Coast Mountain Bus Company

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Updated Jul 16, 2014

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3.4 10 reviews

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Coast Mountain Bus Company President & General Manager Haydn Acheson

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Mindless and boring, but a guaranteed govt pension

    Transit Operator (Current Employee) Richmond, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood holidays, reasonable wage, pension. flexible hours (with seniority)

    ConsDealing with the public and traffic can be challenging, especially with the rash of violent assults on bus drivers these days.

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter protect your drivers from violent passenger assaults

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Maintenance division is run by a micro-manager

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsAlmost impossible to get fired.
    Good benefits (excellent pension plan, lots of vacation).
    Co-workers are good people, generally a friendly and co-operative work environment.

    ConsMaintenance division is micro-managed; short-term thinking prevails.
    If another division's VP calls you, and you answer the phone, you will take crap from your manager and your director and your VP about having spoken with them; the departmental silos are rigidly enforced.
    Lots of paperwork.
    The details that you're required to report in the paperwork will be immediately forgotten by those who signed off on it.
    Glass ceiling for tradespersons.
    They claim to support employee growth, but downsizing staff means no time for training courses, and you'll need to continue your regular job while doing "growth" in a new job.
    No thanks for a job well done; many complaints forever for any detail not done right.
    Not permitted to telecommute, even on rare occasions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt sucks to be working in a micro-managed environment.
    Morale is poor in the maintenance division.
    The focus on headcount and minute costs results in not enough people to do the work tasked, resulting in delayed projects, and fighting fires rather than pro-active management. This results in increased costs.
    Project delay reports don't accurately show why delays occur, due to people pushing the cause of delays on to other departments to avoid taking crap themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible Work Environment

    Coordinator (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsPay is pretty good that's really the only reason to work there

    ConsTerrible morale among staff, ancient outdated processes, management and staff do not have a good working relationship

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is very outdated feels like going into the 70s. Skills required at this company would not transfer to any other working environments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work with good benefits and pay for entry level positions

    Administrative In HQ (Former Employee) Surrey, BC (Canada)

    ProsGreat benefits and lots of vacation. Great pay for entry level positions and for positions that require little to no education. Very friendly people. Supervisors were great - they were appreciative of a job well done.

    ConsIt is much better work in an administrative role other than a bus driver. The bus drivers seemed stressed out a lot from dealing with passengers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to management - compared to other places I've worked management was pretty good here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a bad place to work if you become a favourite

    Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood pay and benefits. Better to get a unionized position in this company

    ConsOffice politics and gossip, active animosity and backstabbing. Favouritism over job performance. Lack of job security. No control over increasing work load due to senior management drive for "efficiencies". Significant portion of required job duties already performed by other departments and not meaningfully related to core job functions. Lack of dependable, meaningful vertical and horizontal communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease quality and quantity of meaningful communication and create an atmosphere where employee feedback is believed to be valued and taken into consideration.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent benefits and opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Proscompany has excellent benefits and offers great opportunities to grow with the company

    Consmanagement not forthcoming with staff, even though execs promote this.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Morale is down

    Employee (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsTransit pass, pension, benefits, mostly hardworking coworkers.

    ConsLacking equality, favoritism by Managers, too many Managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey seem to forget that they have jobs because the Operators are out driving buses.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not too shabby

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) North Surrey, BC (Canada)

    ProsBenefits are good and the job is easy

    ConsA lot of useless managers that make decisions that do not support the betterment of the organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of useless Managers that have no accountabilty for their poor performance

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    The job pays the bills, has OK benefits, and has a gold plated pension.

    Operator (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsAdequate benefits, good pension, flexible work schedules, above average vacation time, good apy.

    ConsPoor senior management, muddled middle management, poor morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLose 30% of current middle management, and their support staff. Give front line supervisors more authority to allocate resources as required.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Conventional Driver for Coast mountain bus company. Excellent job.

    Conventional Driver (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsVery Flexible hours (Seniority based) You pick your hours/days off 4 times a year.
    Flexible with time off - you can bank overtime/stats for extra vacation
    3 weeks vacation to start- goes up to 6 weeks +6 days, with the option to bank 2 weeks of stats and 2 weeks of overtime.
    Very competative pay
    Not constantly supervised.....very independant- almost self employed without the stress of costs.
    Location- In the lowermainland of BC, you can transfer
    Great benefits
    Max Pension is 70% of average 5 highest grossing years.

    ConsStationary job- lots of sitting
    Driving can be considered high stress.
    Managing weight.
    Seniority based, so your flexibility is minimal untill you get a couple of years in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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