Custer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Vancouver, WA – July 5, 2018
Good place to work. Can be chaotic at times, but eventually things get figured out. Don't plan on having weekends off anytime soon once hired and after training. Weekends off are at a premium and those shifts are taken pretty quick . Great co-workers and good management.
Bus Hostler (Former Employee) – Vancouver WA – January 12, 2019
cleaning out buses i learned to use equipment on the buses like a steam cleaner moderate culture was lead the other part of the crew since they couldnt figure out their work at times and fill their own materials and log on and off the computer was going home getting away from the problems that Ctan had with the crews
Great part time job with full benefits & retirement.
Part time fixed route driver (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – December 16, 2017
Up early, to bed late. Plenty of mid day personal time to get personal things done. All the drivers for the most part were really great people which made for a great workplace environment. No pressure to keep on schedule. Do the best you can safely. If you get behind they send out a reserve driver and bus to catch you up. Never encouraged to hurry. Commuter trips had great passengers you got to know throughout the bid. I tell folks looking for a job that they could do a lot worse than C-Tran fixed route. Had weekends off almost the entire time.
I enjoy the work I do at C-Tran and would like to continue for several years to come.
Para Transit Operator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, WA – July 20, 2017
I am a Para Transit Operator. Very enjoyable work. I like the client contact, helping others get to where they want to go in a safe, friendly environment. I love the other drivers who have made me feel welcome and have taught me so many things to make the job easier. It is a job that fits into my life. My family are starting off on their own and don't need me at home so much so the fluctuation in hours works works. I like working 8-11 hour days. I have enjoyed getting to know the staff at C-Tran and what the philosophy of C-Tran is. Safety, service - taking good care of the public we serve and keeping in mind we are drivers and we do our best to meet the needs of our passengers. C-Tran works to constantly modernizing to try to keep up with the needs of the community. It works with several agencies to help make our service accessible for the whole community. Para Transit Operators as partime workers only know our hours the evening before we work so plannning activities can be challenging for some people. It makes it challenging for drivers with children still at home. Once again driving for C-Tran has been a great job!
Coach Operator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, WA – July 13, 2017
Great pay and great benefits. Long hours without breaks sometimes. You need to be able to deal with people with difficult people. Great employee's. You usually work all holidays and are forced to work on your days off.
Pay, hours, benefits
Long hours, no breaks sometimes, forced to work on days off
Paratransit Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – June 29, 2017
As an operator you are pushed to your physical limits. It is impossible to take proper breaks, and take care of yourself on the job. No work life balance either, as you do not know your shift until 7 the night before. The job is full time with splits, for about 5 years, though they will tell you 6 months. Ya, benefits are great! But, you need them right away because you are fatigued and frayed.
Coach Operator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – February 10, 2017
This is a high stress fast pace job with tight schedules. This job is at times very gratifying. Customer service is a big part of the job, which I loved.The people that we serve with disabilities, of all scales, could be challenging, yet again, gratifying. It takes 5-7 years to have a stable schedule, that's many years of complete flexibility. Until then you have to check your schedule every night for several years. It is not easy to schedule personal appointments.
Good pay- Good benefits
For several years, don't know when you're working until the night before
Coach Operator - Customer Service (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – March 29, 2016
Typical Day: Start shift at 5:42am and end at 8:33am, then return to work at 3pm and end at 7:20pm. Depending if senior drivers call in sick or not your hours vary as a part time driver. This only one day, your shift changes daily. As you work longer and gain seniority in about 2 to 3 years you can choose a stable shift. Otherwise you are working unknown hours/days everyday.
Island Manager (Former Employee) – Jonesboro, GA – April 18, 2014
Everyday was very calm and stress free. My crew and I arrived approximately 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the shift. I went over the agenda and the guys performed their duties. I maintained and ordered the inventory, positioned my employees and assisted with the duties. I learned to read the natural fuel gauges and drive buses that were utilized for public transportation. My only co-workers were my immediate supervisor and my subordinates; and, were had a great working relationship.The hardest part of this job was beginning my shift at 7:00 pm. My day job ended at 5:00 pm and I only had an hour and a half to rest. The most enjoyable part of the job was the relaxed environment and working with a group of great people.