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Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
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School Bus Driver Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mazomanie, WI
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mazomanie, WI
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at First Student.

Interview Details

Hiring process is long and there's a lot of paperwork. The interview is super easy, basically if you like kids, or don't, you get the job as long as you pass all of the background checks, drug tests and driving record checks

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
There is no negotiation, this terminal is covered by a union, so you get to pay $150 to the teamsters in your first 5 weeks. Also, training is like 4 weeks long and you don't get paid for it until a month after you're done training.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berrien Springs, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berrien Springs, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at First Student.

    Interview Details

    Very easy interview. Face to face about 30 minutes of basic questions followed by forms to sign. No need to prepare for it. Hiring decision made on the spot usually of after background and driving record results come back in 24 hrs.

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    School Bus Driver Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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
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    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at First Student.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty easy.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    School Bus Driver Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
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    School Bus Driver Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  7.  

    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at First Student in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I took the commercial driver's test twice in a week. After I got the temporary license from the DMV I went directly to the bus company. The interviewer ask me a couple of questions, screened my driving record and told me to come back on monday to get my bus route. Too easy.

    Interview Questions
    • none really. Questions are pretty straight foward. Just be sure to have a decent driving record.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    All is based on seniority so I had to get the "bottom of the barell" of routes. Hourly rates are non negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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
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    School Bus Driver Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed 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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    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sandwich, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sandwich, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at First Student in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    First Student bought out our prior school district bus contract

    Negotiation Details
    no union no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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