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Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. "Awful, Long hours for little pay, harassed about book."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company pays weekly,you dont pay for gas as vehicles are propane, insurance is alright.

    Cons

    Long hours, little pay, EQUATES TO ABOUT 7.00 HOURBWHICH INCLUDES THE TIPS.ALL THEY CARE ABOUT OS HOW MUCH MONEY YOU BOOK.NOT ABOUT DRIVERS.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages and quit harassing drivers about book


  2. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Taxi Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Taxi Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good money if you know the town well

    Cons

    work hours and days wayyyyyy tooo LONG and too much!

    Advice to Management

    treat your drivers better. Make work hours and days lower. Even CDL drivers are only allowed to drive 8 hours at a time.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Rideshare and Taxi company greed have entirely killed the market and the drivers in 2016. No money in transportation."

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    Former Employee - Yellow Cab Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Yellow Cab Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The longshot that you'll have a chance at kickbacks and other nefarious and illegal ways of making side money. If you don't want to hustle people (and I don't), you don't make very good money at all. If you're a crook, you can do well, plain and simple.

    Cons

    -Complicated and expensive hiring process
    -Long hours of unpaid overtime (10-12hr shifts, strict)
    -Minimum wage if you don't make above $240 on meter
    -Cronyism is king
    -Corruption is your friend
    -You will be assaulted by drunks and crazy people
    -The cops don't care about you
    -The undercover cops care about writing you citations
    -You will become depressed and short tempered

    Advice to Management

    Pay your drivers a much higher percentage of the meter and keep your cabs clean. It's too little too late though and rideshare is the response to your greedy business model. YCS, you have stepped on many people and used your drivers like dogs. You will survive only by your marred name. You're the worst company I've ever worked for. Thanks for nothing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "YCS Cab Driving - so much potential - so many problems."

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    Current Employee - Taxi Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Taxi Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You work by yourself, many perks around town, get to chat with visitors, time goes by quickly, not very physically demanding.

    Cons

    As a driver, I know that every day when I walk into work, there is going to be SOMETHING... something to deal with. It is so rare to come in and be able to just hit the road without dealing with some kind of issue. Sometimes you will walk out to cabs that have a dead battery because a driver before you left a light on or the door open. Sometimes you'll find there is something wrong with the cab like a headlight out or it has been left a total mess. Many times, you will be looking for your cab in the designated area where it is supposed to be only to wander around for 30 min and end up finding it where it doesn't belong.
    We are all assigned a cab every six months... and when your cab is out for maintenance, we go into our shift expecting a total piece of garbage... to the point that you actually feel bad for the passengers getting in to ride it. If you are "spared out" your daily trip sheet will have your cab number on it, but it doesn't say what type of vehicle it is. We have seven different vehicle models... So unless you have 600+ cab numbers memorized, you will be wandering around until you luckily stumble upon your cab.
    There are no radios in the cabs because they are deemed a "distraction" ... so you sit in silence by yourself for the most part for 8-12 hours a night or day and yet management constantly preaches about staying alert.
    They offer vacation after working a certain amount of time, but you will not be able to take vacation in the summertime until you have at least 10 years in.
    YCS scheduling has generally two options... you can either work four-12 hour shifts a week (you will not get that if you are new) or you will work at least five days a week anywhere between 8-12 hours a day. Now five days a week at eight hours a day sounds pretty sweet... until you realize that performance is strictly based on how much you make per SHIFT. It's called "Making Average"... what they do is take all drivers that are working the same shift you are and average out how much money they booked onto their meter that day. If you are not within 15% of whatever the averaged shift amount is, they will take note and you will eventually be called into the office. Do it a handful of times and you will get written up. Yet whenever we have some kind of an issue that keeps us off the road (maintenance delays or any other reasons that keep drivers from doing their jobs), we are instructed to write down those issues onto our trip sheets so that the supervisors can see why we struggled that day. THIS DOES NOTHING. I don't think anyone even reads what you write on there to be honest. When you get called onto the office and disciplined for not making average, they pull out a sheet that has nothing but numbers. Numbers... because that's what you are to them. There are no asterisks next to day where as a driver, you dealt with crap that wasn't your fault and it held you back... nope, it's just "well looks like you're really struggling and you need to think about coming in earlier" ... so for the people working five days a week, you start to feel the need to work longer hours just to make up for mistakes/laziness of other people like not leaving cabs where they are supposed to be, letting the battery die because lights were left on or not having functional headlights at all.
    In conclusion, you will always have a disaster to face first thing in the morning. It will set you back. It will stress you out. You will work more hours just to try and avoid the consequences of other people's actions... but in the end, management will still end up calling you out instead of getting to the root of / solving the issues at hand.

    Advice to Management

    Help the drivers and stop dragging them down for the failures of others. The drivers are your moneymakers... treat them like valuable employees NOT punching bags as you ignore WHY they may be struggling.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No opportunity, no future"

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    Former Employee - Junior Network Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Junior Network Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation full-time

    Pros

    No education needed. Kind of independed job. If you decided work for cab driver, YCS should be better way to do that.

    Cons

    Have to work 12 hr and 5 days a week. Dangerous and very stressful job. No opportunity and not enough money.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid the "averege". Do not push to your drivers to bring more money. That is affect to long holing. That is affect to long holing. Improve your benefits


  6. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Driver in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Driver in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Driver doesn't pay for gas

    Cons

    New drivers got the bad schedule for first years

    Advice to Management

    Try to change and respect drivers please


  7. "Best of the cab co's to work for in Vegas"

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    Current Employee - Cab Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Cab Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The commissions were smaller, but you didn't pay for the fuel

    Cons

    don't be the lowest book at night

    Advice to Management

    don't be so hard on low book

  8. Helpful (2)

    "STABLE COMPANY BUT LONG NIGHT HOURS & UNION BASED"

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    Current Employee - Taxi Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Taxi Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yellow - Checker - Star Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get take home tips every night from $35-$150. I average $3,800/month take home pay after taxes. You get bonuses for taking passengers to Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Escort Services and other business. There are lots of side bonus opportunities which can be better than the actually pay from Yellow Checker Star Cab. The longer you work their the better quality of Cabs you get.

    Cons

    You work a lot of hours a week. Strange nightly hours can mess with your social life or your sleeping schedule. Also it is extremely difficult to take a day off. You will need to bring in a doctors note for not being to work for just one day.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new drivers to take an occasional day off.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "If you are considering driving a Taxi cab in Las Vegas they are probably one of the better companies"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy refueling , great equipment maintenance, convenient employee parking, occasional free lunch. If you did your job and followed the rules they left you alone.

    Cons

    Management was not very progressive, no recognition for a satisfactory or even better than average job performance did not honor negotiated contracts always trying to push the limit of collective bargaining agreement not a very generous company

    Advice to Management

    As far as I could tell they were happy with the way things where and had no intention of changing anything.