Chicago Transit Authority

  www.transitchicago.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Chicago Transit Authority Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
37 Reviews

2.8
37 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Terry Peterson
16 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    A very good challenge.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full-Time Bus Operator  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Full-Time Bus Operator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a place that's challenging and can be very advancing in the company.

    Cons

    Working with the public has it's up and downs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more compassion for empolyees and understanding.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Car Repairman  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Car Repairman in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    get to pick work location, shift, duties- seniority based

    Cons

    too much deducted for pension

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience with CTA is ok but I wish I had never applied.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority

    Pros

    Ok pay, the job is pretty stable, free transportation, you can get overtime, meeting a lot of people. There are alot of jobs available within the company.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in company unless you know some one. Management is horrible, Benefits are horrible for part timers. Terrible hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring outside of the company and hire from within.

  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority

    Pros

    Ability to learn various functions.

    Cons

    Outdated, not open to forward thinking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    more cons than pros

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority full-time

    Pros

    It is a company that has you doing many different things and with many different people.

    Cons

    Pension and Benefits are not what they used to be. Very demanding with very little advancement and raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral is very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority full-time

    Pros

    Longevity and good benefits make the salary very competitive

    Cons

    Pension is great, but holds a person in golden handcuffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and educational opportunities needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The pay was decent, but it is a 24/7 company. So, be prepared to miss holidays and special occasions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meeting different people everyday and experiencing how transportation operate. Free transportation around the city. The pay help you provide for your family, but you will work hard for it.

    Cons

    Does not care about employees and it is hard to get days off that you want. They are constantly changing their benefits, therefore field employees receive short end of the stick.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Working for the Chicago Transit Authority was a very enriching experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay was very good for certain positions.

    Cons

    Politics can ruin your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and listen to the employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    pay outweighs politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    coworkers become family even though there's a VERY diverse workforce, pay is excellent, most foreman are easy to get along with, could be a job for life

    Cons

    hired on as temporary, told that you will be permanent fairly quickly but that doesn't happen, was there for over 7 years and still didn't become permanent, bean counters downtown couldn't care less about you - you're simply a badge number not a human with a life or family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop counting 'beans' and start listening to and seeing your employees, understand that they are humans, realize that not everything is always 'black and white' - there are many gray areas in life

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    They change a lot and then they use the change and fire peoples.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bus Mechainc
    Former Employee - Bus Mechainc

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If they stop all the change they do , and stop firing peoples it would be a good place to work.

    Cons

    Stop all the change and let peoples do their work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take the change out on those that work hard for u and speak up for your self.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for Chicago Transit Authority? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.