Septa Reviews

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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3.3
57%
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Septa General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel
Jeffrey D. Knueppel
39 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management who only care about the numbers, not people(in 5 reviews)

  • "Some of the downsides of working here is the disrespect from some of the passengers towards the operators(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Finance in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    very collegial and friendly work environment!

    Cons

    no cons a great place to work!

  2. "Stay away"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Locomotive Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Septa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefits but horrible work life balance.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Very political within the company. The top executives will only think about themselves and not what’s good for the company.

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  3. "."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, pay is ok.

    Cons

    Maternity leave policy is not good.

  4. "SEPTA"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    good, benefits, and job security

    Cons

    Low pay and raises, slow advancement

  5. "Na"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    good salary and benefits for low

    Cons

    Very antiquated and highly mismanaged

  6. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Testing Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and job opportunities

    Cons

    Bad opportunities for growth unless you have years of experience

  7. "Good pay and benefits"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    The medical benefits are the best you will get. The pay is also very good for those that don’t have a bachelors degree.

    Cons

    When first starting, your shift could be bad. And it takes time to get opportunities for better shifts because the turnover of employees is low.

  8. "Hard to get in, hard to leave"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAM Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    - Some opportunities for growth within the company - Pretty good benefits

    Cons

    - HR is not flexible - Hiring process takes forever - Poor company culture - Highly specialized work can make it difficult to find opportunities elsewhere

  9. "It's not the actual job that's the problem, its the terrible work culture that's soul sucking."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Revenue Attendant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Septa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, doing the actual job is fine.

    Cons

    Unhealthy work culture, dealing with Management

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  10. "SEPTA"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Septa full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are very well for anyone

    Cons

    A disconnect sometimes with fellow departments

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