Not willing to list (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – September 10, 2017
Upper management is a joke no follow through. Make promises and never deliver. They will overload you with stuff that's not your job. Low pay for the responsibilities you have. CEO has no idea what's going on in the departments. Turn over in this company is massive. They will never achieve the goal of being the industry leader and employer of choice when they can't keep employee's.
Driver (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – September 27, 2016
I have been working at Jefferson Lines full-time and love the ability to have a schedule of 3 days off after working 6 days on. The ability to drive in our beautiful state, interacting with passengers, interacting with co-workers, good company to work for, good equipment to operate. The Company is truly advancing and making an effort to create positive changes for it's employees.
Sometimes the hours at night are hard to adjust to and there are occasional equipment breakdowns. Driving in different kinds of weather, and dealing with disappointed passengers over things beyond my control can be a challenge.
I had to work A LOT to get paid, so family life is rather tough, but I think that that is the nature of the business honestly, so I don't think that a person should judge the company based on that information.
We generally work 10-12 hour days not hard work but still! Job is ok I figure it out to $15. an hour for 8 hours with 2 hours overtime everyday! Dealing with people and traffic can be difficult at times! Overall Jefferson Lines has been really good to me! Sometimes at run bid times it can be difficult which is every 6 months!
I believe there is a lot of potential for Jefferson Lines as company to grow because they have good people there and there's a good balance between work and personal life. However, there is a lack of employee appreciation and value. There is also not much for advancement opportunities.
Motor Coach Operator (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – August 8, 2015
Advancement opportunities were endless. I was able to serve as VP of the lovat union, help I training, as long as you were available then you have the opportunity. You make what the job can be. Sadly the closed they closed down the Oklahoma City office and we were all laid off. I would still be driving for them if they hadn't closed down.
Motor Coach Driver (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 15, 2015
i loved this job the people i picked up on trips were nice most of them gave me tips for the ride and gene the supervisor said i was taking money they gave me the money in my hand for a tip for a good driver if i had the opportunity to go back i would but i would need more money
Everyone (including management) was easy to get along with. Some days are hard to get through when you can not get a hold of the main office/operations to determine a bus schedule. Overall, I really enjoyed my job and meeting new people. Getting yelled at is a daily thing when things do not run smoothly.
Meeting new people, laid back environment, good structure
ticket agent (Former Employee) – Midwest – October 6, 2014
All I can say is if I were you I would not apply. You are promised things that usually never happen. They like to lie to you. And when things need to change they never do even though your told its being worked on.
ticket agent (Former Employee) – midwest – October 5, 2014
Horrible place to work. Corporate really doesnt know whats going on. Turn over rate in the corporate office is high. Management at local level is horrible. Take advantage of good employees. It would be wise to be very careful working for this company. I truely would give 0 stars but it made me check atleast 1.
Worked for this company for a couple months. Was told I was hired on full time by local manager, but corporate had me at part time. Never received holiday pay or benefits paperwork. When manager was confronted she lied and said she would handle it. Also her daughter was employees through the company and was a meth head/thief. Had been caught multiple times taking money from the till and rummaging through passengers bags. Overall horrible company to work with.
Dealing with bums, crooks, drunks, and bad management
MOTOR COACH OPERATOR (Former Employee) – MONNEAPOLIS MN – June 7, 2013
This company sends you thru training very fast. They have this mentor phase. That's when you go out for two weeks riding with there experienced drivers so you can learn. They teach you nothing all they do is make you drive. When your done you don't even now how to handle your paper work. Like me they pulled me out of training early because they where short of drivers. I quit when I got back. Told them that they will never keep bus drivers. People beware. Go work for some other company. These peoplr are so full of s@#t.
As a motorcoach driver working for jefferson lines you get a wide assortment of opportunities.....You can hold a scheduled busline run between various cities in the midwest, while doing a charter group tour every now and then to break the monotony. Some drivers have been on a single tour that has lasted 7 months! The benefits are better than average. If you like to drive and can be friendly and courteous to all of your passengers, all fof the time, then this is the place for you...!