I.T. Specialist (Former Employee), Newmarket, ON – January 22, 2014
Pros: testing, installing and seeing positive results, lots of overtime
Cons: basically i was disappointed when my contract was done. i enjoyed my position.
This was a new busing company from the U.S. coming here. You may know then as the big blue VIVA buses. I was there for the installation, setup and testing stages before "go live" Once everything I need to setup and tested there was nothing else for me because if anything went wrong down the road they had a service warranty and contract with INIT the – more... company they purchased the I.T. parts from in Virginia U.S. who would send a technician here to fix or replace whatever problems may have developed arisen. As for my rating above, since I was a contract employee I don't know about job security and advancement or benefits. – less
Para Transit Operation Manager (Former Employee), N. Charleston – April 11, 2014
Pros: the benefits-
Cons: the location managing styles..
Wonder why this job is posted so often? Here's why!!! The entire time I was there, it only seemed as if the GM questioned my colleges and subordinates about me and my performance rather than observing them herself. SHE IS DRIVEN OFF OF GOSSIP!!! The GM does not allow you to speak, and she has a very bad habit of cutting people off and telling them what – more... she think is the truth. She could be an absolute nightmare at times. The place is completely unorganized and needs to be evaluated from the top down. If you are looking to be unsuccessful, slave driven, micro managed, not appreciated, and treated like a non living being then this is the place for you otherwise don't waste your time!!! I have worked in public transportation for roughly 7 years and absolutely loved it!!! However, after my experience in N. Charleston, I have changed my career field completely! – less
Bus Operator (Current Employee), El Cajon, CA – March 7, 2014
Maximum hours, minimum pay. Very low worker morale. quick to fire. Work 14 hour days while only get paid for 8-9. No time to spend with family. Required to work days off repeatedly, or you are penalized.
Utility Technician (Former Employee), Mesa, AZ – February 19, 2014
Pros: stable job with annual raises
Cons: nothing comes to mind
Everyday is practically the same except for the few days where maybe passengers left not so ordinary messes. You will be scheduled throughout the week to do certain jobs each day. These include fueling the public transportation buses with proper fuel, driving them through a vehicle wash (similar to car wash but bigger), parking them in the correct parking – more... location, cleaning the interior (dusting, sweeping, mopping, etc.) of buses,and once a month detailing the interior of buses. I learned how to have a strong work ethic and being able to keep up with the physical demands of the work. Co-workers will vary depending on the type of person they are. So you might have a few scrooges in your crew. Hardest part would have to be to be able to handle the intensive labor. The most enjoyable part of the job would have to be being able to drive a bus, I mean come on that's not an everyday thing for a regular person. – less
Dispatcher - Operator (Former Employee), Chico, CA – February 2, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: too much overtime and shift not on a regular week
• Dispatching by two way communications and radio procedures to operators, direction the operators providing them with assistance in the field. Maintaining route times and schedules. • Provided customers service for Fixed Route and Paratransit transportation which includes trip planning and scheduling. • Computer skills used daily: Microsoft word, excel, – more... publisher, outlook, Veolia Dispatch System, Trapeze database, and Online Veoliavision, and Google maps. • Multiple phone line, heavy phone traffic • Processed a class B license with a passengers endorsement Very busy and stress full every day and lots of overtime. – less
Dispatcher (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – January 18, 2014
Pros: great hours, great benefits, great location
Cons: short breaks, having to work on holidays.
A typical work day would be a combination of various tasks, from scheduling trips on routes to rebuilding routes completely. I've gained alot of information from my experience working here. It is a very fast paced work enviornment where mulit-tasking is a must. Management was great, they stand behind their employees and create a fun yet proffesional – more... work enviornment for us. The hardest part of the job was not knowing what a typical work load would be because it varied everyday. I enjoyed this job because I had a great oppurtunity to interact with alot of different people and different personalities. – less