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New Jersey Transit Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
20 Reviews
3.5
20 Reviews
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Veronique ("Ronnie") Hakim
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  1.  

    Not a terrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New Jersey Transit part-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good, people are friendly if not too friendly.

    Cons

    Cutbacks for non-union employees, and an older work force

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    i have very good expirienced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Driver
    Former Employee - Part Time Driver

    I worked at New Jersey Transit part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    stable, fair management, excellent bus maintenance

    Cons

    I feel that there is no significant problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue the system in place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful job with no pay raise

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit

    Pros

    Now...good benefits, what about tomorrow?

    Cons

    Stressful job for bus operators. No pay increase, long hours & wear & tear on your body being stuck in the drivers seat. No break, lunch & lack of compassion for operators. Don't like being told to let non paying passengers ride free. (Most being habitual offenders). It's not fair to those who pay faithfully & NJ TRANSIT is losing an enormous amount of revenue as it is being done statewide on bus and rail. The taxpayer is picking up the tab not only for the poor but those who have money, some giving you $100 on rail & bus for a one zone ride knowing we can't make change. Operators & Conductors had authority to permit the rider onboard with a valid reason. Now, everyone wants to ride free. Kids riding free with one paying adult ALL DAY! Public taking advantage of the policy. WHAT WOULD CHRISTIE SAY TO THIS DAILY LOSS OF REVENUE??? then being told to charge a co- worker! Abuse by passengers & other passengers assaulting other riders without consequence. We have NO back-up. Most radios don't work & a control center that doesn't know what they are doing. I have many years at NJT & I was hoping Ronnie would address these problems as our company is spiraling down. Low morale on bus & rail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return fare control to operators & conductors. We know times are tough be we also know when we are being taken advantage of. It's been 4 years without a pay raise, if we were permitted to collect those fares with the support of the company as it was in days past, we would have more revenue.
    Support those employees who are face to face each day with our customers. 80% of the company is dealing with the public, respect those employees on the front lines. Help up help YOU!!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit

    Pros

    The companys Benefits are great!

    Cons

    The work hours are very long!

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great place to work, where you can be challenged to take initiative.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Oradell, NJ

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can rely on your paycheck being there and available when your are supposed to get paid.
    You aren't stuck behind a desk all day.
    You can meet a great array of people and develop great contacts.
    your earning potential is based on your work.
    Great Benefits (health and dental)

    Cons

    You can begin to feel stuck in your.
    There is no growth on the operator level.
    Moving up in company can be based on seniority so it can take 10-15 years to be considered for a position that may allow you to learn new skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bus Operators definitely need to make a greater Salary, especially living in NY/NJ area.
    We should also be given the privilege to get an education, specifically in speaking multiple languages, because many times we are handling customers who do not speak English, and these passengers may be visiting, lost, or ask simple rules questions where we aren't equipped to give great customer service.
    With a Bus Drivers quality of life, where we can sit in our drivers seat all day for entire shifts, weight becomes an issue which can effect our general health, i feel as if a partnership should be made with surrounding gyms where we can receive a great discount on their membership packages, to keep drivers healthy and fit.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Systems in Maplewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Payroll Systems in Maplewood, NJ

    I worked at New Jersey Transit full-time

    Pros

    Maplewood location everyone is very friendly. Good systems and procedures in place. Overall pretty organized. Not high stress in the payroll dept, good management. Great team work. 401k & a comes out to 9% match ASAP no waiting period and you only put in 6% to get the 9%. Health is only $20 per biweekly paycheck for a single non smoker and copayment is $5 - PPO. Death benefit 1.5 times your salary

    Cons

    no raises or bonuses but a lot of opportunity to get moved up. They always hire within. No free train or bus rides anymore

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design and construction of high voltage, medium voltage substation and power distribution

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at New Jersey Transit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    to work with company of excellence

    Cons

    I do not have anything in particular

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great fun and hard work but very well worth it!

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    Former Employee - Outreach Supervisor in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Outreach Supervisor in Newark, NJ

    I worked at New Jersey Transit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth, salary and great training. The company cares about it's employees and always reflects that.

    Cons

    Working through difficult weather conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When in the field, stop to say hello to those that make the difference everyday in the front line.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trackmen

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    Former Employee - Trackmen in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Trackmen in Newark, NJ

    I worked at New Jersey Transit full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime that you can possibly work at times. Some real great people to work with. Traveling different places in NJ. Employee ID good for free ride on entire system.

    Cons

    Hard work. Rude management. Selfish people. Rude customers. Working outdoors in all the elements. Danger of getting struck by trains or equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with more respect. Management should be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting salary but no raises in last 5 years.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Newark, NJ

    I worked at New Jersey Transit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Very generous PTO. Good employee assistance program.

    Cons

    Due to budget cuts no increase in salary, however, more responsibilities added to your job description every review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non administration and non management employees work the hardest for this company, they deserve pay increases at least to keep up with yearly increase of living expenses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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