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Dallas Area Rapid Transit Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "non"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dallas Area Rapid Transit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very good place to work ..good benefits

    Cons

    i have nothing negaitve to say

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "SMART BUS OPERATORS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SMART Bus Operator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SMART Bus Operator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Area Rapid Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    DART has its perks. The company provides great benefits with Low rates. Great atmosphere. Great people to be around and work with. Good way to be involved with the public.

    Cons

    Working hours sucks. The splits are too long and unnecessary between each piece. DART need to be more organized as far as scheduling runs. Put Bus services where they are needed at specific time.

  3. "Well governed Authority"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Area Rapid Transit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Organized and thoughtful organization that is focused on a worthy mission. DART helps employees develop strong professional and leadership skills.

    Cons

    The only cons are superficial and not applicable in all departments.


  4. "Pass"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Driver in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Area Rapid Transit full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job for lazy people

    Cons

    Arrogant managers are afraid more qualified people will take their jobs. Will not promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the lazies.


  5. "THe company is completely unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Smart Bus Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Smart Bus Driver in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Area Rapid Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    consistent work once you get past training.

    Cons

    The company does not take responsibility for their errors. The company will claim it is all your fault

    Advice to Management

    Step-up


  6. Helpful (1)

    "LRV technician"

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    Former Employee - LRV Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - LRV Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent days off plus tool allowance

    Cons

    Must work 3 shifts because public transportation is 365 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Have tool for mechanics


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Previous DART Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable and secured positions for the most part. Excellent benefits. Plenty of incentives for wellness/health programs, tuition reimbursement. This is a standard/functional public government subsidized organization.

    Cons

    Multiple fragmented initiatives that take years to complete. More process oriented and less results oriented. Communication and actions are not in alignment with long-range objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure programs and initiatives for a more streamlined process which will eliminate redundancy and excess resources.

  8. "Systems enterprise engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management was good, training, great benefits
    Work schedule was good, coworkers we're great to work with.

    Cons

    After 20+ years mgmt changed. Work was at times
    Impossible to complete, lost half of IT in less then
    2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employee's do there job's. Give them time off when they deserve it.


  9. "Like a Family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding people to work with!
    Good teams across functional areas!
    Great managers!

    Cons

    Long project time lines with long procurement processes
    Some office politics.
    Career advancement can tend to be somewhat slow.

    Advice to Management

    Make efforts to advance from within.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place for Experience, But Not for Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a collaborative environment. Work/Life balance was good even though there were some days overtime was required for such events like State Fair. Wellness program was a plus with pay-out at year's end depending on how much you put into keeping up. Insurance was good.

    Cons

    Management was a bully (including sexual harassment) and nothing was done to fix hostile work environment. No room for advancement even if you apply yourself in their various leadership programs -- they always hire externally.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to have leadership programs to help employees advance their careers, look to them first before hiring externally. Don't ignore hostile work environment.


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