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Career killer.

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

I have been working at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

You can ride the bus for free. The benefits package for the administrative personnel is equivalent to the city benefits.

Cons

(This is for non-union staff) You will likely never advance here. You may not even get the job you interview for, and quite often, the interviewers will lead you to believe you will be accepting a job further down your career path, until you get hired and discover you are a glorified data entry person. Or secretary. Unless you are upper management, you will likely not get a raise - or at least not anytime soon. There is very little career development in any department. You can be moved anywhere in the organization on a supervisors whim, and you have no recourse. You can be disciplined for lack of training or knowledge in a position you were forced into, and have no recourse. For many staff, unless the person above leaves or dies, you will never advance. The salaries are some of the lowest in the market. There are a couple positions here that have about a 6 month turnover rate - HRT pays almost 10,000 under market value for someone with any experience in that position.

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Career development would be nice, especially when the salaries for those not in upper management aren't going to grow. Truth in advertising - it sucks to be interviewed for a position, told you will have certain duties, then show up and realize that the work your subordinates did at your last employers is now what you will be doing. No one likes going backwards, especially due to a gross misrepresentation and at a lesser salary too.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a job for everyone

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hampton Roads Transit

    Pros

    Decent pay for a TEMPORARY job

    Cons

    Everything!!! Toxic work place created by a handful of supervisors that are unhappy with their job.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An organization with many opportunities for 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 Hampton Roads Transit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company constantly expanding presenting great opportunities for growth. New management is very dedicated to the success of the organization and supportive of staff. Awesome benefits including employee paid health and dental, retirement plan, paid vacation and paid sick leave!

    Cons

    The organization is a political subdivision serving 6 cities and is overseen by representatives from each of those cities. HRT currently does not have a dedicated funding source and must request operating money from the cities each year. This places a lot of constraints and limits on the organization both financially and operationally.

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