MV Transportation

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MV Transportation Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
67 Reviews
2.2
67 Reviews
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Alex Lodde
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I earned my cdl class B license with passengers and air brakes endorsement with paid training (in 4 reviews)

  • Receiving a class b cdl with passenger and air brake endorsement (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay for huge responsibility (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of professionalism in the training department (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Commercial driver and customer service experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City Bus Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - City Bus Driver in Dallas, TX

    I worked at MV Transportation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The balance of work-life can be well predicted on most occasions. The benefits provided are optional and dpending on your location, can be either expensive or economic. Training is provided if new to the field and a lot of the divisions even provide in-house certification.

    Cons

    There seems to be potential devalueing of the company from employees the longer and longer I was at a division. Whether on the clock or not, I refrained from hearing the drama and rumors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring dispatchers that already have mass transit experience and a high level of maturity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Hyattsville, MD
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Hyattsville, MD

    I have been working at MV Transportation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A paycheck
    Cool people
    Metro accessible

    Cons

    pay for the amount of work
    No breakroom

    Recommends
  3.  

    Okay depending on which contract you work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Driver in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at MV Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meeting the public
    Working with disabled/special needs individuals
    Interesting schedules

    Cons

    The pay and benefits vary depending on where you work. I started for the company in one state than transferred my job. The job was excellent where I started but I was stepping into a sweat shop where I transferred to. Management doesn't stand up for the employees in regards to relations between us and the local transit authority. Whatever whim they have we have to deal with. Routes bid are never structured the same twice, I should be able to bid on the same route over and over if it works for me. The company does not honor union contracts. They cut working hours randomly, while this is understandable due to service level (they can't give you work that isn't there) they could still manage operations better so the drivers are getting a more steady cut of working hours. There's little or no respect given to senior drivers(by this I mean those with years in or those with years of experience).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to stand up for the employees more.

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

    Corporate Cluelessness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Many Hats in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Many Hats in San Jose, CA

    I worked at MV Transportation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Willingness to let you work, Awesome co-workers

    Cons

    They have no clue as to the pulse of any particular Div. also needs better starting wage along with yearly increases. praise your backbone more often. They would like to know they're needed and appreciated too!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your work force , Also give some employees a chance for atonement, Some are fired for almost know reason at all! Mangers are suppose to be bias, Not to get rid of all, what they would call a " Threat to their own selection process" Most employees can make their job easier if they would take suggestions and become a little flexible. All Div. are different.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, but not good benefit...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Network Engineer in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Network Engineer in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at MV Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company, many opportunities & branchers.

    Cons

    need to offer more salary and benefit

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Over worked.Don't care about the employees

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

    I have been working at MV Transportation

    Pros

    Good pay.fulltime hours.paid time off

    Cons

    Too busy..shows favoritism.Too many dumb rules.get written up over anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    If red bull gets sued for their slogan. Mv's "we provide freedom" should get sued as well. This company provides modern slavery.

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

    I have been working at MV Transportation (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gaining experience and learning a lot. Receiving a class b cdl with passenger and air brake endorsement.

    Cons

    Training was horrible, I had to ask my fellow drivers if I had a question and wanted it to be answered properly. My trainer spoke horrible english, and couldn't explain a freakin thing, he was incompetent and taught the trainees all wrong, and if you didn't understand him or was confused, or even made a mistake because ur new, he would get so mad! Couldn't even teach the newer drivers after me how to make a right turn on a gillig! We had 14 DRIverS in training and because of the instructor, 13 left... What's even worse is that a couple other drivers, including myself have not received my real cdl. I'm still using my temp license that's been getting extended every two months! I'm going to get to the bottom of this. I'm really grateful for the experience I gained with this company, but the supervisors are morons... And they pay so badly for the kind of work they give. You even work 6 days a week every week, 10-14 hours. Say good bye to life. Provide freeddom my...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, exciting challenges, love day to day tasks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MV Transportation

    Pros

    New opportunities, great co-workers for the most part, learned a great deal of knowledge thus far, like my day to day duties and tasks

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, no raises over past years, can't keep up with the increase in cost of living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of how your decisions to cut costs by slashing benefits affects your employees struggling to make ends meet without raises to combat the ever rising cost of living

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paratransit Driver in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Paratransit Driver in Melrose Park, IL

    I worked at MV Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, mangers willing to work with you.

    Cons

    Low pay and expensive benefits and bidding for shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retrain dispatchers to be courteous and respectful to drivers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mixed bag, but an opportunity.I worked at a local service, not at the corporate office.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Para Transit Driver in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Para Transit Driver in Fairfield, CA

    I worked at MV Transportation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Passenger Endorsement training, some good practice with experienced drivers.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism in the training department. No concept of what standards are for training in a professional setting. However, the transportation industry is still in the dark ages with things like training, documentation ... also with the idea that you shouldn't yell at people at work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your supervisors, manager and trainers. Some have no idea how to manage people in a respectful way. All that stuff in the employee handbook about respectful environment is lost on some.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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