Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 15, 2019
My time at Port Authority was great. The pay was good the benefits were great the people I worked with were fantastic. The job was exciting and stressful you had to be totally aware of your surroundings. Really enjoyed my time being a bus driver at Port Authority
Get paid for being late for lunch paid for late time paid for filling out reports
Rail car and Bus operator (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 5, 2019
This place is god awful to work at. The public is horrible and the management is clueless. They promote idiots. So if you screw up alot you will advance with this company. Also cannot take any time off if you do not have sick days. So if you get sick have to take 2 days off at a time and bring in doctors note.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 22, 2018
My typical day driving. Always check board for any route changes. Check 2nd board for which bus has been assigned to me. Complete pre-trip. Provide transportation for passengers. Pull bus back in garage.
I was taught different street routes of Pittsburgh.
Very poorly managed. The disability teaching video had to be at least thirty five years old. There was no direction in that class at all. Management is not friendly with fellow workers. Mostly curt and rude
The work place culture should learn respect and consideration towards others.
The hardest part of the job was getting enough down time to be refreshed for next driving trip.
The most enjoyable part of this job was being able to provide transportation for people and seeing them happy.
I enjoyed helping people get to there destination and driving. The hospitalization, eye coverage and dental were at a great price. The pay scale was the best I have ever had.
Driving late at night thru challenged areas of the city was a little nerve racking at times.
"A" Bus Mechanic (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – September 21, 2018
The pay and benefits are top notch. The rest of working here sucks! Management is horrible to work with. They treat you like a number. Beat you down till morale is gone then wonder why everyone hates it here. Could be a great place to work if it wasn't for the management .
Bus driver full time (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 10, 2018
it was a nice place to work. the Camaraderie between Workers was very good. The Worker Manager relationship could be challenging. When I worked there always worrying if you were going to have a job was stressful.
Sign Painter (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 25, 2018
Best job I ever had. You can be anything you want to be here; no matter what the the position is, you will be given on the job training. You can be proficient at several jobs; from mechanic to shipping and receiving to working in the upholstery shop.
Operators driving just to pay their bills. Poor hours, poor breaks, poor equipment, poor conditions.
Bus Operator (Current Employee) – West Mifflin, PA – May 22, 2018
Job is shuttling passengers from ghetto-to-ghetto. Job is unforgiving. Bus operators cannot make a mistake--passenger "call operators out" on any inconsistency with service. The amount of liability the drivers are held accountable for, does not balance with the rate of pay. High-risk/Low-reward.
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – December 22, 2017
The demands of public Transit can be very stressful if you allow it. It takes personal discipline to maintain balance in the workplace. The Authority has excellent upper management and places emphasis on connecting people to life. The Port Authority of Allegheny County is a great career opportunity.
Bus and Light Rail Operator (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 12, 2017
great place to work for and a really fun environment. The management team is well in place and they know how to run their place of business. Have driven on the bus side and am currently working on the light rail side of this company.
Operator (Current Employee) – Ross Twp, PA – September 24, 2016
Beware. Can be dangerous as a driver and the real police are never called in so you may wait 1/2 for port authority police assistance since they aren't everywhere. So if you are in an altercation with an unruly passenger you may be on your own for awhile. Then company has no sympathy for you. They say it's all part of the job. Sometimes we may be the only ones on the bus without a weapon or the ability to defend ourselves without getting written up. You don't hear this stuff on news because they keep it only within our own police force. Even if you're shot at. Unless a passenger is injured. They aren't worried about the drivers.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – August 28, 2015
Working for the Port Authority was over all a great experience. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people and the hardest part was dealing with the traffic and weather. I was very fortunate to have great supervisors and co-workers many of whom I remain friends with today.