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What is the work environment and culture like at First Transit?

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The job itself was great, driving all over Houston, meeting new people. Many who seemed very appreciative of the transportation provided. The equipment was very nice, also. The starters are always friendly, you have to understand their position. If a driver calls in, the route still has to go out. My issue is more with HR, Safety Manager, Dispatch, and Corporate. You all make this a very stressful environment, and it doesn't have to be. I understand, you may feel like it's just my opinion. But when a large number of your drivers feel the same, who's to blame, should really be looked at. I spoke with a guy in the higher offices about may concerns, and issues. And out of respect for him, i will not be negative in this post. You have alot of good drivers, treat them with more respect. Would someone from Corp go down, and investigate the allegations of your employees. If a driver dedicates 10 to 13 per day, to driving in Houston traffic, 7 days a week perfectly. Why are they deemed unsafe, you should try it.

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First transit in region 4 the worst of all

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The job if helping people is great, i love assisting the clients. The management, and Metro dispatchers need to be retrained in employee relations. The employee handbook gets changed, and worded to terminate employees who are very hard working. I welcome anyone looking to work long hours, decent pay to apply. But, be mindful, you at anytime could be in jeopardy of losing your job, and unaware of the reason why.

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Terrible, I think working in a sweatshop would have better working conditions.

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Environment is V E R Y stressful. management EXPECTS you to be chained to your desks and WILL NOT let you interact with coworkers, creating a very bad place to work at. Mchenry IL

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The environment was pretty stressful for the most part due to organizational practices. Administrators could stand retraining. Can only speak for the region in which I wotked.

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Every location is probably different, but at my place, it's very positive and productive. We are helping people that have no other way to get around and it makes you feel good. Employees and management get along and are good to each other.

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Very hostile. If you ruffle anyone's feathers or complain about anything, don't expect any help from management or HR. Both will just ignore you. I imagine the environment may differ depending on the department. Dispatch is the worst. Co-workers are great. Management is the worst and full of back stabbers invested in personal interests.

Answered - Dispatcher (Current Employee) - Portland, OR

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The work environment is team oriented and supportive. There is a positive, can-do attitude amongst the employees.

Answered - Recruiter (Current Employee) - Cincinnati, OH

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The work environment is very good but it actually depends on the supervisor that is working that shift.

Answered - Driver (Current Employee) - Statesboro, GA

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