Los Angeles Metro Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Learned a Ton

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entry Level Trainee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Entry Level Trainee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many talented people to learn from and a great place to kick start a career from the "Entry Level Trainee Position".

    Cons

    Difficult to get work done. Silos keep departments from working together, they almost seem to distrust/hate each other. Not very much fun to be had in the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Break down silos.


  2. Entry Level Trainee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entry Level Trainee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Entry Level Trainee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very accessible via Metro or Metrolink, free unlimited TAP Card, great location, CEO is very knowledgeable, conducts many good company events

    Cons

    No paid time off, vacation or sick days as a Trainee. Might take a while to get promoted. Cafeteria and gym for the company could use some work

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to give Entry Level Trainee's paid time off because if the company forces its employees to take holidays, they should get paid that day


  3. Not bad, not good

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

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    enjoyed the challenge of pushing the idea of public transportation to a community of car lovers

    Cons

    - too many people coasting, waiting for retirement
    - upper management was closed to innovative ideas


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  5. Bus Operator- Los Angeles, CA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    full benefits after you become a f/t bus operator after 18 months of being p/t, free rides as a employee

    Cons

    If your out on medical leave for a year and your doctor don't release you back in time to return to work they will fire you and you loose all your seniority, benefits, health insurance etc and you have to reapply all over again as a new applicant and start at the bottom go threw training all over again. If your doctor say you can return but with limitation they will not find you any work in the company ( light duty) and you will still be fired. Also they want let you move up because inside people put there family members up there in high positions so you can forget management positions even though you have the experience to do it. You want move up anywhere in the company unless your there at least 5 years, good attendance record etc

    Advice to Management

    listen to the bus operator stop listening to passengers all the time because they lie


  6. Very fair and if you like public transportation you will love driving for metro

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transit Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Transit Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Once you become full time the hours match the salary

    Cons

    Thr passengers! Can get very mean but don't let it bother you

    Advice to Management

    Keep your doors open and listen to the eployees more.


  7. Not a good learning experience

    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good People
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - No Set training
    - Too many tasks given from multiple managers
    - No Guidance

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge when the person does a good job in their work. Also, when doing performance reviews, point out what tasks the person did goodinstead of just pointing out the negative. That way the person will know what they can improve on and feel a bit happy knowing that their is some work that they did good on.

    As for the training, a training plan should be created for the intern to look back into so that they do not have to constantly ask questions to higher management. When I asked management, they always seemed annoyed because they had to stop working.

    For the work, start the intern with small tasks and slowly build up and teach them new things once they get comfortable. Don't give them work that management has been putting off for half a year and expect the intern to magically complete it within a week. It's not possible.


  8. Great for Starters

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place
    Flexible hours
    Great People
    Ok Pay

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  9. Helpful (1)

    Red tape and deadwood

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

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some dedicated, wonderful workers; great programs

    Cons

    Some deadwood personnel make it difficult to be productive and efficient.; lacking team spirit

    Advice to Management

    Listen to worker bees


  10. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    benefits is very good for a part timer

    Cons

    start as a part time
    stressful

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (1)

    MTA (METRO) poor working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tansit in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tansit in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    They hire anyone , easy to pass testing because instructors give the answers , they are under pressure to get drivers behind the wheel. If the public knew how inebit and clueless a lot of these drivers are they wouldn't get on the buses

    Cons

    Your just a badge number to managment. Worked in mass transit 30 plus years Here 10 everyone dislikes everyone. Prision yards probably have more unity. NO support from transit security your on your own when out on streets.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of that ivory tower and ride the system you manage.



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