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First Student President Linda Burtwistle
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28 Ratings

    Good first job or re-entering workforce

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver  in  Berrien Springs, MI
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Berrien Springs, MI

    I have been working at First Student part-time for more than a year


    Great training. Get your CDL B license paid for with 1 year of work


    A lot of rules and procedures to follow exactly as outlined by the company. Dealing with children and in some locations handicapped children so many rules. Like being in the military so not for everyone.

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    Better communication around the "why" of the rules would help. Pay is low causing a lot of turnover.

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Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

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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 days - interviewed 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.

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    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Cincinnati, OH
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

First Student knows that a student's first assignment is to get to school, safely and on time. Together, First Student and sister company FirstCanada transport about six million students to and from their classrooms every day via a fleet of some 57,000 buses. As North America's #1 school bus business, they operate from a network of 650-plus locations, spanning 42 states in the US and eight provinces in Canada. In addition to transportation, the company offers a slew of ancillary services, including preventative maintenance, fuel (its storage and purchase), route... More

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