Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 10 January 2019
"Safely Home" is their motto, however, nothing could be further from the truth. Equipment is deplorable at best, and always seems to be failing. Preventative maintenance is rarely performed. Driver training is almost non existent, and people are placed behind the wheel with limited experience and knowledge. The pay and benefits are well below par in Northern BC, more specifically, the Peace Region. Perhaps worst of all, is the middle management. Extremely inexperienced and unable to take the slightest conflict. Drivers are very unhappy with management, but concerns are tossed out the window. Practices being performed may even constitute criminal negligence.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Terrace, BC – 30 December 2018
Diversified has core values but they are not reflected at all by the staff including management! Upper Management is distant and and sluffs things off that they feel are not worth their time for example, harrassment of any kind, employees causing drama in the workplace, etc. I was super excited when I got hired here but quickly realized how things really are and it's not good at all! In my 36 years of working this was hands down the worst place I have worked for. Very poor management, poor pay for the amount of work one person does.
Driver (Former Employee) – Fort St. John, BC – 8 November 2018
The management in Fort St John hires based on religious background. Complaints to her manager about bullying and bias are ignored even though complaints come from several employees. Worst manager and worst company ever!
Not even allowed to say Happy Birthday because of most of the staffs religious beliefs
Everything sucks and they often fail inspections because poor fleet management
Motor Coach Driver (Former Employee) – Fort Mcmurray,Alberta – 4 September 2018
One of our core values is Dedication and as diversified employees have a strong work ethic. We demonstrate perseverance and commitment. Moreover at Diversified transportation,our relationships with our customers,community and team are based on truth and reliability.
"School Bus Drivers" Deceptive Hiring Practices - Look Elsewhere!
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Various Locations, BC – 23 August 2018
Job Description promises work but doesn't deliver!.
Verify by checking their website for your particular region and job. Job description uses terms like "you will be driving approximately 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon", "You will be assigned a route that falls between the hours of 6:30 am - 9:30 am in the morning and between 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the evening". When in fact "you will" not be guaranteed "any" hours but instead are put on an existing "casual callout list" that already has many casuals on it. By examining senority lists it become evident that you may be on casual list for "years" before you secure a route!
One of their core values is "Integrity" which is obviously not practiced, "Safety" is another core value that really does not carry much weight when they don't allow enough time to do proper Pre-Trip inspections when they only afford you 1/2 hour to do. In all honesty, many reputable operators will do an proper inspection while others will short change their inspections due to company's pay allowance od only 1/2 hr.
On the positive side (one of few) the in house training to get your class 2 license was excellent. It's worth putting in the time (2 weeks) if your want to get your class 2 but in all reality if you are wanting to drive you will grow old waiting for descent hours and a descent pay check from this company. I truly hope this helps you make a informed choice - I didn't as I was unaware of all of this until I had been there for several days of training. One other important item: you are added to the existing "casualmore... list" based on the "pick of the draw". After you finish their training course all the trainees names are put in a hat and drawn for senority. If you are the last drawn then as slight as your chances of getting your "own route" has diminished from next to "0" in several years to ???? LOL, LOL, LOL.less
Employee Services Assistant (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 9 August 2018
Typical day is a continuous stream of drivers requesting services, management tend to micromanage which has been the hardest part, most enjoyable is the drivers, so sweet and friendly. I learned with this company that not is all that it seems.
Coach Driver (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 24 July 2018
this is one of the best company i worked for ,offers good benefits and salary and the company is unionized .management is very cooperative and always try to do best for there employees and for the clients as well.
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 22 July 2018
The worse company to work for, they try in any way to scam your hours. Operation managers who most of them don’t know they are doing, cheap to the point they keeping us without flexible shuttle to take us when finishing our shift.
Site Supervisor & Dispatch (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 June 2018
great staff and co workers, maintenance shops take care of you. very flexible employment. They offer many different areas where you can work and if you want to stay close or head out to camps they can work to your needs.
Middle Management (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 27 April 2018
Diversified is a great company to work for with lots of opportunity for advancement if you put the work in. Core values and safety are paramount to the culture at this company and it shows in its results and success.
Bus operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 19 April 2018
Amazing staff from all over the world and canada. The company buses are well maintained. The training is top class. We had 2 weeks of training and then we went through thorough mentoring. I surely miss those days