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Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. "Client Service Manger"

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

    I have been working at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time

    Pros

    Management, Staff, Drivers, HR, Hello Florida

    Cons

    Shifts are all over the place.


  2. "Driver/Taxi Starter"

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    Former Employee - Driver/Taxi Starter in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Driver/Taxi Starter in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Modern, well-maintained equipment that mostly works.

    Cons

    Uneven working hours; exhaustion in summer, famine in winter. Clueless Dispatchers who have no idea what it's like out on the road, and how long it takes to process a vehicle for duty. As for Taxi Starter, it's utter chaos when clueless passengers aren't clearly instructed on procedure.

    Advice to Management

    Please, do not make Shuttle Van drivers do more than two weeks of 6d workweeks in a row, and don't make them put in 11h days while that's happening (especially when Management doesn't stand in solidarity with the exhausted work force).

  3. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Co-workers, Steady Work, Well maintained Fleet. Benefits, 401k, vision, and dental. Computer access scheduling system. Disney World partner free Disney passes.

    Cons

    You get paid like crap they are robbing you of a decent wage. They don't care about you. Old equipment that's well maintained buy they can afford newer.

    Advice to Management

    Your one of the largest privately owned passenger transportation companies in the United States treat your employees like they should be working for a Central Florida transportation monopoly like yours. They should be making at minimum 55 cents per mile or $20 per hr to start.


  4. "Very very cooperative company. Always has work. Let's you work as much as LEGALLY POSSIBLE."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always have work. Conveniently located. Friendly employees. The higher management are very considerate, approachable and friendly

    Cons

    Open for business 24/7/365. That means if you are needed and you have a bid without attached set hours. Guess what, your it.

    Advice to Management

    Possible but not recommended by me. I make more $ than they do. My benefits are comparable to theirs. I have less stress. I get to be outside enjoying the world.


  5. "Motor Coach Driver"

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    Current Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Driving the bus is great, and you meet a lot of new people

    Cons

    Scheduling sucks! You only find out what you are working the day before at noon. Mostly do shuttle type driving, which is ok, but you only receive hourly pay for that. Lots of charters at Mears do not offer you a gratuity.

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay rate, and get scheduling to produce a schedule at least 3 days in advance.


  6. "Amazing Company To Work For"

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Friendly, Competitive, Advancement, Career

    Cons

    No cons to state for the company


  7. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work load was very dynamic and challenging. Management was very good in setting priorities and modifying those priorities if they became unrealistic.

    Cons

    Sometimes third party resources did not have the level of expertise that was required for the projects.

    Advice to Management

    Find additional resources to support the third party staff, so that the level of expertise would be present for the projects.

  8. "Taxi Driver"

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    Current Employee - Taxi Driver in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Taxi Driver in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work when you want to. Work if you want to. Paid every day, often in cash. Sometimes meet famous people. Can make great tips. On occasion can make a large amount of money in a single shift.

    Cons

    Dangerous clientele. Long hours. No guarantee of profit. Can lose money. You must pay your own taxes and do your own bookkeeping.

    Advice to Management

    Keep cars clean and in perfect working order. Keep cars and equipment up to date. If Uber has not come into your market yet then prepare for them. Advertise and create you own mobile applications and make them easy to use and useful.


  9. "Xx"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people. And 20 more words because instructions indicate to do so. I prefer not to rate the company. There it is

    Cons

    Depends on each individual what that is. Everyone is different. Again 20 words. Just don't ask questions and worry about others. Keep a low profile.

    Advice to Management

    None to discredit. Management is fine with many. Horrible with only a few others in upper management. That is mostly everywhere


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Trolley Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits if you are ft. Flexibility

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure that you listen to all employees you have. Bus shop people are nice and deserve better pay. Have office accommodation working properly.


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