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Regional Transportation District Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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Phillip A. Washington
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Pros
  • Great benefits, pay is good, free rides (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible schedules and good benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • We work extra hours and get paid very little compared to other mass transit (in 2 reviews)

  • Not much opportunity for advancement (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Benefits - Lack of advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people, good leaders

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to be promoted, hiring trend is to fill opportunities for employees to advance (be promoted) to external candidates. You have to be happy doing what you were hired to do. It is unlikely you will be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees and promote from within the organization.


  2. "Good company that's going places"

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    Former Employee - Information Governance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Information Governance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, knowledgable workforce, changing Denver for the better

    Cons

    Drive and focus at the top doesn't always make all the way down

  3. "Pay and hours"

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    Current Employee - Train Operator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Train Operator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work and job security if you stay in compliance with safety rules and regulations.

    Cons

    Poor pay for the expense of the area which means they can't keep people forcing the people who stay to work mandated additional hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to get quality people who will stay longer thus increasing staffing numbers and decreasing turn over which in turn will decrease mandated work schedules.


  4. "Light rail maintenance supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay is good, free rides

    Cons

    Management is horrible, shift work can be hard, employees are cry babies

    Advice to Management

    Start holding people accountable and stick to it. Grow a spine


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Set in their ways"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers
    Close to lots of food places
    Good pay/benefits

    Cons

    Do everything because "this is how we've always done it", tell you they want new ideas but shoot them down quickly to go back to old standards, no upward mobility, either super busy or bored for days.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to present new ideas, then actually consider them or don't ask. Working on projects that ultimately get rejected are a waster of time and are a blow to morale.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and they have a strong union. They have really good benefits and a the training program is strong.

    Cons

    Sometimes safety is an issue. I know they try but they can not be on the buses or train 24/7. Upper management need to have a more personal relationship with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to communicate with employees more than just when there is a problem. Let them know that you appreciate them and you understand it can be a hard job.


  7. "I drove many routes over my 10 year tenure with the company."

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    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can be rewarding. I was vested. Will receive a pension upon retirement age. The pay is a good amount of pay.

    Cons

    DOT is ran by Concentra. Concentra should not run such a sensitive program. The management doesn't fight for you. As an employee you are completely replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

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

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time

    Pros

    Lots of vacation and low stress

    Cons

    Boring, slow paced, no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    It's 2017


  9. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and good benefits..

    Cons

    Sometimes slow due to it being a quasi government job..


  10. "Bus Driver Operato"

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver Operator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Bus Driver Operator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Regional Transportation District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working Part -Time you get week-ends and holidays off plenty of overtime. It can be a good learning experience they will provide free training to get a CDL license!!

    Cons

    No benefits as part-time or paid for holidays can be stressful trying to stay on time due to influx of traffic with all the people moving to Colorado and turnaround times to be back at work. Mandatory overtime will kill any relationship with family or loved ones


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