Regional Transportation District

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Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. IT Service Delivery Manager

    Current Employee - IT Service Delivery Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - IT Service Delivery Manager in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great agency with great talent

    Cons

    Very under staffed right now


  2. Helpful (2)

    driver

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is okay if denver house prices were cheaper.
    Paid vacation

    Cons

    Always understaffed
    Turn over is high
    Hours suck

    Advice to Management

    Easy if you are related to someone in management.


  3. RTD Denver - A good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pofessional Bus Operator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pofessional Bus Operator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A good company to work for... Good compensation and friendly co-workers. Everyday was different, because you worked throughout the Denver Metro area.

    Cons

    The hours messed with my biological clock. All shifts were splits and that made for 14 hour days with unpaid time in the middle of the split.

    Advice to Management

    Listen closer to your team members.


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  5. Architectural Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architectural Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Architectural Intern in Denver, CO

    I worked at Regional Transportation District part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Many opportunites to work on different areas surrounding architecture and transportation. Staff was friendly, supporttive and willing to provide more responsibilites.

    Cons

    Not much to say here, I really enjoyed my time working for RTD.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Serious issues with management that betrays the employees and community

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    Current Employee - Computer Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Computer Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    50% government and 50% private agency providing Denver area with an excellent public transit system. Many exciting new projects like a major expansion of Denver's light rail system. Lots of opportunities in the right areas. Many dedicated lower level employees who care deeply for their community and company.

    Cons

    This applies to the 50% government side where I work. Some managers function like loud mouth playground bullies. Seems like their entire sense of self worth comes from tearing people down. Will refuse to listen when staff brings important issues up like major safety violations. Fatal accident occurred several years ago because management cared more about belittling employee's concerns than addressing issue. Management sabotages the EEO manager by threatening employees with defamation lawsuits when employees use the chain of command to address discrimination. Management tries to get employees to secretly tape record other staff and creates conflict among staff. They'll falsely claim to an employee that they can't get a raise or promotion because a minority employee will file a discrimination charge. Whenever you try to bring a serious issue up you are told; "put up and shut up" and "forget about it, it is all in the past." Some managers even continue to harass employees off the clock or even after the employee has quit their job at RTD. Management also has zero regard and respect for the publicly elected board of directors and feel that they can always B.S. them. Employees are ordered under threat of termination to falsify reports that are sent to the board of directors.

    Advice to Management

    "forget about it, it is in the past" is a sure fire way to guarantee problems in the future. Human Resources, security and legal should be outsourced. They are so corrupted by the current culture that they can't be fixed and need to be completely removed from the company. Telephone info center should be privatized and an additional resource be made available for employees who want to speak out but can't due to the constant threat of retaliation that currently exists. All of the different street supervision and dispatch need to be brought under 1 umbrella and privately contracted. At the very least this company does have some excellent printed policies. Those policies should be equally enforced for all.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Very Little Accountability To The Public or Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Management in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Government agency that provieds public transit to the Denver area. Good benefits and many good people.

    Cons

    A small clique with a bunker mentality controls the company. Employees cannot speak out without fear of retaliation. Very junior high level when it comes to management. Tandrums and threats are common. Even throwing objects like chairs at employees. Management comes to work at 9:30 goes home at 2:00 while staff works 6-7 days a week and 10-12 hours a day. When management comes in they spend more time having on the clock parties, cussing out staff, cruising the internet and using company cars on personal errands like buying handguns after the Aurora theatre shooting. Homophopic comments common and management tries to turn emplooyees against each other in order to deflect from real problems.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an independent ombusman that employees will feel safe coming to and reporting problems. Put a gay employee on the diversity panel. Stop covering up problems. Firing whistleblowers who finally were left with no choice but to speak out cures nothing. Get rid of the dead wood at the top who care more about protecting their perks and image than with providing a service to the public.


  8. Helpful (1)

    One Big Soap Opera

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Management in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Depends on the department. Some areas have great leadership and are enjoyable to work in. Good benefits like the wellness center. Free bus rides. Feel like you are doing something good for community.

    Cons

    Senior managers in romantic relationships with direct reports against printed policy. Managers, male and female, threatening staff if they refuse a date. If you report EEO violations to HR retaliation is a sure thing. Company marinates itself in the f-word and other gutter language. Sexist and misogynistic attitude towards women. Insecure and weak women managers enable and encourage the degradation of their fellow female employees.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and admit that this is the year 2014. Any manager who threatens an employee and those that don't but enable the threats should be terminated. RTD elected board of directors should have a special investigator who reports directly to them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Mafia Like Code of Omerta

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Management in Denver, CO

    I worked at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people betrayed by poor leadership. Good pay and benefits. Help environment and livability of local community.

    Cons

    Company worships "go along to get along." Management won't acknowledge serious issues, even covers up assaults by management on employees. An example would be a chair thrown at a female employee. Gay bashing, sexism and racist comments rampant. Serious us against them culture between contractors and RTD and also different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Violence in workplace is not a joke. Must investigate all employee issues instead of witch hunts, kangaroo courts and threats to employees. Entire management team needs a top down evaluation. Simply branding employees who are courageous enough to speak out as disgruntled employees solves nothing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Lots of challenges. Good vision from leadership. I like that we are doing things to improve the community.

    Cons

    Not too many. Lots of older (seasoned) employees which is good and bad. Change is hard, especially in a government environment.

    Advice to Management

    We really need to get with the times. Too much management style from the 80's and 90's. Be open to change.


  11. Love the People & the Organization

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a growing industry, especailly in the Denver Metro area with all the Light Rail Expanisons over the next 2 to 20 years!

    Cons

    Acquiring a Full-Time Benefited Position, they like to use Staffing/Temp Agencies to place employees in jobs, but some of them have been long term (4 to 7years) Temporary Employees and they tend to hire from their internal candidate pool before posting jobs externally.



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