Septa

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Septa Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    fantastic company to work for and great accommodations to raise a family

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Septa

    Pros

    Great flexibility with work time and time to support family life.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than private industry, but benefits balance it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value your employees.

  2.  

    Exciting on most days due to the mask amount of new people you meet in the public.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Operator
    Current Employee - Bus Operator

    I have been working at Septa full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The experience you get meeting new people. The salary and flexibility of working extra hours or taking time off away from work. The options to pick different work locations that is suitable to your home location for easier commute.

    Cons

    The constant fatigue you face by the fast pace environment. Unable to actually make decisions for yourself as needed for the customers. At any moment you can be guilty until proven innocent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would help if most management personnel learn most aspects og the job instead of using their current position as a bully tactic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    An excellent company to establish a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Septa full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Career advancement is good

    Cons

    Low annual merit increases for non-union employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your merit budget with the lower management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Railroad Conductor Regional Rail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Passenger Railroad Conductor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Passenger Railroad Conductor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Septa full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Some-what of a family atmosphere, but everyones out for themselves money can change people. They pay becomes a drug just like any other drug so its a matter of do you want to be a robot for them and get paid well or find a good company like Federal Express who cares about its people.

    Cons

    Your just a number to " The Authority " your way even if better is not their way and thus why passengers hate them not just their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flush the toilet and clean the system that has been in place for over 30 years. Hire former Veterans who have actual Transportation Experience not family and friends the way its been for 30 plus years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good place to work at all

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

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    Good pension with good benefits

    Cons

    They only promote people who "play ball", anyone with ambition and a genuine work ethic will be beaten down and turned into a mindless employee. Insane amounts of waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in A payroll and start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company dedicated to quality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Operator in Phila, PA

    I worked at Septa full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful, pay and benefits and lifelong friendships

    Cons

    The schedule and lack of security are less desirable than other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the employees at SEPTA are dedicated to their employer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    As a Manager for the traction power projects, I always received good cooperation from SEPTA employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Septa full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had to prepare the schedules, budgets and Request for proposals for the projects. Operations and various departments were involved in preparation of these documents. Utilities and City of Phil were also involved during the design and construction of the projects. There were a lot of challenges during the construction of the projects.

    Cons

    There were always some problems from the public during the selection of sites for the substations. Funding was also a factor to obtain the approval of the budgets. Approval for the closer of streets, during the construction phase, was very difficult. Approval cycles from city and L&I took longer time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Various departments from City, Federal Government and SEPTA should resolved these problems upfront.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    not worth the time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vehicle Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Vehicle Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Septa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the med benifits and you can transfer to different locations some really good people work there and they try very hard to overcome the old school mentality they have good equipment and processes

    Cons

    they keep the worst managers in place and force out the good ones the union is useless they take your money and in the end cant get it done for the good people who work hard every day but the worst ones they seem to keep around no matter what they waste so much tax money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop wasting money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    One of few chances for a young person to have great pay and job security!

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

    I have been working at Septa full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Besides numerous benefits which I will list, Septa provided me with an opportunity to learn on the job and opportunities to advance myself as far as my work ethic can take me. I can go back to school and be reimbursed and i can afford health insurance for myself and my family. Sometimes working a less than desireable shift gets old, but there is no job out there that provides the same benefits and opportunities to its entry level employees. If the shift gets old I just think back to my past jobs with less than half the pay, half the hours, and no opportunity for advancement. Great pay, cheap health care, vacation and personal days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, upward mobility.

    Cons

    Besides working weekends; none experienced yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Crack down on lower level management wasting precious overtime on non emergent tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to get a start into the corporate world with upper level employees that are willing to help you progress

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, normal business hours and open door policies.

    Cons

    Outdated technology and outdated methods of management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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