History of Greyhound Bus

Greyhound Bus, or known as the Greyhound Lines, Inc. is currently based in Dallas, TX.   They were founded back in 1914 by a man named Carl Wickman. They are known as one of the most common carriers of passengers by buy.  They server over 3,500+ destinations through the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico.

Today, they have over 70,000+ employees, with over 3,500 destinations, as well as 2,500 routes.


Hours of Operation:  Open every day: 5:45am-7:45pm

Minimum Age to Work Here:  18 years old

Positions Available:  Motor Coach Operator, Administrative Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Freight Clerk and Handler, Sales and Marketing Associate, Maintenance Technician, Bus Mechanic, Bus Driver, Outbound Sales Representative, Package Express Supervisor, Terminal Manager, Charter Sales Coordinator

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  Set hourly rate.  There is no room for negotiation.


Job Description / Average Wage

Bus Driver: You will generally be assigned a route, in which you will have to drive.  You will assist passengers with getting on the bus, as well as make sure that the bus is running at 100%.  This position will generally require a special license.  Your average pay will be around $16 to $24 a hour.

Customer Service: You will answer phones, assist passengers with their tickets, as well as report any problems to the upper management.  Depending on your location, this job description can widely vary.  Be sure to ask your hiring manager on your responsibilities.  This wage can vary from $8 to $16 a hour.

Janitorial: This duty will include picking up after passengers on the bus, as well as ensuring that the busses remain clean.  This may require vacuuming, sweeping, cleaning of the windows and more.  Some other duties such as cleaning the customer service department and more may be required.  This job is going to pay anywhere from $8 to $13 a hour.

Operations Manager: As an operations manager, you’re going to more than likely watch over a particular stop.  There may be an occasion where you’re going to have to watch over more than one spot depending on the location, your experience, as well as what is needed that day.  This position can pay anywhere from $43,000 to $58,000 a year.

Supervisor: You will more than likely work in the operations department.  Since Greyhound ships packages as well, you will oversee employees in this regard, as well as the drivers.  You will ensure that most routes are running according to plan in your specific region.  The average wage is around $43,000 to $55,000 a year.

Benefits

  • Major medical plan (medical, dental, vision and more)
  • Disability
  • Reimbursement Accounts
  • Free Travel
  • 401(K) that the company matches
  • Hiring bonuses

Atmosphere and Perks

The company offers its employees with many job benefits. The entry level workers will benefit competitive pay, flexible work schedules, and more opportunity for advancement on top of the very enticing amount of the salary. Qualified employees can also receive benefits like medical, dental, and vision plans, an employee assistance plan, free travel plans, a 401(k) retirement plan, hiring bonuses, continued education. If you want to start a career to a fast-paced company, this is a right venue.

Interview Questions

Why did you choose to apply here in Greyhound?

Do you have a reliable form of transportation?

What kind of person are you?

Why should this company hire you?

What will you do to improve or maintain the quality of service in this company?

Do you believe you have the qualities that the company is trying to look for?

Will you be satisfied in this job? What will be the reason when you opt to leave?

How long will you be staying in this company?

How will you describe a quality customer service?

Explain your experience in the trucking industry.

Interview Tips

Part of the hiring process of Greyhound is the series of interviews and background check as well as the conduct of examination. If you will be lucky enough to be called for an interview, make sure to be in the venue ahead of time. The interview questions will likely be about your experiences, the ability to handle people as well as your emotions and other employment related questions. Most of the questions also target on identifying how well you are in the trucking industry. Answer all questions with all honesty and maintain an eye to eye contact with the interviewer. The interviewer will surely be impressed by people who are courteous and enthusiastic.

How to apply

If you want to get a job here, Greyhound asks that you apply for a job online.  You can apply via their career page which is found here.   You will be able to sort by region, where you can find job openings, and more.  You can send them your application here.