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New Jersey Transit Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Veronique ("Ronnie") Hakim
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Pros
  • NJ Transit has great benefits (except they no longer offer pension for non-union employees) (in 6 reviews)

  • Relatively good pay when you compare other bus companies and great benefits,and you are working on your own (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No raises for non-agreement employees, difficult to advance (in 8 reviews)

  • No raises for non-union workers for the last 8 years (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Maplewood, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Maplewood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from jobs

    Cons

    Not much room to grow


  2. "AVOID THIS ORG"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New Jersey Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sad to say there aren't any.

    Cons

    Poor outdated internal management infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your non-agreement employees

  3. "Great Learning Experience"

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

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit full-time

    Pros

    Super helpful staff
    multiple projects

    Cons

    things go a bit slow


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Transportation Analyst"

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

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, challenging work, flexible work hours, health benefits, pension for those lucky to be employed before 2007, Transportation provided to work by train, light rail or bus, vacation and sick time is ample.

    Cons

    No raises for non-agreement employees, difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Employees with demonstrated potential need to be retained.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Employees get no recognition"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor of Operations in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Supervisor of Operations in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    NJ Transit has great benefits (except they no longer offer pension for non-union employees)

    Cons

    Great Workers struggle behind typical government employees who want to collect a pay check but not do anything

    Advice to Management

    Recognition needs to be better for those who work the hardest to keep transit going.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "One tough go"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with knowledgeable, good co-workers in rank and file positions.

    Cons

    No work life balance, low morale


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Room for Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New Jersey Transit (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    --Medical benefits
    --Most of my co-workers
    --Constant Challenges

    Cons

    --Pay has not kept up with inflation for the last 6+yrs
    --Lack of resources

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to truly embrace a "this is us" mentality. Some managers didn't really embrace the team concept. I feel they felt the only want to get ahead was at the expense of another. Of course, this is not all managers, but the departments that performed the worst exhibited this mentality. There's also a lack of transparency and trust that I noticed in my tenure.

  8. "Bus Driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New Jersey Transit full-time

    Pros

    If you just need to work and have a CDL this is the place. If you are looking for a career, look elsewhere

    Cons

    Drivers were set up to fail. Not enough work hours. Too much standby time.

    Advice to Management

    Take management classes


  9. "New"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit full-time

    Pros

    40 hour work week guaranteed

    Cons

    Senority based til bees kick in


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing to write home about"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New Jersey Transit full-time

    Pros

    You can use the service for free
    You can go to the doctor

    Cons

    Pay-everyone is not rolling in the dough (despite what you read)
    No raise in 10+years
    Wage inequality
    Slow progress- it takes a news worthy event to prompt change
    Revolving door-inconsistency
    Low employee engagement and morale

    Advice to Management

    Instead of over polling the customer why don't you ever listen to the employees. Pay people not just the Christie connected folks. With the residency law and low salary you can't expect staff to stay in NJ?

    cut the bs, get real with Everton and stop overcommitting.


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