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Orange County Transportation Authority Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "great company just not secure"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coach Operator in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Coach Operator in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Transportation Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits very fair company to work for

    Cons

    the schedule the public can get you fired not a security job

    Advice to Management

    all management should be mandatory to drive the buses 1 weeks a year and they can see first-hand the problems we have to drive one week every year and I think that would be fair


  2. "Good place, as long as you don't get on the wrong side of your manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Transportation Authority full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, nice people

    Cons

    If you get on the wrong side of a manager then watch out! The organization will always back the manager regardless of the real story or the amount of witnesses or evidence. Unless you're a union employee watch your back!

    Advice to Management

    Place a little more trust in your employees, watch certain managers with a chronic history of employee complaints and high turnover and make changes to address them rather than just make promises you won't keep..


  3. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in the contracts department. it was a bit dry but a standard govt. office job. Hours were great 9-5pm

    Cons

    Hard to move up. very bureaucratic.


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  5. "Best Transit Company in So CA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coach Operator in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Coach Operator in Tustin, CA

    I have been working at Orange County Transportation Authority full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Military style management, with a lot internal favoritism.


  6. "Schedule Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Transportation Authority full-time

    Pros

    Lots of items to learn

    Cons

    Poor Management, not great training involved

    Advice to Management

    Provide better training so an employee can move ahead in the right direction


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    "An Intern's Perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Transportation Authority part-time

    Pros

    - Great HR Orientation!
    - Friendly (but sometimes cold) staff/coworkers
    - Managers go out of their way to get interns involved

    Cons

    - Departments are siloed
    - Not a lot of communication between employees and management (that was improving when I left though)
    - Senior staff do not necessarily want/need extra intern help

    Advice to Management

    - Only provide internship positions where necessary
    - Merge or redefine the roles of certain departments (similar tasks are often being done by two or more departments)


  8. Helpful (3)

    "The benefits aren't worth the stress"

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

    Pros

    -Onsite gym
    -Tuition reimbursement program
    -Good healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Poor management and unclear direction. Everyone plays a game of "c.y.a" and it's difficult to get an honest answer about anything. There is also tons of favoritism and if you're not with the "in crowd", you're toast.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flex time, challenging work (this is all on the department you work in - some departments are "sleepers" other departments are constantly busy - not look busy - busy). if you reach for it, you can advance in SOME departments OR MOVE to other departments. Great health benefits. People stay a long time at OCTA.

    Cons

    OCTA has companies within its company. Different departments and divisions run COMPLETLEY opposite. too much red tape, plenty of people 'looking busy" and takes 10 steps to accomplish what could be done in 2, for job security. But upper management is unaware, Often hard quatliy work is rewarded with more work! that's fine, but its not new work, it work other people cant get in on time, or simply work slow, so they don't do as much.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to the every day worker bee - and not just for a photo op! Sure you will get the whiners, but you will also find out the day to day operations. Reward quality and expeditious work -


  10. "Sr. Claims Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great organization.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments.


  11. "OK place to intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and can work with different teams.

    Cons

    not challenging enough. pretty much do work that others don't want to.

    Advice to Management

    give interns more opportunities.



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