Poor training, dog eat dog environment, no family/ personal life
Bus Technician (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZ – November 19, 2013
Pros: easy job, secure
easy job, lots of politics, constant changing environment/rules. poor union relationships. pay is ok but new contract employees wont make as much as the older contract employees. company favoritism supported.
Bus operator (Former Employee), Tempe, AZ – November 17, 2013
Pros: great pay, great benifites.
Cons: very strickt on missing work or coming in late.
Working here was a career, and most drivers have been here for 10-18 years plus, so it is defiantly secure.They are now owned by "first transit", so I do not know how they are now but when it was Veolia we even got great raises, not the usual 25 cents. we get $1.00 raise on your year to date anniversary of being a driver for Veolia. for example I started – more... at $11 and change, 3 years later was making $14.65 – less
Excellent work place with chances to work a lot of overtime.
Paratransit Driver (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – October 25, 2013
Cons: stayed busy all day which made the time go by faster.
My work routine was coming in to the assignment window,picking up my route. After that I got my bus and did a pre-trip inspection. I completed my manifest as it was unless any changes were made throughout the day. Upon completion of my route I did my post trip inspection and cashed out at the assignment window. I completed my job every day with little – more... or no supervision through my whole tenure at veolia. There wasn't anything hard about the job and I enjoyed transporting my clients to and from destinations in a timely manner. – less
Safety Intern (Current Employee), Garden City, NY – October 16, 2013
A typical day at the office filing paper work putting drivers data into the computer making sure that all the drivers 19A file and safety files are in order also the hardest part about the job is when you call the drivers into the office and pull them out of service so that there medical are up to date
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – October 8, 2013
High volume call center (120-200 calls a day) supporting OCTA Access program. Part time employee roughly 30 hours/week. 10 Hour shifts. All supervisors are friendly and capable of handling any problems that you might come across. Daily tasks were taking inbound calls from clients wishing to book/check/cancel their rides on the program. Best part of – more... the job was helping those in need. – less
Paratransit Driver (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, CO – October 5, 2013
My day started at 6:00 a.m. with a pre-trip inspection of my bus, and starting up the on board computer to get my route for the morning. I would leave the yard at approximately 6:15 a.m. to pick up my first passengers. After picking up and dropping off all passengers, the first half of my day ended at 9:30 a.m. The second half of my split shift started – more... at 1:30 p.m. and went thru 6:00 p.m.
I learned to operate a para-transit bus, use a wheelchair lift and properly secure wheelchairs. Communicating with my passengers to let them know what was going on throughout the trip.
My co-workers were very good with helping out when it was needed. I very much enjoyed working with them.
The hardest part of the job was getting used to all of the cameras onboard the vehicles.
The most enjoyable part was working with my passengers. – less