Hampton Roads Transit

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This has not been the career step I'd hoped for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA (US)

Pros

There is a good benefit package, HRT is basically considered government, so for an individual, the health/ dental pricing is reasonable. The pricing is a bit steep once you add dependents though. I have personal policies for my family and save over half. We also get free rides on all the public transit, which is nice if you are anywhere in their service area

Cons

The upper management turnover is VERY high. Not a single upper management employee is still here that was employed my first day 3 years ago. There is little accountability to workers below them, and very little in the way of career development. They pay lower than market wages and most people use this as a pass through position. You won't get a raise or much of one either. Most of the employee social events have been disbanded, so there is very little communications between admin and drivers. There is not much in the way of career development, and your manager can trade you at whim to other departments. I have spoke to quite a few people who are surprised with move instructions on their arrival at work one day. If you don't like it, well - you could get another job. Many positions here are dead-end. There is no growth potential, no further opportunity unless the person above you dies or leaves. And, ultimately, they can move you around to whatever job they want change your job title to whatever they want, whether or not you are qualified, and its up to you to fight to keep that position at that time. Its a very political environment as well, and many upper management employees act no better that spoiled teenagers - they want what they want, and woe to them who can't or don't provide it. You say the wrong thing - knowingly or not - and that could be the end of your career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at developing the people you have. Respect is two-way street: treating employees like chess pieces doesn't make them appreciate their employment, it makes them resent it. No wonder people steal here. Its a very little bit they have control over since there are more and more rules put out to control everything from behavior to friendships.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Other reviews for Hampton Roads Transit

  1.  

    An organization with many opportunities for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company constantly expanding presenting great opportunities for growth. New management is very dedicated to the success of the organization and supportive of staff. Awesome benefits including employee paid health and dental, retirement plan, paid vacation and paid sick leave!

    Cons

    The organization is a political subdivision serving 6 cities and is overseen by representatives from each of those cities. HRT currently does not have a dedicated funding source and must request operating money from the cities each year. This places a lot of constraints and limits on the organization both financially and operationally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Recent medical problem has caused HRT to terminate employment

    Current Employee - Bus Operator  in  Hampton, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Hampton, VA (US)

    Pros

    Driving is ok, talking with passengers

    Cons

    Before I knew what my problem was (enlarged prostate) I was terminated because of emergency urinating outdoors in private location, or so I thought. I was on camera. Got documentation from doctor, but not good enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management appears afraid to think outside the box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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