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Hampton Roads Transit Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "HAMPTON ROADS TRANSIT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Diesel Technician in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Diesel Technician in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, easy people to work with, supervisors were understanding, the work was never difficult to understand.

    Cons

    No body cared about the work they did. They only came in for their 8 hours and would leave. No pride in work.


  2. "No Money To Be Made!!!"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pros about this place is that it has a lot of talent. People have been here for 20 and 30 plus years and I don't see how they have positive attitudes. You can take your kids to ride bus, ferry or train for free.

    Cons

    Money is garbage. Maintenance supervisors make 45,000 a year. Each check was about 1300 dollars. That's not enough to pay my mortgage! Heaven forbid you take their benefits package, the pay would be less than that! Too much work and reports for little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people!!!!!!! People will stay employed when they feel a challenge or when they are paid well. I felt neither. CEO doesn't know anyone by name. Have him come downstairs and say hi to someone every once in a while. Let the maintenance mechanics know they are appreciated!


  3. "Maintenance Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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  5. "Course corrections underway & it shows!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exciting and forward-leaning goals have been set for the Technology Department. Impactful that constructive comments are heard, assessed, acted upon and communicated back to employees. With continued focus and hiring, problems identified, I am confident, will be alleviated. Restructured technical staff compensation package to be more market competitive. Environment is friendly and professional (and no, I am NOT affiliated with HR!)

    Cons

    I have no major "cons" and would like to see them continue down the open door policy for grievances and possibly introduce more flexible schedules and remote opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Continue on path to bring consistency, transparency and growth toward current and future employees.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "HRT Technology Dept"

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

    I worked at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work benefits the public sector
    - Some great and knowledgeable employees

    Cons

    - Not a place for seasoned IT professionals
    - CTO creates a hostile non productive environment which stifles creativity
    - CTO paranoia due to lack of her qualifications for the position
    - No support from HR when personnel problems arise
    - Good IT people depart quickly which results in lack of continuity
    - CTO has zero people skills along with poor management techniques

    Advice to Management

    CEO and HR needs to review the high turnover rate in IT as it is very high when compared to industry standards. Start with the CTO she is the MAJOR problem


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Absurd, Hostile Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Hampton Roads Transit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were very few pros. If you believe all the rave reviews posted on here, you're crazy! You can bet its HRT HR staff posting repeatedly to cover the absolute STENCH of this miserable place.

    Cons

    I have never worked in a more hate filled environment. The Technology Department is a cesspit of incompetent, finger pointing, racially biased, crazies from the top down. And the 'top' takes the cake in the crazy category. Any professional IT people will be appalled by this place! STAY AWAY!

    Advice to Management

    Smell the coffee! Open your eyes and face facts about why you have a revolving door in specific departments. You have one glaring problem!

    Hampton Roads Transit Response

    Jan 24, 2017 – Human Resources Technician

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your time with Hampton Roads Transit. We value and consider all feedback. We are confident, that out of respect for our company’s integrity, the ... More


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resource Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional environment, supportive manager who verbalizes appreciation to staff, pleasant co-workers, good benefits.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons/negatives at this time.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Technology"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    some really nice people. Hours are not bad. work isn't too demanding. Several sites to manage as far as network and communications is concerned.

    Cons

    Bi Polar manager with no hiring skills at all. hires people that are not qualified, then fires them after 6 months to two years. So there is no consistency, no continuity.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CTO or take the department away from her. Get a sane person to manage the department. This could be a fantastic department.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hampton Roads Transit full-time

    Pros

    -The work you do has a direct impact on the community
    -Great benefits
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    There can be so much to learn, which can seem overwhelming at times. However, you have a great support system in coworkers and management.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management at this time. Keep up the great work!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hampton Roads Transit full-time

    Pros

    Company morale, great benefits, room for growth

    Cons

    Big company with offices on both sides of the water, so you may not get to see some of your coworkers very often.



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