Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division

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Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division Reviews

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
9 Reviews

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Charles Carns
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  1.  

    Not the best place to work but not the best either.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Motorcoach Operator  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Motorcoach Operator in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    It's good for experience and making a little money.

    Cons

    They do not value employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better and maybe you wouldn't have such a high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good People, Bad Structure

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are very nice and create a great environment.

    Cons

    Out dated structure and backwards thinking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    MEARS TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS

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

    Pros

    The common employees are very good people.

    Cons

    No ones knows this until you get hired with MEARS TRANSPORTATION GROUP that their common employees top off at a certain pay. There is no room for an advancement unless you kiss behind, Mr. Carnes.
    I have never seen so much turn over as far as I have witness since I have been employed by MEARS TRANSPORTATION GROUP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get better and up date their system, about once a week the system that oversees the computers in Operations would clash/ DME ,Shuttle, Town car divisions . Management is the worsts. Management is always so negative there was no type of consistency in just simple policy and procedure. When it came to Christmas Parties the common employees is subject to a large white tent and the high upper management had lavish parties. All MEARS care about is money and more money. Management needs to be able to simply talk to their employees with some type of concern instead of talking down to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's an awesome place to worl-Mears

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver/Field Staff  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Driver/Field Staff in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    They train you well and pay you while you learn. I highly recommend them.

    Cons

    Schedules can be tough. You need to be fleible on your work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a lot of business talent all through your ranks of drivers. Look for them and promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Good place to work as far as your coworkers, they will help you out if you need it.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible....need to pay more if you want good people to stay. It’s a full time job/and I have no kids at home, and I still qualify for government asst...That is sad....You need another bread winner in the household if you want to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more approachable have some contact and ask for input as to how the job could be done better. There is a lot of room for it. And they need to pay better wages if you want to keep good people so they can maintain without assistance from the government.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keep looking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Motorcoach Operator  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Motorcoach Operator in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    The other employees become your family. Everybody in the HR building is great. (Questions are always addressed there.) It's very hard to say many positive things about this division of the company.

    Cons

    Low pay. Horrible schedule (they do it to torture you). You'll be required to work so late on your Friday that it runs into your saturday. Your Sunday you'll be scheduled early early morning. Sometimes 130am. If you say anything you'll be considered as complaining. Not all equipment is up to date and some buses are just disgusting. You are told your gratuity from charters is %10, but it's actually lower and on a lot of charters you get no gratuity at all. Just a $8.75/hr job to drive around a huge bus with people who act like they were raised in a jungle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and they'll do the same for your company in return. Don't be rude, acknowledge when someone addresses you. You're no better than the next guy, you don't own the business. Discrimination isn't tolerated....it's against the law.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Not for me"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    You get to read a book or magazine inbetween flights and get paid for it ~~
    Company pays for parking in the employee lot at OIA ~~
    You get an extra 15 minutes a day if you punch in before your shift ~~
    You arent docked for the 1/2 hour lunch/dinner break but you get indigestion real quick because you have to wolf down your food to get back to your post on time ~~

    Cons

    Lousy hours: You have to "bid" for the shift you need (or want); Its the lowest paying counter job at OIA; Mgrs "nit-pick" about everything from the length of your nails to your hair style to standing up while doing your job (even though for the last 8 years it didnt matter); You have to wear the ugliest uniform EVER (Black pants & yellow polo shirts or WHITE polyester shirts (depending on your position); Very stressful clients and the managers NEVER stand behind their employees actions or back them up; You ONLY get recognition if you do something wrong; You only get 1/2 hour for "lunch" with NO other breaks inbetween; Employee parking at OIA is 5 miles away and can only be gotten to by jam-packed shuttle bus that runs sporadically; No paid sick days (you have to be off 2 in order to get paid for 1 & then you need a doctors note to come back); Medical insurance is lousy (Humana) -- HIGH premiums for mediocre coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work WITH your employees NOT against them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inconsistent Enforcement of Company Policies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Motor Coach Operator  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Cash Tips. Autonomy. Having a positive impact on a family's vacation. Responsibility. Fantastic colleagues. Developing close work relationships.

    Cons

    Inconsistent implementation and enforcement of company policies.
    Inflexible scheduling: switching from early early mornings to afternoons with only a one or two day turn around.
    Not knowing your schedule until the day before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Old dogs need to learn new tricks. There are better widgets, and it's okay to try and make one. Be consistent. The customer is not always right - be willing to defend your loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Severly Low Salaries for Motor Coach Drivers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Motor Coach Driver  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Motor Coach Driver in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    They have more motor coach work than any other motor coach company in central florida.

    Cons

    The pay is so extremely low it's unbelievable. Much of their work is contracted from Disney and Disney encourages their guests NOT to tip their motor coach drivers which is not the industry standard and Mears "built-in" gratuities and commissions are so low that they don't come close to paying what these motor coach drivers should be making annually as compared to the rest of the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to start paying your motor coach drivers a real salary. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's web site Mears motor coach drivers salaries fall in the lowest 10% in the country! With bi-weekly paychecks of between $500.00 to $700.00 how on earth do you expect these drivers to survive when food, gas, health care, and housing prices have sky rocketed. You should be ashamed of yourselves for the low salaries you pay these drivers with the responsibilities that these drivers have for the lives of the passengers they drive each day and the responsibility of the half a million dollar coaches they drive each day. The pay is not adequate to the economic times we face. You're causing your drivers to stuggle to pay their bills and some are getting into debt over it.

    Doesn't Recommend

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