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First Student Reviews

Updated 6 October 2018
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Dennis Maple
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Pros
  • "This is a great part-time job for someone who is just wanting extra income" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good pay with flexible schedule" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also it's a part time position as far as hours go so despite good pay it's hard to make the income work for my family" (in 18 reviews)

  • "I was always able to get full time work" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "not bad at all"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work really freindly

    Cons

    long hours sometimes not always

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work boys


  2. "Good for part-time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Gresham, OR (US)
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Gresham, OR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexuble days and hours. I drive subs and activities exclusively. I only work 2 days a week. Allows me to be home with my children the rest of the week.

    Cons

    -no paid training
    -some co-workers are real jerkss
    -early hours

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the jerks and the overweight drivers that cant properly perform their duties. I've seen so many drivers not follow protocol simply because they physically cannot.

  3. "Getting very disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a good part time job the kids are fun

    Cons

    The pay check is never right and a lot of times you won't get a check. This is the first company I worked for you get the check to deposit and two days later they will take the check right out of your bank account.

    Advice to Management

    Get your payroll right and quit talking payroll checks in the employee bank before the state gets involved


  4. "Tech In Charge"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Student full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Good Work Environment
    Friendly mechanics

    Cons

    Handcuffed by the budget
    No Overtime


  5. "a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student full-time

    Pros

    the people, making a positive contribution to the community

    Cons

    every job is what you make of it


  6. "Love working with first student"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex hours I enjoy the split shifts

    Cons

    Only 20 hour starting out

    Advice to Management

    Bid on runs when school begins


  7. "Area director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was god for the are
    Students were excellent and fun
    Workplace was nice
    Fun to be around other people
    Exciting place to work

    Cons

    Parents were a nuisance
    Hours were inconsistent
    Traffic was terrible during the day
    Website was constantly down
    News cameras were annoying

    Advice to Management

    Keep maintaining morale in the workplace

  8. "Safety First"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student full-time

    Pros

    Very Safety Conscious and safety driven company

    Cons

    Drivers are very pleasant to work with


  9. "Company will lose good employees due to the way they run things."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at First Student part-time

    Pros

    Pay is good for a first time driver. Driving is the best part, the kids maybe rowdy at times but all in all really the best part of my day.

    Cons

    First the company rushed me with my training usually 5-6weeks mines was 3 weeks because they needed drivers. I was totally stressed out but I passed my CDL the day I got my CDL temporary license they wanted to just throw me into driving which was nerve wrecking but I finally got the hang of it and now I was supposed to get a paycheck but nope they said i’m still not in the system I’ve been with this company since the beginning of August and they still don’t have me in the system. I come to work on time get the job done and this is how they do me.

    Advice to Management

    Quit giving us the run around some of us are good workers and you all treat us like crap. You demand a lot from us but then you do stuff like this not having a paycheck or not giving us a straight answer. Communication is KEY and you all lack so much of it and when we want to talk about it you all look at us like we crazy. Come on this can be such a great place to work if the company can get it together.


  10. "Monitor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Monitor in Olathe, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Monitor in Olathe, KS (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Student part-time

    Pros

    You have time to do same thing els

    Cons

    We has stay waitin the rute


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