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Bart Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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Bart General Manager Grace Crunican
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  • Unions run the show, a no-frills work put in your time and go home effort (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Train Operator"

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    Current Employee - Train Operator in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Train Operator in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, excellent pay and paid time off.

    Cons

    Schedule driven job. Feel like part of a machine.

    Advice to Management

    Loose the us vs them attitude.


  2. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bart full-time

    Pros

    Steady job, very reasonable salary and health insurance benefit

    Cons

    Bad Mortal at company, bad treatment, no advancement opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and you can get better result. Do not just make your paper work look good. Be real and let your employees do their jobs.

  3. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bart full-time

    Pros

    you learn a lot and u get to be part of a great construction

    Cons

    sometime it gets bored and nothing for you to do as an intern


  4. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits for all employees

    Cons

    Poor training and lacks professionalism

    Advice to Management

    Better training


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Division Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Division Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bart (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, decent salary, stability.

    Cons

    Unions run the show, a no-frills work put in your time and go home effort.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful how you treat people, especially professionals and engineers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay and benefits are hard to beat

    Cons

    Political- it is more who rather than what you know


  7. "Contractor at BART"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BART overall has a great staffing of people. Emploees are generally friendly and cordial. Their offices are easily accessible to public transportation.

    Cons

    Initially it can be hard to navigate who is who. The environment is not fast paced and fairly beauracratic. Highly regimented work routines.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Revenue"

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    Former Employee - Revenue in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Revenue in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits an the pers pension

    Cons

    managers are lazy an some are not qualified for the position but promoted because of lawsuits an racial settlements etc.........

    Advice to Management

    Treat the workers better .


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401a, life insurance, medical, dental, etc...

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the good benefits is no longer enough to make me want to stay at this organization. The HR Department is horrible. Management are experts of making employees feel like they are nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Actually listen to comments and recommendations by front line employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager/ Process Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Ability to make a difference - lots of things need improvement here :)
    * Stability - less of a chance of getting laid off (I use to work hi-tech and was tired of getting laid off every few years)
    * Great Benefits (free BART commute)
    * Good people (especially a lot of the new formerly private sector people)

    Cons

    * Sometimes stuck in the past (1972) resistance to new technologies and newer ways of doing things, (however this is changing)
    * Funding and budgets are constrained
    * 5 Unions/government environment make some changes difficult to implement

    Advice to Management

    * Hire more private sector people.
    * Fund new technologies
    * Open more public bathrooms at or near BART stations.


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