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Updated December 15, 2017
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  • Your just a badge number to managment (in 3 reviews)

  • Big agency, if in a small department, hard to promote to senior management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Bus Transportation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Metro Transportation is a great company to work. I've met many good passengers and working with my co-workers was very rewarding. Salaries and benefits were a plus. If you love serving customers. Transporting them to their destination and don't mind being in traffic. Then, metro will be an excellent job for you.

    Cons

    On the downside, the hours are long with very little recovered time. Not enough time to stretch after an extended sitting position. You have to work hard to stay healthy for this type of work.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to make sure a company is happy with service they are receiving from their employees. We know that management at the time appreciates their workers' help. However, the critical part of keeping your valuable personnel is to keep them happy.


  2. "benefits"

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, reliable paycheck, good 401k

    Cons

    to much red tape, and political influence

  3. "Transportation Planner Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great and great opportunities to learn project management skills.

    Cons

    Too competitive, even for entry level positions. You need to know the right people for career growth. Limited opportunities to learn transportation planning. Get experience with transportation planning in school and in the private field and then when you're ready for management, move to Metro.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on merit and experience, not who they know


  4. "Bus Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time

    Pros

    They have extremely good benefits.

    Cons

    Everything is based off of your seniority.

    Advice to Management

    have meetings with your employees at least once a month.


  5. "Bus Driver"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meet new people on the bus everyday. See how daily life moves in a big city.

    Cons

    Low pay, management is a bit slow. Lot's of politics. Need to adopt new technology to stay relevant or else UBER and LYFT will take over.

    Advice to Management

    Move faster and be more pro-active to changes to make employees happier and riders happier.


  6. "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

    communication is poor between management and certain positions do not recieve proper training

    Advice to Management

    Better training for employees


  7. "This company does not take care of their bus operators"

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

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Starting pay is average, pay increases are okay

    Cons

    Current union does not have the operators' best interests in mind, they don't actively fight for them; if you get hurt on the job (i.e. being in a vehicular accident while operating a bus) your importance to the company seems to diminish; division supervisors do not make schedules to help employees; there is nothing in place to keep operators safe from disgruntled passengers, and operators are forbidden from having anything for self defense.

    Advice to Management

    You need to think of, appreciate, and treat your operators better as they are the ones doing the work that the company is all about. Treating your employees like you actually value and care about them will help them feel better about the company, and the positive vibes will be projected onto passengers.

  8. "Bus Driver"

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    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Los Banos, CA
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Los Banos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can make as much money you want.

    Cons

    Once you make full time as bus driver no life.

    Advice to Management

    Show compassion.


  9. "MTA Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time

    Pros

    MTA had good benefits and great pay.

    Cons

    Didn't like company politics and it was hot in the garage.

    Advice to Management

    They were doing a great job while I was there.


  10. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Weather nice can't complain better than New York City it's tooo cold back east the west coast has Better weather

    Cons

    No cons at all I hope o can land a good position with metro they are a great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    N/a


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