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First Student Reviews

Updated 17 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay with flexible schedule" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Not a bad place to work the people are great and hours are good for moms" (in 9 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. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Plymouth Meeting, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Driver in Plymouth Meeting, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Place and great people to work with

    Cons

    so far there are not any cons

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  3. "Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time

    Pros

    This job is very Flexible

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work


  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Student part-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    More hours a week for everyone


  5. "Author of own Destiny"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Naperville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Naperville, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay, weekends off, paid dental and vision, work available all year long, and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Should offer paid time off for your birthday.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee recognitions programs


  6. "Transporting children to and from school"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at First Student part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employes are Respectful respectful and Friendly

    Cons

    Dont like the short shifts


  7. "Training to be a bus driver"

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver

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

    Pros

    I was hired right away since ive been putting in tons of resumes all over. instructor is nice

    Cons

    training is taking a while due to having to take my class b permit tests.havingto wait for other people to pass in order to move forward.no paid training offered while in training.have to contact instructor in order to find anything out.have questions about the sign on bonus does anyone know?

    Advice to Management

    still in training but so far i can see some things that need to be changed.

  8. "Mechanic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Orange, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Orange, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Student (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Weekends off , No union shop,

    Cons

    Lack of training, Drivers run yard, reports of equipment gone on deaf ears, untrained shop managers 4 times in a row,

    Advice to Management

    Pull heads out actually check your yards and equipment, get in get dirty.


  9. "School Bus Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Columbus, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at First Student part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy the benefits and incentives company has brought.
    Received raises, a huge plus because cost of living goes up.

    Cons

    Mechanics took their time get buses working, especially if a location did not have onsite mechanics.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees equally. Follow through if an employee does not follow procedures and polices of the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible Job For Retired or College Students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagleville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagleville, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Student part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Trainers are very well trained
    - Weekly Pay/Hourly Rate
    - Driving Experience

    Cons

    - Good luck expecting a pay at the end of the week just to not receive it. Under a very slow system, the headquarters of First Student sent out my first check the 3rd week prior to when I was put on payroll

    - Can not support family with part-time pay

    Advice to Management

    How dare a manger could get paid at the end of the week and could careless about one of their employees not receiving a check at the end of the week


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