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Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division Reviews

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2.8
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53%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
Charles Carns
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free class B license as long as your with them for 6 months(in 3 reviews)

  • "The common employees are very good people(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Really, the company wouldn't be too bad though if it weren't for the low pay and lack of overtime(in 6 reviews)

  • "There is no room for an advancement unless you kiss behind, Mr(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Motor coach Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time

    Pros

    Meet a lot of new people around the world, Always work available

    Cons

    Some buses are a bit old but the mechanics keep them running so no worries of a breakdown

    Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2018-01-24
  2. "Desperately needing better leadership!"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is an established company, they have excellent benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Work /life balance needs a lot of work. They have no regard for their workers and their families often overworking them and leaving no time to spend with family because the employee is so burnt out that all they can do is sleep. They will hire you with two days off then take one day away and obligate you to work on your day off. If you refuse, this places you immediately under their radar so they will succinctly find...

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    Advice to Management

    Your turnover in mechanics and chauffers is high, due to this very problem. while work is important, upper management definitely needs to become more ADEPT in leadership skills. Work and life balance are very important, even more important than the bottom line for the company. If you treat you mechanics and chauffeurs with more respect and regard for their personal lives, you will get better workers, better performance...

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    Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2019-04-17
  3. "It's a good starting place"

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    Current Employee - Motorcoach Operator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay you to get your class B CDL, and are pretty flexible when it comes to scheduling. They also have a really nice bonus system. It's a very "you get what you put in" sort of company when it comes to your paycheck, as you can normally work as many hours as you want. Paid time off after a year, sick time and a so-so bidding system. Coworkers/management are normally very friendly and willing to help! You can make tips...

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    Cons

    Oh boy. Well. I have to say this, the pay is terrible. 12.50-15.00 an hour, and at around 15$ you are maxed out. No room for growth as far as pay goes, and you will NOT get paid overtime. You can work up to 70 hours in an 8 day period, but you will be making your base pay the entire way. Also, buses tend to break down often in summer due to lack of mechanics, and this company has the highest turnover rate out of anywhere...

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    Advice to Management

    Higher pay and weekly schedules for non-charter board drivers. Other than that.... Not too much I can say. The company isn't bad, but those are two of the main reasons the turnover rate is high.

    Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2019-02-14
  4. "Motor Coach Operator"

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    Former Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet people all over country. Free class B license as long as your with them for 6 months

    Cons

    sign on bonus is distributed after 180 shifts not 6 months was told i was getting paid 14 an hr during training it was 12 an hr and went to 10.50 after training no work/life balance no time with family. All straight time 50-65 hrs a week

    Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2019-02-19
  5. "Bus driver"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      None that I can think of.

      Cons

      Need to give driver higher pay

      Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2019-01-05
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      "Motor coach operator"

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

      I worked at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Train in getting CDL class B Paid training 12 an hour for training weeks only !

      Cons

      After training you make between 10.50 to 12.45 an hour They have roaches on there buses Don’t know schedule till the day before. No guarantee for your bid ( meaning you bid on BVL route and you could do something else) They have mandatory six day work weeks on peak season for the parks They do not take care of some of their buses. Meaning you could have no heat or you have to learn tricks to get your a/c...

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      Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2018-11-18
    • "There's always work."

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      Former Employee - Motor Coach Operator in Orlando, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good benefits and decent pay, there is never a shortage of work.

      Cons

      Not knowing what your next days assignments until the day before.

      Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2018-06-12
    • "shuttle driver"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      meet different type of people and cash everyday

      Cons

      depending on tips, no great benefit

      Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2018-05-28
    • "luxury car chauffeur"

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      Current Employee - Luxury Car Chauffeur in Orlando, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good working environment Respect the chauffeurs. Good technology platform. Customers are good people. Solid and recognized company. Quality, luxury and nice vehicles

      Cons

      The drivers are not employed the drivers do not have benefits. there is not assurance of making constant money. Very income seasons.

      Advice to Management

      NA

      Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2018-05-14
    • "Great people but lacks proper training"

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      Current Employee - Call Taker in Orlando, FL

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

      Pros

      The employees are great people. Some of supervisors are easy going,others are more to the books.

      Cons

      Improper training, dont train long enough or in enough detail. Certain supervisors are not to willing to help makes you feel like you are bothering them when you ask for help. A lot of bad talking when a certain employee is not there.

      Advice to Management

      It is not what you know it is who you know and if that person likes you or not.

      Mears Transportation Group - Motor Coach Division2018-03-02
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