like to be the largest someday but not if it means safety being put on the back burner. Safety is the #1 goal.
Driver/trainer (Current Employee) – Alexander, NY – July 21, 2016
STA is a great place to work. I have been with STA for about 2 years, and I am so happy to be a part of a amazing team. Our management team has no problem working side by side with us drivers, and are very knowledgeable when it comes to the job. Our mechanics are the best I have had the pleasure of working with in all my years driving bus, they treat the drivers with respect and they do everything possible to make sure our Buses go out safe without a complaint. The pay is not bad and the hours are great if you have kids or are just looking for part time. Definitely a happy bus driver again.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – April 12, 2016
The bus driver/attendent's typical day can start out as early as 4:30am. Arrive at the terminal, pre-trip your bus; fuel if needed; pick up students and take to school. Clean your bus, do paperwork as required and take a break. Afternoon route is a repeat of the morning route in reverse. The hardest part of the job is getting up so early, but once you've gotten in the habit, it gets easier.
If you have children, you can take them with you; if your children are in school, you will have their same hours
If you are just starting out, you are at the bottom of the seniority list, and will only average about 20 hours a week
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Higganum, CT – June 28, 2016
Would reccommend this company to family/friends. Have enjoyed my time here and feel it's a great environment. I would consider continuing to work for this company in a different location when and if I relocate
bus driver (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – November 23, 2015
The most enjoyable part of my job is driving and interacting with the students.The children is the reason I stay on this job. They are awesome!
The hardest part of my job is dealing with management bullies and not getting paid for what I work for. This company consistently takes money from the employees every week. When I attempt to recover unpaid hours, I'm brushed off as if I'm the problem.
There is no professionalism, no confidentiality or respect for the employees. Your personnel file can be viewed by any staff member that works for STA. I know this is an at will state, therefore your boss can talk to you however he or she wishes. If you don't like it, you can leave.
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – Goleta, CA – November 3, 2015
Santa Barbara, CA, office - Good HR & Payroll dept. Accounting dept needs major improvement - Finance Director lacks concern for increasing employee work load & process improvement. In 2015, 3 employees resigned from the SB Finance dept in the same month.
Good HR & Payroll depts.
Pay below average, with job offer repeatedly less than advertised. Benefits package ok, not great..
Very productive and enjoyed going to work everyday
OPERATIONS MANAGER (Former Employee) – Palmdale, CA – December 6, 2015
I started at a young age and learned so much and not just from the company but from the employees as well and that's part of being a people person and that's what I love being. In any job you can not be successful without having a strong team!!!
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Bradford, NH – July 22, 2015
A great place to be able to take your child(ren) with you to work. They expect you to be available at the drop of a dime and flexibility is a must. Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is primarily due to lack of leadership, experience of management, and lack of knowledge.
Challenging position for Student Transportation of America
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Saugus, CA – July 22, 2015
Operations Manager for this company was challenging. The job changed day to day with the addition of new students being submitted to the routes. Driver turn over was another issue. The hours were long, sometimes without a break in the day.
This job is a great job, just a lot of hard parts about it.
Bus Attendant (Current Employee) – palmdale, ca – May 20, 2015
I like my job, its just not a job to be comfortable with. I do live pay check to pay check working here. If this were a second job or retirement then it would be great. Oh, and it is also a job that will hold you until you find something better. The co workers are OKAY. A lot of them act like high school students so it is best to keep to yourself to stay away from drama. The hardest part of the job is actually working with all of the holidays and no pay and no advancing positions.
love working with the students. laid back, work lunches often, raffles, parties
not enough hours, no overtime, low pay and costly benefits, off for hoidays with little pay from EDD
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Alexander, NY – July 14, 2015
Working with children makes for a fulfilling career, Friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff. The company provides a very detailed training program that ensures you are equipped with all the right tools to succeed.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Alexander, NY – November 15, 2014
Overall STA is a company dedicated to escorting children to school safely, the fun-loving people who are at the forefront of the company smile and proudly do their jobs. Management pays attention to every detail, answers questions promptly, and isn't afraid to let you know if you have done something exceptional. The most enjoyable part of the job is, by far, the children we transport.
paid training, great atmosphere, free company gear.
I believe that upper management has allowed STA-Bradford to be lost in the wind. Numerous people have gone to management with problems and concerns and they are told its fine and to go about their job. The plus side is you are allowed to take you children with you to work; however, it depends on who you are.