Bus Operator (Current Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 30 March 2018
I started my employment with Island Coach Lines, which then became Grayline. That was a great workplace. Greyhound purchased us in 2005, and drove a very successful business into the ground. Greyhound is shutting down on Vancouver Island as of April 5, 2018.
Coach Operator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 March 2018
If you are ready to work as a slave this is the place. No If you are willing to work 14 days in a row and a 24 hr off than this is the place for you No family life Highest divorce rate in this company The worst is from the bottom to top level all are drivers, so to say even the management is full of drivers
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 25 September 2017
What started out to be a great place to work for the first fifteen years. All the guys and management were easy going and enjoyed what they were doing. Their was activities away from work sponsored by the Company and the employees that kept comrade ship up between employer and employees and made it a better place to work. The Golf and fishing tournaments, Christmas party's, and retirement parties. Then management change, the new regime started taking things apart and not caring anymore about the people who rode with us. They separated the freight from passenger service and started an internal feud.Passenger and freight service started to suffer badly. instead of trying to put it back together they started making cuts to try and show a profit and have cut their own throats through mismanagement. What a shame!
Coach Operator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 August 2017
ABSOLUTELY horrible experience. You will have no life, always away from home, and be treated like garbage by management and supervisors. Suspended for everthing without being able to defend yourself. They do not play by any rules. They're never wrong and will lie and cheat to make it seem like they are right.
The new driver hirees get paid less with no pension than the more senior drivers that were there before the change happened for the exact same work. But they'll work you harder because it's cheaper for them as it'd paid per mile driven.
16hr work days, 70 hrs week, 14 days straight, fight for your pay, pay is never right, dirty/unsafe buses, unsafe work practices, no home life, hotel sleeping, being bellitled by management
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 11 June 2017
on 2 hour call day and night. report and inspect bus. load passengers manage passengers at border crossing and at rest stops. provide as safe and as comfortable a ride as possible.
I learned how to drive manual and a large vehicle. I learn a great deal about safety and defensive driving at a professional level. I learn how to use landmarks as memory markers for navigating to various locations.
my people skills were enhanced because of the variety of people I worked with and for.
Culture was very poor. Management philosophy was to cover their butts and to catch workers doing things wrong. A culture of mistrusted on all levels.
The true pros were a joy to work with as they demonstrated that the goal was to be the best you could be.
hardest part was shift work and night runs.
day runs through the mountains in sunny weather
paid in us dollars
very long hours often with little rest between assignments
Coach Driver (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 April 2017
Loved driving the elderly to their shows and travelers to their destinations. Great conversations with many new people. The hardest part of my days would have been driving through downtown Toronto traffic.
Well renowned company, great equipment, great opportunities.
Motor Coach Operator (Former Employee) – Winnipeg City, MB – 4 November 2015
Was a fun place to work for, with a very reasonable management team.
Not a good spot for a brand new driver, as most of the undesirable routes were given (Flin Flon, etc) in the dead of winter, usually hauling a full trailer weighed down with 50-100lb poorly packaged freight that was loaded at the Depot by 2-3 guys and a forklift, and taken off alone by the driver in sometimes harsh weather conditions, all the while trying to maintain your passengers and adhering to a timeline.
I found that there wasn't a lot of positive development for new drivers, instead of being viewed as the "New Fish" (Prison Terms)
Love driving the Bus, love pleasant passengers, admire a functioning structure
Too much freight, too much added stress for a driver who's responsibility should be his bus, and passengers
bus driver (Current Employee) – toronto – 4 July 2015
Every day is never the same. I never knew what route I would do until arriving at work.Sometime times overnight stays. I found management to be aloof from its drivers, being more concerned with ways to save money. My coworkers were fun to get along with. The hardest part of my job was not having a consistent schedule and battling fatigue. The most enjoyable part of my job was travelling to different cities and making the trip enjoyable for my passengers.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Thompson, MB – 1 May 2015
I truly loved driving a highway coach for a career, both with Greyhound & formerly Grey Goose. I believe I have always been happiest when behind a wheel, that combined with seeing nature at its best (&its worst) & social interaction with people made for the best job ever! So why leave? Changes affecting choices in work schedules and general down-sizing made me consider a life change.
Coach Bus Operator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 January 2013
Greyhound was by far the best job i ever had. Traveling the country, seeing its beauty, going places i probably wouldn't have ever seen. Meeting great people, for the most part, in my experience, people on the coach are going to visit family, weddings, vacationing or just going home. The pay was amazing... i remember feeling guilty, driving the most well maintained and clean commercial vehicle ive ever had the pleasure to operate. The only downfall, for me& the reason for leaving,was too much time away from home.