First Student Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
Updated Jun 28, 2014
41 interviews

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    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Belleville, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belleville, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at First Student in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    One on one interview with one of the members of management, once they accept you for employment, you must obtain permits from the secretary of state to obtain the permits for driving a school bus, then you must pass a drug screening and physical to complete the hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Driver/Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Batavia, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Batavia, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at First Student.

    Interview Details

    1-1 interview, very easy, after interview there will be classroom training to obtain your cdl or to become an attendant, classroom is about 2 weeks and then there is 2 weeks of behind the wheel driver before you are sent to the d.m.v to get tested and given your cdl and can start driving. this is all unpaid.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Charter Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Naperville, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency - interviewed at First Student in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I wHas selected through a staffing agency. First interviewed with the Sales Manager. We started talking about what a great idea the charter company was and he kind of stopped after that like he was waiting for me to talk. I had to direct his focus to my resume and then it was the same old stale questions. He exuded little energy and enthusiasm and told me he came to the company because he was unhappy in his last job. He didn't even talk about being proud of what the company had accomplished. Applying for a sales job I would not want to work for someone who was not enthusiastic. How would he motivate his team?

    Interview Questions
    • I asked him what he thought about whether I would be a good fit   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oakdale, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakdale, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at First Student.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very straight forward. Questions ranged from my availability, to physical ability (as related to the job), driving record, and so-on. I was informed that I would need to pass a drug screening and background check to receive an offer. I was notified quickly when both of those were passed, and received an offer to begin training.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not recall any difficult questions. The majority of it seemed to be an evaluation of qualifications, a background check, and drug screening.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Terminal Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at First Student.

    Interview Details

    applied for the job and had all of the qualification. It was a joke because they already knew who they were hiring. The person that was hired had none of the qualifications listed.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tecumseh, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Tecumseh, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at First Student.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview with the office manager.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 months - interviewed at First Student in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    show up fill out an application if they feel like giving you one that day

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    show up for unpaid training pass your road test and go to work
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Twentynine Palms, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at First Student in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hire process was short. Interview with staff went well

    Interview Questions
    • Why do I want to be school bus driver?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 6 months - interviewed at First Student in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process consisted of one interview, followed by a training period that included both presentation of class material, behind the wheel training in both urban and rural road conditions. As well, the training included safety checks on the condition of the bus operating systems, such as the air brake system.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a student picked a fight and physically assaulted another student on the bus?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was a union contract governing conditions and terms of employment, wages, hours and benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fresno, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fresno, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at First Student in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    saw they were hiring on internet,submitted application,they called at home ,told me to come for interview was told to bring h6 took the training was hired after 8 weeks of training

    Interview Questions
    • can you deal with disabled or wheelchair kids   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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