Class 2 Operator/Maintenance (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 27 January 2017
started times and locations were various learned to interact and greet customers in a friendly manner management was ok diverse workplace culture, they were good people The hardest part of the job was being on the casual list and waiting for a full time position to open up the most enjoyable part of the job was my co-workers
Transit Driver (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 3 July 2017
You are a work slave to the company. Low to no support and the money is not worth the price on your body or health. High turn over in employees, and staff all live in the early 1900's as still working in the industrial ages with shift work. Seats in the buses are not as good a quality as the seats in the offices, and not kept in prestine condition so it will effect your back, legs and health. Over all, unless you kept your head in the sand and do nothing to improve the quality of the work environment, you will do fine.
Training, uniform, union
longs hours, less than 9 hours between shifts, management, lots of values and mission statement but only for looks.
Operator (Current Employee) – Langford, BC – 28 September 2016
I currently work at BC Transit as an operator. It's a pretty good place to work, but has it's demands. You get verbally assaulted quite often, the work is tight, and can be stressful dealing with other motorists on the road. The CEO is awful, and you're always being asked to work overtime. However the pay is very good and there's always a washroom nearby at the terminus. Compared to other jobs in Victoria, BC Transit isn't a bad choice!
Position not important (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 14 July 2016
Unfortunately the management of this operation is full of self-serving management executives only interested in complete stability in their positions and only offering an overworked and under paid environment for subordinates.
My experience is there is no commitment to employee personal growth and I witnessed a continuous revolving door of new hires and long term employees.
Many circles with spin in your head with improper guidance on objectives and there will be no commendation when you do a good job.
Don't let this organization pull you in with "Best Pension plan", "good work/life Balance" promises.
If you take a job here...... Keep looking and consider only transition employment
Don't work here if yiou are wanting long term employment!
Grunt (Former Employee) – Vancouver Island, BC – 11 March 2016
Horrible mangement, watched good people become totally changed...because of their drive for the top..most were the lazy ones...watched them destroy long term employees, and watched them destroy good union leaders, as they gave away the farm for management positions. (look at the pay now??). Hired foriegn workers from England over qualified Canadians because of the Double Decker program...lied about camera operations to the public and employees on transit coaches...
Totally clueless managers and an operation that clearly has no idea what it takes to be a well run service. Sad that the people that are impacted the most are often societies most vulnerable. No oversight and no accountability. I've never worked in a more dysfunctional environment and hope to avoid similar situations in the future.
Senior Project Analyst (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 14 August 2012
BC Transit is the provider of transit services for the Province of BC, with the exception of the lower mainland (serviced by Translink). I have had the opportunity to work on numerous capital projects during my tenure, ranging from conceptual light rail projects to actual builds of Operating and Maintenance facilities, Transit Exchanges, local bus shelter installations, and long term planning exercises. The Fixed Asset Construction team at BC Transit is comprised of enthusiastic young professionals, who drive change and lead by example!