Coast Mountain Bus Company Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2022

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3.6
73%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
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Coast Mountain Bus Company President and General Manager Michael McDaniel (no image)
Michael McDaniel
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good employer - honest and good benefits(in 12 reviews)

  • "Pension, pretty good pay,great staff(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "only get 5 sick days a year, which are not enough considering you drive a dirty bus with some nasty passengers on board(in 5 reviews)

  • "You might have some recovery time after finishing a trip, but if you're already running late (which you always will be) then you're outta luck(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great job

      Dec 15, 2021 - Bus Operator in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Union, pension, benefits, get to pick your shifts, 5 weeks paid vacation

      Cons

      Trolley buses, splits, always late, some rude supervisors, employees get blamed for everything

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The REAL truth!!!

      Mar 31, 2022 - Transit Bus Driver 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Salary for someone with No Post Secondary Education. Top Wage AFTER 2 years $36.70 per hour. Secure job with good Pension. After you have built up some Seniority, you can choose the Days off you want, the shift hours you prefer, and the easier Routes.

      Cons

      Brand new drivers will work Split Shifts which will result in a Long day away from home, unless you live nearby the Depot. Brand new drivers will get the busiest and worst routes (hello Hastings street). You will have to work for YEARS until you can have Weekends off. Dealing with Drunks, Drug Addicts, Crazy & Rude passengers!! Unrealistic Schedules which are sometimes impossible to maintain. On some routes, you may get to the end of the line with only 8 minutes rest( to run to the washroom or eat your peanut butter & jelly sandwich) before you must leave again.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Look elsewhere if you can.

      Apr 16, 2022 - Bus Operator in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Alright pay and extended benefits (except sick days). You can choose which days off and time of day you work once you have enough seniority.

      Cons

      If you take sick days it takes months to get paid. Management will suspend and terminate employees for minor problems. Safety is lip service. This company only cares about public perception. It claims poverty constantly as a way to suppress wages. Bus running times are fantasy numbers. The general public can be rude whenever you're late and it's not your fault. Union is ineffective.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Conventional Transit Operator

      Feb 7, 2022 - Transit Operator in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Living wage, Training, work schedule. Depot staff

      Cons

      Poor management, lack of respect from customers

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Solid reputation

      Jan 11, 2022 - Transit Operator in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits...stable work environmennt family oriented

      Cons

      Too much of both company union politics

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Job

      Nov 5, 2021 - Conventional Transit Operator in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Variety of work schedule and driving around metro Vancouver

      Cons

      Fare evaders, sleepers, runners, junks

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      CMBC

      Oct 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great place to work and meet people

      Cons

      Some old time negative employees

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place

      Aug 24, 2021 - Mechanic in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Paid well for easy work

      Cons

      Politics Poor management Resistant to change

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Yeah

      Jun 15, 2021 - Retired in Surrey, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Money is good ñ, unión job

      Cons

      Shift and hours can be challenging

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Duty Manager

      Mar 22, 2021 - Duty Manager in Surrey, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Ever day brings new challenges

      Cons

      To much red tape. Everything has to go through translink

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    Coast Mountain Bus Company has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 79 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Coast Mountain Bus Company to a friend and 48% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Coast Mountain Bus Company employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Coast Mountain Bus Company. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

    73% of Coast Mountain Bus Company employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Coast Mountain Bus Company 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.8 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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