Regional Transportation District Reviews | Glassdoor

Regional Transportation District Reviews

Updated October 28, 2018
50 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Phillip A. Washington
20 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Great benefits, pay is good, free rides" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedules and good benefits" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "They live by the mantra, "this is the way we've always done it"" (in 2 reviews)

  • "The procurement office still has all paper contract and purchase order files which left space maxed out" (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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..


  2. "Beware"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regional Transportation District full-time

    Pros

    Not many, in fact not any

    Cons

    Splits, splits, splits......... training is rushed..... burnout rate is high

    Advice to Management

    Union needs to step it up.

  3. "Transportation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Operator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security due to turnover

    Cons

    Management does not see the big picture

    Advice to Management

    It's who you know, not what your qualifications/experience is


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Get With the Times"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Buyer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Regional Transportation District full-time

    Pros

    Good retirement plan.
    Free bus and light rail transportation.

    Cons

    The procurement office still has all paper contract and purchase order files which left space maxed out. They also had paper routing slips for invoices which sometimes would get lost and would have to be redone. The whole process is very frustrating and causes undue stress. This department was also very "clickish" and co workers never made me feel welcome or part of the team. I also didn't feel there were opportunities for advancement and wanted a shorter commute.

    Advice to Management

    Use technology what it is designed for, to make people work efficiently. This isn't the 1980's, so use electronic purchase orders, contracts, invoices and other documentation stored on network drives. If it is done right, you will have no problems finding the files you need. Encourage team building to help new employees feel welcome. You also really need to get everything together concerning problems with the G-Line and other issues. Commuters have been waiting over two years for this and are frustrated to say the least.


  5. "Excellent Benefits - Lack of advancement opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Good company that's going places"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Light rail maintenance supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Set in their ways"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Pay and hours"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Nice place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.