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30+ days ago

DRIVERS

MV Transportation Fairfax, VA

We are searching for Driver Professionals who are experienced in PARATRANSIT operations as well as those interested in launching a DRIVING CAREER… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

MECHANICS NEEDED! (BONUS OPPORTUNITY)

MV Transportation Fairfax, VA +2 locations

• Diagnoses, examines, and investigates vehicles to determine causes of defective operation of engines, transmissions, differential units… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Utility Worker

MV Transit Fairfax, VA +3 locations

• Vehicles parked according to facility parking plan. All fleet damage documented and communicated to appropriate personnel in the case of unreported… CareerBuilder


16 days ago

Maintenance Manager

MV Transportation Herndon, VA +2 locations

The Maintenance Manager manages all day-to-day maintenance aspects of this Fixed Route Operation. The Maintenance Manager will insure that all… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Window Dispatcher

MV Transit Fairfax, VA

• Monitors radio, telephones and on-road provision of service for quality. • Assists Operations Supervisor to ensure appropriate workforce level… CareerBuilder


4 days ago

Shop Foreman

MV Transportation Fairfax, VA

along with the management of the maintenance program budget. The Shop Foreman will be responsible for training and development of the maintenance… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Special Project Manager ITS

MV Transportation Fairfax, VA

are as follows: • Supervise and coordinates vehicle installation of ITS equipment working along with the vendor, client, and maintenance… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Maintenance Technicians (Bonus Opportunities Available)!

MV Transportation Fairfax, VA

We are seeking experienced A, B & C level mechanics for our West Ox Division. Successful candidates will perform preventative maintenance, diagnosis… CareerBuilder


4 days ago

Facility Technician

MV Transportation Fairfax, VA

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our division 153 as a Facility Technician. The successful candidate must possess the ability to… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

MECHANICS NEEDED!

MV Transit Fairfax, VA +2 locations

• Diagnoses, examines, and investigates vehicles to determine causes of defective operation of engines, transmissions, differential units… CareerBuilder


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    Only recommended if you're desperate for a job, but don't stay for long.

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at MV Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly coworkers at or below my level, only a few above
    -A big focus on safety in all departments
    -Quick to implement policies, but mostly reactive to an incident or recommendation from corporate.

    Cons

    -No negotiation of employment terms whatsoever, you either accept or reject their offer.
    -High-pressure work environment, and unsanitary at times.
    -Very tough (almost insane) work schedules, with little vacation time and almost impossible to balance work and life.
    -Unless you're part of a union, very minimal benefits (which take a large part of your paycheck if you sign up for them).
    -Attendance policies that are reminiscent of high school (again, depends if you're part of a union).
    -Lots of mistakes were made as a result of human error in scheduling operators.

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    While the management was efficient in terms of the amount of time they took in making decisions, they are very frugal about their spending. Unfortunately, this means that less money is being spent on the employees as a result. I understand that the company is trying to secure as many contracts as they can, but they manage to do this by cutting costs where they hurt the most. Especially in the area that I was working in, there was no way I could make a decent living with the wages I was earning. This sticking point was a big issue with my colleagues, and, as an example of how bad it was, whenever we had any training session or meeting with management, it would get "hijacked" with this topic, sometimes causing us to turn on each other. When I saw this happening in my second week of employment, I realized that I had made a huge mistake in accepting employment there.

    Now I realize that not all employees will have the same experience as I did, especially those with contracts in different parts of the country. However, when it comes to working for Fairfax Connector (either for MV or as a County employee), I wouldn't recommend it. The demands requested by the client were very demanding and, sometimes, a waste of money. This isn't MV's fault, but there were some things MV could do to improve the situation. For starters, the only software that I used in my entire employment was Microsoft Excel. We used it for creating schedules, managing vacation time, sending reports to our client, and keeping track of various bits of information that was called in by our operators. Since Excel can't catch any errors, it was frequently prone to human error. It was so bad that, when someone didn't show up for work, I had to assume that said person was on vacation because, nine times out of ten, that operator had been approved for vacation, but the person in charge of creating schedules failed to notice this. As such, I had to find coverage for a shift that should've been covered in the first place, so that meant that someone would be getting overtime as a result (which is more money that doesn't need to be spent). Furthermore, this was difficult as well because I had to make sure someone wasn't working more hours than they were legally allowed to, so sometimes I had to find two or three people to cover one shift. On top of the recurring duties that I had to complete, this was a recipe for a high-pressure work environment. There were some days that I didn't even get a break for eight hours straight because I was extremely busy with the duties I had to complete.

    Another problem is that I had managers that sometimes failed to "filter" their emotions when it came to emails. It's one thing to see an email ridden with typos and grammatical errors (which was common), but it's another to be writing emails in all caps, explaining why we aren't doing a good job and what new procedure they're implementing as a result. I almost had a panic attack whenever I got an email from a certain manager because someone did something wrong and he felt it was necessary to have a nervous breakdown based on his wording and the text being in all caps. There were memos posted in the office like this as well, and I felt that this was very unprofessional and insulting (I asked them about this one time, but they claimed that they're truly not angry, but merely getting the word out).

    Finally, unless you had an absolute emergency, only two people could take a vacation at one time. This usually wasn't a problem for me, but if you're starting off and you want to take some time off during the holidays, forget about it. The senior people took those spots already, so unless you have family in the area, you had to spend the holidays at home (you'd most likely get the actual holiday off, but you couldn't travel because you had to work on the days surrounding it). When I asked why only two could take off, the reasoning was to limit overtime costs. Again, I understand the company wishes to limit costs, but please, don't let it tear our families apart!

    I know I said more that I had planned for, but this is just painting the picture of one's experience. Again, the situation may be different for those working on different contracts, but after reading the other reviews on here, I wholeheartedly agree with them. Only work for MV if you're desperate for a job.

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