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  1. "bus driver"

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

    I have been working at Pace Suburban Bus full-time

    Pros

    Great pay great benifits great coworkers

    Cons

    There are no cons whatsoever besides schedule


  2. "Great Company Low Pay"

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

    I have been working at Pace Suburban Bus full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Low Salary, and lots of micro management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people. Everyone was nice and made sure that you felt welcomed and helped out if you asked. Everyone was great.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't a lot to do. Depending on the day there could either be a lot of work or not I guess it also depends on department and job responsibilities.


  4. "Mostly Useless Government Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pace Suburban Bus full-time

    Pros

    Easy work days. You choose how hard you want to work.

    Cons

    No accountability. Watch out for management involved in vendor kickbacks and stupid policies about internet use. Most work is outsourced to contractors who are often friends and family of staff.

    Advice to Management

    This agency is a disgrace to the state of Illinois and should cease to exist. The bus route data is manipulated to make it look like ridership is adequate and bus routes are justified. In reality this agency exists because it bailed out failing private suburban bus lines and has suburban government leadership on board to take money for municipal vehicle purchases.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can be better"

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    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Markham, IL
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Markham, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Suburban Bus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Newer buses nice customers flexibility in schedules. Newer employee rest areas. Bus operators help each other out quite a bit.

    Cons

    Poor management don't respect the employees at all. Throw everything they can to make employees feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. Have no faith or trust in staff. Have never saw division among upper official and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop always trying to make yourself look great for headquarters. At the end of the day you still need us as much as we need you. Give us the employees some room. From the cleaners to the drivers if we don't feel good our customers can tell and don't get the service they deserve. Then headquarters got a real problem and we both lose.


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    "Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pace Suburban Bus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good amount of Time off
    Pension

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic on Promotions and Pay raises


  7. "A company desperately in need of fresh faces and new ideas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Suburban Bus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pension plan, financially well managed, generous with paid time-off (PTO), low stress and free parking.

    Cons

    Outdated or inefficient technology is forced upon the workforce through a top-down, command and control process.

    Advice to Management

    IMHO many managers at this company have quit and stayed. That is to say, they continue to collect a paycheck but are not doing an effective job of valuing and developing their employees based on the low employee moral and lack of communication that has been widely acknowledged at all levels in the company. There needs to be a honest and serious assessment of management performance at Pace.

  8. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Markham, IL
    Former Employee - Operator in Markham, IL

    I worked at Pace Suburban Bus part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed this job a lot

    Cons

    It can be dangerous at time


  9. "benefit is it a good place to work do they pay good salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pace Suburban Bus part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits great job as a part-time driver will I get benefits

    Cons

    As a part-time driver will I ever move up to 4 time


  10. "Secure Job, Good Pay, Good Benefits, Is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Service Worker in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Service Worker in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Suburban Bus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay
    -Benefits
    -Secure Job
    -No Lay Offs
    -Jobs are usually pretty easy

    Cons

    -Chain of Command
    -Some supervisors can be annoying
    -Expected to follow strict policy

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to the people who actually do the jobs because they know more about the job than you if you've never done the job in question.


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