Bus Operator (Current Employee) – Leesburg, VA – March 8, 2015
Where do I start. Oh, let's start with salary. They start you off with $15.10/hr when most start you off with $17 or $18 per hour and the salary tops off at $18/hr so you can imagine how long it'll take you to get there.
They're under a new contract with Loudoun County with lots of stipulations from Loudoun County that is put totally on the drivers from missed trips to not wearing a belt. TransDev will lose money if something is not being done. Management makes sure we do our job so that they the company protects their bottom line which is that money but doesn't want to pay us what we deserve.
Health insurance is garbage as well. Besides the monthly premium, we have to pay an out-of-pocket amount of between $1,600 - $2,000 deductible per person per year and prescriptions have gone up as well.
You have to work 6 months before you see your first 8 hours of leave which also serves as your sick leave because they don't give you sick leave. As a result, you can't take a much deserved vacation because if you do and you get sick that you have to be out of work for a long period of time, you have no income to pay your bills, rent/mortgage or anything else. Plus, they'll point you for missing work, so in other words, you're screwed.
Finally, saving for your retirement, they have one under Fidelity but not only do they not contribute a dime to at least match what you put in but they don't schedule reps to visit us to talk about how to improve our financial portfolios, etc.
So, to summarize it up, this company doesn't care about their drivers and don't want them to have nothing. Tomore... them, we're just people that drive these buses, that's all. As long as these buses are out on the street, that's all they care about.
There have already been people returning their uniforms and leaving because of TransDev's and management's BS and the employee turnovers will continue.to mount as the year goes on. If management thinks that newsletters, picnics and birthday cakes are gonna keep these drivers around, they're sadly mistaken!!less
Bus Operator (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – February 4, 2016
I liked the fact that I was driving and didn't have someone looking over my shoulder on how well I was doing the job. The management was the looking for ways to take the money from us and the city. They seemed to forget that without us driving the buses they wouldn't have a job. Plus they are a French Co and not a US one.
I enjoy the work environment and plan to advance to my full potential
Group Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) – National Harbor, MD – January 27, 2016
In the transportation and hospitality industry customer derive is a key asset. I have made different milestones since I first began working here over a year ago. I have obtained a Supervisor position that I look forward to completing day-by-day.
The array of personalities that we encounter go as far as the first and last impression.
The operation is 24 hours since it is within a Hotel.
Service Crew Member (Current Employee) – Chula Vista, CA – January 27, 2016
the worst company to work for, very unprofessional management and employees, no chance for advancement, 98% hispanic employees, hardly anyone speaks english, low pay, just an all around BAD experience.
Dispatch Supervisor (Former Employee) – Forest Park, GA – January 26, 2016
Picking up customers for 2.5 hours in the am and 2.5 hours in the evening. Co-workers messy and a lot of negatives that should never be at this job. Management is very unprofessional and does not think of employees well being. Benefits are too expensive.
driver (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 8, 2016
Underdeveloped company with very incompetent management. Worst company I've worked for by far. Management plays favorites and implement policies without you knowing. I would be surely surprised if the company will last over 5 yrs with such poor management.
customer service (Former Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – December 29, 2015
I worked here for most of 2015, Even the managers there dropped like flies. The Training is awful (consists of sitting you down with someone for a week, and not teaching you a thing.). You get written up for sitting wrong, as well as getting written up for anything that someone says about you. Also, if your looking for a Job that will not promote unless management likes you, you found it.
Driver (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – December 4, 2015
Transdev is a good place to work if you enjoy meeting and helping people. This a job that requires alot of patiences, You can drive a average of 50 to 100 miles a day, Supervision has no real concern for employees dealing with unforseen family issues. Most co workers are helpful. You have the handful whine all day about their job which is to drive.
Driver (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 2, 2015
Everyone is Proffessional. All necessary training and Retraining Is provided, Scheduling is on time. Seniority is honored without Question. management is attentive to driver needs. I have never observed favoritism.
What Transdev does is great, but to work here isn't plesant
Driver (Former Employee) – Hyattsville, MD – November 12, 2015
Transdev (better known as Metro access) is a company that provides transportation to elderly, mentally disable, and physically disable individuals. This service allows these people t o live their everyday and get around the area to preform what they need to do. I would arrive at work between 4:45-6:30am(depending on the day) I would check in and then wait to be called for my route to go out. I learned that just because a company has been around for along time doesn't mean they know how to run a business. Management in a few words: DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE EMPLOYEES, ONLY MONEY! My co-workers where like family, I loved interacting with them. The hardest part of this job was working for long hours and dealing with rude call center reps that had no clue how we worked and how hard we had it. The most enjoyable part of this job was being in areas that I have never been in before and my co-workers.
easy job to get, easy to get overtime
13hour routes, low pay, rude management and call center reps, horrible union
King County Metro Paratransit Driver (Former Employee) – Kent, WA – November 11, 2015
Problem here is being extra board driver.Means they can send you to any of three bases;any hours,or put you on two hour standby;and maybe send you home.Years before you can get weekend day off.Seattle area decided to have 50 extras out of 250 drivers.I resigned due to this uncertainty;they don't seem all interested in keeping good drivers;constant turnover.
Shuttle Bus Operator/ Sky Harbor Int'l Airport (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – September 8, 2015
I enjoyed working for Trans Dev., transporting passengers to terminals and or parking lots. pre trip inspection, driving all day, good customer service, liked working as a team with my co workers and I don't have anything bad to say. At end of shift, would do a post trip inspection.
Loved it, driving, customer service, management
Got Laid off due to Sky Train implementation, workforce reduction
Driver (Current Employee) – Chula Vista, CA – September 7, 2015
Driver works so hard for minimal pay. They are never recognized for the hard work they do. In fact, Transdev is in the business of transportation, without drivers they would have nothing. Management making over $100,000 year, bus drivers making $10.00 hour.