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Orange County Transportation Authority Reviews

Updated October 8, 2017
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  1. "Great Government Agency"

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Transportation Authority (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, moves quicker than most government agencies, great executive team.

    Cons

    no cons to report of


  2. "Coach Operator"

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

    I worked at Orange County Transportation Authority full-time

    Pros

    -Strong camaraderie among the coach operators

    Cons

    -Irregular and inflexible work hours due to seniority-based scheduling
    -Unpaid splits between assigned routes
    -Subpar management

  3. ".."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed raises... always an opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    As a driver working with the public the company does not have your back if you are ever attacked or out in harms way


  4. "Professional Coach Operator"

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

    I worked at Orange County Transportation Authority full-time

    Pros

    Assisting various people and personalities, some with disabilities from point A to B . Professional Company

    Cons

    Only if I had to call for transit police and take bus out of service which was hardly ever.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Awesome company. If I had Never relocated to Houston TX I would still be with OCTA


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Tough Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of good people, ok pay, ok benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, mean culture, poor work and life balance

    Advice to Management

    Alot of the reviews are right on, really political place to work. Upper level management is really bad, a lot of fighting, like to put employees in the middle, then blame employees. High turnover, but management doesn't care, take or leave it attitude; force people out if they say something. Management is always looking for ways to lower pay or take away benefits, 4 years with no raises, then four more with 1-2% raises that have to be fought over. Can be good in some departments, but certain areas are tough, high turnover with disgruntled employees as leftovers. If you're ambitious, look elsewhere. Not a good place to work, always looking to put down employees, bad culture. Good place if you like doing other peoples work.


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

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    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..


  7. "great company just not secure"

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    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

  8. "Intern"

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    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.


  9. "Best Transit Company in So CA"

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    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.


  10. "Schedule Analyst"

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    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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