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SamTrans Overview

San Carlos, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1976
Government
Transportation Management
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
The District is a multi-agency transit organization that includes CalTrain, a growing commuter rail service that serves the region from San Francisco to Silicon Valley; San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans), a changing bus and paratransit system that is a multi-modal mobility ... Read more

Mission: To supply the public with a high-quality, safe and efficient transportation system that should enhance quality of life by increasing access and mobility, reducing congestion, improving the environment and promoting economic vitality.

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    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting in San Carlos, CA
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    I worked at SamTrans full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement benefit and nice working environment

    Cons

    Salary freeze in recent years

    Advice to Management

    care more about the working staff

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SamTrans Photos

SamTrans photo of: Iconic statue in front of SamTrans central office
SamTrans photo of: A family poses at the Fair.
SamTrans photo of: New 600 series bus.
SamTrans photo of: The SamTrans Art Takes a Bus Ride event.
SamTrans photo of: Mechanics troubleshooting a test engine.
SamTrans photo of: SamTrans fleet at North Base.
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SamTrans Interviews

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    Public Affairs Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Carlos, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SamTrans (San Carlos, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of two parts: interview and presentation. I was given a topic to cover and given 20 minutes to prepare to give the presentation to a panel of three interviewers. The panelists listened to the presentation and then asked several questions. Once the presentation part was done, the interview lasted 45 minutes. The questions were pretty straightforward and all of the interviewers were friendly and engaging.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a question from a resident in a public forum that you were specifically directed not to answer?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • SamTrans releases first Sustainability Study. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ0T9

    —30+ days ago
    SamTrans Releases First Sustainability Report

    Sustainability Report that summarizes and highlights the Transit District's sustainability achievements between Fiscal Year 2010 and Fiscal Year 2016.

  • NEWS: SamTrans To Study 101 Express Bus Service -
    Meeting Schedule Announced http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQeHm

    —30+ days ago
    SamTrans Express Bus Study Meeting Schedule

    US-101 Express Bus Feasibility Study . The study will explore the possibility of new express bus service on the US-101 freeway in San Mateo County to San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, potentially running in managed lanes for buses and high-occupancy vehicles.

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