Regional Transportation District

www.rtd-denver.com
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Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Mix of bureaucracy and flexibility

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility within your job (salaried) to define projects, create goals, make improvements, etc.

    Cons

    Departments are individual silos, internal communication isn't the best.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits, Great Workers, Poor Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had the privilege of working with some of the best colleagues of my career. The benefits are outstanding. The compensation is good. The wellness team to help keep you fit and healthy is absolutely amazing. Whoa - Free transportation pass. Many workers care deeply about helping the company improve and creating the best experience possible for the public!

    Cons

    Performance is not appreciated. Workers who do zero work and others who go above and beyond are the same in the eyes of management. Some workers are just sitting and waiting to collect their pension and doing very little to help the company or the public. Corruption in some areas. Unfair and confusing promotion practices. Old school and just plain old people corporate culture.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house when it comes to managers on the salaried side. The CEO is gone (improvement #1) and it's time to give this place a breath of fresh air by bringing in management that cares about it's workers and the public experience!


  3. Citizens Advisory Board

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Well Informed, Customer centered, fair pay

    Cons

    Do not take criticism, come in with ideas in hand and not willing to listen to different views


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  5. Helpful (1)

    RTD Denver

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not many, some good friends who are all in the same boat as me.

    Cons

    Welcome to a 1950s frat house. Women are always referred to by the b-word, when the f-word isn't being used. Managers constantly making improper sexual comments and passes at female employees. Gays, Muslims and African/Americans subject to massive prejudice. Impossible to talk to management as they will always ignore problems and find a way to punish those who speak out.

    Advice to Management

    I guess I should find something better to say than to jump off of a cliff. How about learning some real leadership. Sexual harassment is not a joke. Neither is the other great sport at RTD, justifying your existence by making others feel useless. Time for a total revamp of top management and to replace them with real leaders who understand that leadership is about challenging the status quo instead of just continuing with the same tired, vulgar policies.


  6. Helpful (1)

    RTD sucks in every way

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Driver in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None really, RTD is terrible in every way.

    Cons

    Everything about RTD is bad, they are a really crappy company who pray on the poor to make their billions, and treat their employees like dogs

    Advice to Management

    get new management


  7. Good and Bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracted Services in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Contracted Services in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I made some great friends there. Was able to make a difference for the community.

    Cons

    RTD certainly does create a feeling of utter futility, defeat and enormous pain. I have never been made to feel so diminished, both personally and professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is not about tearing down other people but building them up.


  8. Helpful (4)

    driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Much Wasted Potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracted Services in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Contracted Services in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many good people depending on the department. Lots of exciting new projects. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Each department and contractor operates in its own little world and most look for ways to tear down the others. Massive conflicts between different departments and contractors. Many managers just passing time working 3-4 hours a day and more worried about spreading gossip and rumors and doing personal work on taxpayers time than doing their job. Like a strange mating of the mafia and a drunken frat house when it comes to personnel policy. A few managers see it as their duty to protect the status quo instead of weeding out the deadwood and building a professional organization.

    Advice to Management

    This should be a professionaly run company, not a frat house. If managers care more about covering their behinds than working in a ethical and productive manner then get rid of them. Instead of looking to remove employees who care about the company and speak out how about removing the managers who are hurting this company with their juvenile antics?


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pofessional Bus Operator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pofessional Bus Operator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  11. Architectural Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architectural Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Architectural Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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