Metro Transit St. Louis Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Fun and friendly company serving the transportation needs of metro stl area.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Metro Transit St. Louis part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free transportation to and from my job and any event I was going to in Illinois and Mo area around St. Louis. Great web site for traveling in the area with special events.

    Cons

    Applied for several higher positions without any communication from company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge job applications with some form of communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Outdated practices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metro Transit St. Louis

    Pros

    Cool supervisors
    Casual Friday
    New office building in April

    Cons

    Very outdated management practices
    ideas move painfully slow through the upper ranks
    Not much room for creative ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times and listen to your market. They need non-politically driven presidents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Not A Bad Place To Work, But Needs A Change To Remain Descent.

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    Current Employee - Electromechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Electromechanic in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Metro Transit St. Louis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours (for the most part), Good Front line Supervisors, Overtime, Never Get Bored With The Same Job Task. Nice Co-workers. On The Job Training.

    Cons

    Very Poor Parts Management. 24/7/365 day job. Going on 3 years without a raise. 5 years without a union contract. Top Heavy Management. Always Short handed. Poor Engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Start, Work with the Union to get a Union Contract. Bring Wages to A Satisfied Level to Prevent Loss of Higher Skilled Workers. Overhaul the Parts Department To Actually Stock Parts in Orderly Fashion(not 3 weeks after we need the part).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not keeping pace with minimum wage

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    Current Employee - Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Metro Transit St. Louis

    Pros

    Flexible about time off. upward mobility if you can get out of the arch. Indoor climinate controlled environment to work in.

    Cons

    Raises are basically non existant. Unless you can transfer your skills to another department with in the agency you are stuck at a dead end at the gateway arch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just give us lip service. Put your money where your mouth is when you say we are doing a good job. Also it's kind of insincere that virtually no one who is above the the minimum wage level takes transit to work. I highly doubt the CEO from chesterfield is taking the bus to the metrolink to get to work every day.

  6. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Metro Transit St. Louis

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, the people are fun, and it's a worthy cause. Public transportation is something everyone should be behind.

    Cons

    Not really able to advance within the company right now. Hopefully this will change once the economy picks up some more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are other positions besides bus drivers/light rail vehicale operators/maintenance people that are mission critical. You should consider hiring more people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. I'm outta here!

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Metro Transit St. Louis

    Pros

    Employer-paid transit benefit, pension vested at 5 years, good 401K program, free flu shots and health screenings, work-out room, good location downtown on Lacledes Landing

    Cons

    Terrible communication lines, not much room for movement upward, shabby work environment, out of touch with customer needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to give feedback on a more regular basis, recognize positives and achievement

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. One in which I learned alot and met some very good people.

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    Former Employee - Rail Manager/Controller
    Former Employee - Rail Manager/Controller

    I worked at Metro Transit St. Louis

    Pros

    Upper management sees you as a person not a number. The people, especially my co-workers, were very kind and good to me

    Cons

    Metro/Bi-State is very conservative like the rest of Missouri. It needs to work on accepting all people, ages, sizes, races and orientations as equal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving people laterally can help with boredom from being on the same job for 15 yrs. Just saying some old heads would have enjoyed new duties.

    Recommends

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