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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    I am a happy Bus driver again.

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Attica, NY
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Attica, NY

    I have been working at STA

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, management is very helpful and understands the challenges of the job. STA treats their employees with respect and builds employees up to succeed.

    Cons

    With any school bus driving job, it is a part time job and seasonal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great team but beware of them not letting you know how bad the kids are.

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Coraopolis, PA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Coraopolis, PA

    I have been working at STA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great instructors and great safety meetings.

    Cons

    Had a bad commute, not much to do in the area for down time. No holiday pay when you need it the most. Lot of work getting workers comp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be upset if a guy wants to bail out before the year contract is up, we all need to make a living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bus aide former driver.

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    Current Employee - Bus Aide in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Bus Aide in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at STA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job, home at night. Most people are friendly.

    Cons

    Early morning wake up. Not enough pay for the hours. Hours are limited. Will most likly have to use unemployment on top of working here. They will not pay over time. If you go over 40 hours they will illegally move over hours to next week or they will send you home early. There is favoritism at the terminal I worked at. Also office staff is to many head chefs in the kitchen. Poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limit office staff and talk to each other.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sta Jacksonville

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at STA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good places to work some great folks to work with

    Cons

    too many folks want to be the chief but not enough Indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a better relationship with the union and everything works out better for both parties

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Only there 2 months, It's was fine

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at STA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    free training for CDL class B. Good pay

    Cons

    No hours
    No benefits
    Hours only offered to seniority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They where friendly. Treated you like a Human. CEO seem nice too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very good company to work for.

    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at STA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, specially for elderly.

    Cons

    not enoght hours if you look to make money but enough to pay bills

  8.  

    Bus mechanic

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    Current Employee - Bus Mechanic
    Current Employee - Bus Mechanic

    I have been working at STA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    benefits are great for mechanics, supervisors are helpful but at times micromanage but I don't believe its on purpose.

    Cons

    the pay is hard to deal with considering the standard for diesel mechanic is about 5 dollars more than what we are being paid and depending on locating the pay is less? the benefits is why I stayed but the demand were under worrying about kids safety and the actual importance of out job the pay is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think of the technicians, I saw a bus driver comment they are the backbone of this company. I see drivers and aids come and go. Take better care of your technicians we keep those buses rolling safely, and if someone is hurt it falls on us. So raise our pay make us feel appreciated id hate to leave because of a pay issue. I like the challenge of my job to keep kids safe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STA

    Pros

    all the happy thing to do

    Cons

    lot of work to do Busy

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours and weeks during the school year and no incentive pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STA

    Pros

    They don't micromanage, and are pretty flexible with time off.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, training is poor, no team environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job for college students and retirees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainer
    Current Employee - Trainer

    I have been working at STA part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Split shift leaves ample time to take classes or handle business in the morning. The starting pay (I work in a California yard) is pretty good considering you don't need a college degree or even a GED to get in. Also, there are benefits (not very good ones though) and raises every year.

    Cons

    VERY little room for meaningful advancement. Outside of becoming a behind-the-wheel trainer or a classroom instructor (which only guarantees a $.25 raise and a 30 hour week), supervisor/management or decent paying salaried jobs are hard to come by and you have to wait in a seniority line to get one (which could take years).The ceiling pay for drivers currently stands at around $18/hr. (7+ years work), you are only guaranteed part-time hours (even though there are opportunities to work more every week if you make yourself available), and there is a clear distinction made between the management, payroll, and dispatcher departments and the drivers (who are the backbone of the company). They don't even refer to the drivers as staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the top pay to at least $20/hr or go back to giving us 30 hr guaranteed weeks, Also, show more appreciation for your drivers. We are staff too, not just the managers. Without us, there would be no company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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