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Hampton Roads Transit Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  1. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job is always available, good benefits, and great opportunity to gain experience

    Cons

    Low pay, company does not have dedicated funding so raises are almost non-existent, union employees run the company

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for the job they are expected to do


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Spinning their wheels..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA

    I have been working at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, but will probably not for much longer; Good pay in most positions; Loyal employees.

    Cons

    Very set in their ways, unwilling to change, even if it's for the better. Policies are vague and set by each department manager instead of having set company policies which creates uneven treatment and rules among employees. Low employee morale, they do not care about you as a person or support you, only listen to what you have to say if you are in a management position. Loyal employees are not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Change! Listen to your employees or go see what is actually happening in the lower levels, most of management is blind to what is actually happening below them. Care about and support your employees and they will give you their all.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bus Operator"

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    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Portsmouth, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary ok, meeting great friends,

    Cons

    Managers SUCKS(Bobby Norfolk ) hours horrible, job dangerous, buses danger falls apart,

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication, Many need a reality check before they lose their job, treat employees with respect.


  4. "Stressful job"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stressful job, but rewarding in the end.

    Cons

    Management seems to have little idea of what's really happening.

    Advice to Management

    Accept advice from your operations supervisors


  5. Helpful (3)

    "This has not been the career step I'd hoped for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a good benefit package, HRT is basically considered government, so for an individual, the health/ dental pricing is reasonable. The pricing is a bit steep once you add dependents though. I have personal policies for my family and save over half. We also get free rides on all the public transit, which is nice if you are anywhere in their service area

    Cons

    The upper management turnover is VERY high. Not a single upper management employee is still here that was employed my first day 3 years ago. There is little accountability to workers below them, and very little in the way of career development. They pay lower than market wages and most people use this as a pass through position. You won't get a raise or much of one either. Most of the employee social events have been disbanded, so there is very little communications between admin and drivers. There is not much in the way of career development, and your manager can trade you at whim to other departments. I have spoke to quite a few people who are surprised with move instructions on their arrival at work one day. If you don't like it, well - you could get another job. Many positions here are dead-end. There is no growth potential, no further opportunity unless the person above you dies or leaves. And, ultimately, they can move you around to whatever job they want change your job title to whatever they want, whether or not you are qualified, and its up to you to fight to keep that position at that time. Its a very political environment as well, and many upper management employees act no better that spoiled teenagers - they want what they want, and woe to them who can't or don't provide it. You say the wrong thing - knowingly or not - and that could be the end of your career.

    Advice to Management

    Look at developing the people you have. Respect is two-way street: treating employees like chess pieces doesn't make them appreciate their employment, it makes them resent it. No wonder people steal here. Its a very little bit they have control over since there are more and more rules put out to control everything from behavior to friendships.


  6. "Ehh"

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

    I worked at Hampton Roads Transit full-time

    Pros

    Union member's are held to a higher code of conduct

    Cons

    Bosses are unfair and they play favorites.


  7. "Management is horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hampton Roads Transit full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, Benefits, and a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Days could be stressful at times. Management is horrible and treats everyone like they're in grade school! No room for growth or advancement. NO raises or bonuses!!!!!

    Advice to Management

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