Bus Operator (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – February 16, 2019
This company is comprised of drivers, supervisors, and administrative personnel who are either related to or, who have connected friends in administrative positions resulting in unfair treatment and hiring practices. Resulting in a high turnover rate and a lot of disgruntled employees.
Fast paced, demanding place to work with benefits.
Bus Operator (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – December 3, 2018
Being a Bus Operator at Hampton Roads Transit is very demanding. You are able to work as many hours as you like so you can set your own paycheck. Being able to do that has its advantages for making good money at any given time.
Manager (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – November 7, 2018
HRT management is driven by personal agendas and deceit. HRT has a code of conduct and ethics that most of management does not follow. If an employee tries to report unethical issues, their job is in jeopardy. Many of the employees are hard workers and want to improve the system, but there are many others who are just skating by. There is no accountability. The CEO has great abilities and empathy, but he is blinded by his management.
Includes healthcare, pension, paid time off, free transit
Bus maintenance (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – September 24, 2018
Good company to work for, but the management sucks. I worked there for 4 years and the supervisors spoke to the employees like they were incompetent and beneath them. The work is easy for the most part aside from supervision breathing down your neck constantly.
Short breaks, management, lack of appreciate of employees
Bus Operator/ Road Trainer (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – September 21, 2018
This is a great company to work for! I’ve been here for 10 years and hopefully will retire with good terms. I’ve been able to meet new people and help a lot of new comers become good professional drivers
Driver (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – September 16, 2018
Nice place to work. I learned my way around the city. The hardest part is not knowing all the places the people are trying to get to. The best part of my day was good people who like my good service when they was late for the bus and I waited for them.
Bus Operator (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 27, 2018
My opinion a typical day at work consist of checking in getting your bus assignment and your workload for the day pre-trip my bus after determining you have a safe bus your work day begins. What have I learned? I have learned to operate 5 types of buses with proficiency and safety. As far as management they are very helpful and courteous. My workspace culture is different but enjoyable because every day is a different. The hardest part of the job was the training and having to remember a lot of information in such a short period of time. The most enjoyable part of the job is the opportunities to manage your time and to make a livable income and to be happy as well.
Customer Service Representative/Call Center (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 7, 2018
I am one who truly appreciates being a part of the transit industry here at HRT. My co-workers are the best as they have always looked out for my well-being. I use transit as an everyday essential, and the bus operators are like family to me. My managers, supervisors and HR administrators have always advised me on how to be a better employee. It is always a pleasure to see the HRT President when he comes on the premises, as well as the other administrators that I come across on a daily basis. The wholesome and pleasant atmosphere that this company provides motivates me to encourage others to apply, such as prospective bus operator candidates, who are searching for great benefits (such as medical insurance, 401k retirement and free transit for their spouses). HRT is by far the best company that I have ever worked for. I love it here.
Storeroom Manager (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 3, 2018
Great place to work with great benefits. HRT is focused on technology initiatives that make paying and riding transit easier for our customers, while also taking great strides in improving technology that drives internal processes. There is a collaborative culture within HRT giving employees the opportunity to share ideas openly with directors and other superiors. Some days are challenging, but that only adds to the excitement of the job. Overall, Hampton Roads Transit is a great place to work.
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 2, 2018
I have thoroughly enjoyed working at Hampton Roads Transit. I especially love how diverse the workforce is and enjoy seeing so many individuals from various departments work together for an important cause. I appreciate all the wonderful benefits the agency offers and feel there is room for growth. There's also impressive perks (free transit!) and a great work-life balance. I juggle a few volunteer positions and appreciate HRT's support for my work in the community. I would highly recommend a employment at HRT to others.
Great benefits, flexible hours, positive environment