- Standard Parking Plus12.Jan 2016
Working conditions do not comply with OSHA standards. The shuttles are maintained at minimum efficiency. In the winter some heaters may not work and in the summer air conditioning may not work, but, you still have to drive the shuttle. A driver may or may not get a break in the day, as every driver signs a form giving up the lunch break, this is a standard form you must sign to work there.
The company assumes new drivers have training in driving shuttles and buses. New drivers are "trained" on routes by riding them once or twice.
Then assigned to "cover" where the company needs them. That may be standing outside of a building for a few hours helping passengers. Safety meetings are held about every 3 to 4 months on a Saturday 9am to 1:30 pm. Mandatory. They are ineffective at teaching safety, you get a print out of safety items and admin will introduce themselves to you. The company does not care about you as a person, as a driver, you better be early to work, never sick and deferential to admin.
The work rules are flexible, you are given a company handbook when you start work and told to read it, yet, admin constantly changes the rules. The handbook is changed when they give the employee a printout with a different spin on a rule and make them sign that it has been received, then admin will attempt to follow the new policy, no supervisor follows policy in the same way.
There is no break room for employees at work. You will be driving in circles on a route, your break consists of finding a restaurant or bathroom along the route, remember you have 10 minutes. Lunch is 30 minutes, whether traffic has made you late or not. Remember you signed a waiver to give up your lunch breaks.
The main point is... This company keeps its drivers on edge and guessing. There is no job security here. They want you to tow the line or your job is in danger. It's a constant theme. All supervisors are in charge of the drivers, so one supervisor annoyed with you is enough to get you canned. It's just not worth it here.
Inclusive / Diverse
As a driver for Standard Parking Plus, Admin, say's they value drivers, but, actions do not prove that out.
Suggestions for improvement
- The supervisors and Admin should have a meeting every day to keep up with what is going on in the company. The handbook should be updated and all employee's notified when that occurrs. Supervisors should know and follow the handbook. Must follow the rules. They should lease a room or two, where drivers can take breaks, including the lunch break. They should look ahead and give drivers notices in a timely manner. At least two weeks notice of a schedule change or change in hours would be appropriate. A pay schedule should be implemented. The pay should be commensurate with other private companies.
What I like about the company
I get paid most of the time.
What I dislike about the company
Pay gets messed up easily. Every 3 months, Drivers have to work 12 hrs a day mandatory for special events. The company is unorganized, one supervisor does not know what another is doing or what current "rule" is being enforced. They change the rules to suit themselves - ie: there is seniority, Oh no there's no seniority.
There is no break room, drivers stand out in the cold for any breaks. Pay is not commensurate with experience or licensing, pay is low and non cdl drivers can be paid the same as a CDL driver. The company handbook can be changed at any time, and the rules change all the time. Drivers can be fired for one accident. Very stressful work environment.
- CompanyStandard Parking Plus
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee