Atlantic Express

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Atlantic Express Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
9 Reviews
3.9
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    AE is a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Atlantic Express full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company support your decision.

    Cons

    As a supervisor we have to make sure the buses pass DOT inspection

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we have to work as a team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at Atlantic Express was a learning process.

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    Former Employee - Clerical Work
    Former Employee - Clerical Work

    I worked at Atlantic Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best reasons when I was working there is the flexibility of the Job.

    Cons

    The challenges of working there, was that every day was a new experience of learning something new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the greatest thing in working with a company is when, they are flexible, sensitive to the needs and challenges of there employees. Especially when they are a great asset to the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good job while it lasted

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    Former Employee - IT Technician  in  Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at Atlantic Express full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment, even when tasks got busy. Most of the people there were very friendly and it wasn't hard to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    The company no longer is in business as it filed for bankruptcy late last year, and closed it's doors on the last day of the year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    National Director of Safety & Compliance

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    Current Employee - National Director of Safety & Compliance  in  Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - National Director of Safety & Compliance in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at Atlantic Express full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Camaraderie. Large company but a family like environment.

    Cons

    Company has entered into bankruptcy/liquidation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Atlantic Express

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    Former Employee - Data Entry  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Atlantic Express full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Atlantic Express was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    The company filed for bankruptcy and is no longer in business.

  7.  

    Worked for 22 years at company

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Atlantic Express full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great weekends and vacation time. Everything Okay until strike of 2013

    Cons

    too many to list without harming ones status at company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent place while you look for something better

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver  in  Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Farmingdale, NY

    I worked at Atlantic Express part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Mon-Fri, split shift so you can do shopping, go to a doctors appointment, or get your haircut after your AM run.

    -Decent hourly wage.

    -Pays better hourly than most CDL B jobs on Long Island. You make the same working part time as you would working for Rides Unlimited fulltime.

    Will train you to get a CDL if don't have one, FREE training and they pay you minimum wage while training. I've heard many complain that they pay you minimum wage while training, most CDL schools will charge you thousands to get a CDL, Atlantic Express trains you for free and pays you while doing it. When I got my CDL I had to do it on my own time and didn't get paid a dime.

    Cons

    -Split shift so it takes up your entire day, you pull out of the yard at 6am and pull in for the day after 4pm, your whole day is gone and you get for 4-6 hours a day. You have a 4-6 hour period after your AM run before your PM run. Sure it's off time, but you are at home responsible for your bus, you will probably be like the rest and end up sitting at home watching TV or napping afraid to do anything be cause you'll be tired for your PM run.

    -At least with other part tine jobs that are NOT split shift work does not consume your entire day. While driving a school bus most wake up at 4-5am get into work before those who work an 8 hour day, and get home around the same time as someone with a 8-4 full time job.

    -Runs suck until you gain seniority, the senior drivers get the great runs and you get whatever is leftover for the newbies to pick from. You don't move up based on your job performance but move up based on how long you've been there.

    -If they train you to get your CDL you are required to stay a year, part of the pre hire paper work you fill out is the legal paper work they serve with to sue you if you leave early. I thought it was awesome they made you fill out the paper work they file a lawsuit against you and the paperwork they serve you with, nice touch. lol

    -Decent hourly wage, but the hours you get per week you cannot live on in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    School Bus drivers should probably be the best of the best in the industry, am I wrong? Sure there are retirees working there with decades of experience but how sharp are their driving skills? People leave this job as soon as they can because they don't make enough money and get crappy runs while the senior drivers get the best runs.

    First do away with seniority, you shouldn't be able to move up just by being in the seat longest. Award runs by attendance, safety record, performance.

    Next you need to make this a job that the best want to keep, not give up at the first shot at a better job. Increase the wages where those who are not retirees living off a pension can actually afford an apartment on their own. Have drivers eligible for the NYS pension plan so they have something to look forward to and after decades of taking care of our communities children will be taken care of when they retire.

  9.  

    Very inconsistent.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlantic Express part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to gain some CDL experience.

    Cons

    Crappy pay!! You will need a second job in order to survive..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise Please??

  10.  

    Fine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlantic Express

    Pros

    Family Environment makes hard work easier to do

    Cons

    Very challenging but as are most jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its working well

    No opinion of CEO

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