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Coast Mountain Bus Company Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Coast Mountain Bus Company President & General Manager Haydn Acheson
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "inconsistant"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Driver in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coast Mountain Bus Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can do this if you can filter out much of the troublesome passengers. overall flexibility in when and where you work as you gain seniority. Reasonable foot in the door, if you get enough certificates to meet other career opportunities.

    Cons

    Management is pressured from head office to meet sometimes outrageous targets, often at the cost of drivers in their charge. No real consistency in procedures for public complaints, leaves of absence, personal problems. Overly focused on company image without really promoting any image.

    Advice to Management

    Confrontational managers need to be held to more reasonable mandates. Non confrontational managers need to be less chastised for not conforming to a given target if it's not attainable due to extenuating factors.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coast Mountain Bus Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The flexible work schedule is great for casual drivers. Drivers have an opportunity to switch routes every quarter. Social gatherings are organized regularly

    Cons

    It is difficult to get in touch with supervisors sometimes. They don't get back to you in a a timely manner.

  3. "Conventional Transit Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coast Mountain Bus Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, good pension. Strong union, very supportive of their workers. Good amount of variety if you want.

    Cons

    Dealing with the public that rides the bus can be stressful when driving the big buses in heavy traffic, on tight schedules, and when you're hungry and have to pee because there is no recovery time at the end of the line.

    Advice to Management

    My experience with management was always positive. Keep being empathetic with the drivers.


  4. "Easy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is an easy job
    Good pay
    Great benefits
    Casual, part-time or full time

    Cons

    It is boring and repetitive.


  5. "general labour"

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    Former Employee - General Labour in Delta, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - General Labour in Delta, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Coast Mountain Bus Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    sometimes so much work in little amount of time

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coast Mountain Bus Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    TransLink meddling in day to day operations...

    Advice to Management

    Let the Operating subsidiaries run their operations with less interference.


  7. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Medical coverage could be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work guys.

  8. "Great benefits if u like working with public"

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    Current Employee - Transit Operator in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Transit Operator in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coast Mountain Bus Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule as u advance in seniority, pensions,

    Cons

    if u dont like working with public, this may not be for u.

    Advice to Management

    be more pro active instead to just reacting to union reports. Recognize your front line employee. Bring back Xmas dinners.


  9. "Transit Operator"

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    Former Employee - Conventional Transit Operator in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Conventional Transit Operator in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coast Mountain Bus Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    While the work can be highly stressful, the environment among co-workers is very much like a family. Management was always fair to me as well.

    Cons

    Human resources had some ladies that were high on their horse but hopefully those ones leave or learn to look beyond their hair and nail polish.

    Advice to Management

    See comment about some of the HR women, above ^


  10. "Good Benefits if you survive unguided in the starting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary but no support for newer people. Very sad experience.

    Cons

    1. Union heads are confused lot.
    2. Some clarification and guidance required from company HR and training department into some peculiar issues like shift selection, lost items, and more support for new trainees out of college.

    Advice to Management

    Some clarification and guidance required from company HR and training department into some peculiar issues like shift selection, lost items, and more support for new trainees out of college as one of my good kind hearted friend got expelled from the company deliberately after throwing all the responsibility of bringing back a lost item a bit Lately whereas that poor guy was looking forward to a call from operations to follow up on a lost phone which he ironically reported within minutes of it being lost. This has been a very shaky and horrible experience for that poor chap. No support from company manager for this new vulnerable guy and all was thrown to him to quickly brush away the responsibility. Very bad on you CMBC , absolutely horrible.


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