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Updated February 1, 2018
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Pros
  • Great working environment, interesting field (in 3 reviews)

  • MST is the best school bus company to work for in Los Angeles (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • there are no benefits or paid time off for non office or garage staff (in 3 reviews)

  • Most of the positions are part time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Unequivocally the most professional and considerate interview process, I’ve ever experienced."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Manager
    Former Employee - Safety Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many companies claim to be family friendly, but few really are. After my first interview upper management from STA called to ask me how my son felt about his father traveling for work. STA does not just claim to be family oriented, it’s woven into their business practices.

    Cons

    For me the only negative I found was the location of the position I really wanted. I have no complaints whatsoever, just an incredible company staffed with incredible employees!

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Izzi maintain exactly what you do and how you do it. As long as you continue conducting interviews as you did mine, STA will surely be staffed with some of the best and brightest. I immensely enjoyed the entire process as well as meeting all the wonderful people which STA employs. .


  2. "Bus driving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Lockport, NY
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Lockport, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can earn a CDL-B license and get needed experience to give yourself an opportunity to go elsewhere for a CDL-B job if you can't drive full-time here or get a better paying job at this bus company.

    Cons

    School bus driving jobs only average about 25 hours per week. Good luck getting that much work over the 9 weeks of summer break, The week from around Christmas Eve thru New Year's Day, Easter break, or the week of Thanksgiving.

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen to your employees side of the story. Don't always take the customers side.

  3. "Overworked and no Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees who work here give it 100% however management does not care about it's people or customers only the$$$$ and do not share. Favoritism plays a big role.

    Cons

    Management and nepotism is fair game. You are expected to give your all for no rewards. HR is a Joke and upper management hides behind everything and anything.

    Advice to Management

    Get a Real HR department or many more law suites will follow.


  4. "Assistant Terminal Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Terminal Manager in Gibsonia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Terminal Manager in Gibsonia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company with a strong customer focus. Usually the highest driver pay rates in the area

    Cons

    Most of the positions are part time


  5. "I love my job. I get to know Omaha by driving my route, in i work with students to the laws and rules"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting new faces each year, going to different places, never really having much problems with staff. Enjoy helping staff and students along with schools staff.

    Cons

    The changes of rules and the different types of personalities that you learn each year.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Monitor
    Current Employee - Monitor
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company concerned with safety, cares for the children it serves, hours work around other commitments

    Cons

    the cons usually fall on individual management, not the company - in my experience


  7. "Accounting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Wall Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Accounting in Wall Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great supportive staff.

    Cons

    There are no cons with STA.

    Advice to Management

    Great job.

  8. "FT Coodinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FT Coordinator in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - FT Coordinator in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hrly rates. Was able to do my job with very little supervision.

    Cons

    Not able to get overtime when work increases. Not enough drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Get new Gm.


  9. "lame place. disrespect."

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Goleta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    there are no pros for this company.

    Cons

    was training. while in training, and working to understand material, trainer accused me of not taking training seriously. this was a personal attack. also, he did this in front of another trainee. i'm glad he showed his true colors before i continued there so i could see how rotten an environment it was. i don't need that. no one does. to be honest, everyone else was friendly, and even he was, until that moment. but because of his actions, i would not recommend anyone to look for a job there. this was in goleta california.

    Advice to Management

    i don't believe management takes advice. that's why they are in management. managers are rotten people, except for 1 in a million. and that's literal.


  10. "Not bad, but could use more $"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Grand Junction, CO
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Grand Junction, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working with the kids and having the same schedule as my kids. They allow you to work independently and have a camera on every bus for additional safety.

    Cons

    Low pay and working in extreme temperatures. There is not much opportunity to make extra money, and very little work is offered in the summer.


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