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Linda Burtwistle
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  • former employee....ready to return

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Central, IL
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Central, IL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent training for newly hired drivers and monitors and they keep training throughout your employment there. They encourage team work and thats just what they do. Its a very good company to work for and they appreciate the dedication of their drivers.

    Cons

    Need to be able to offer more part time summer positions so active employees can continue through summer breaks. Other tgan that....no cons here.😍

    Advice to Management

    Raises in pay will intise and keep better qualified drivers and monitors. Also suggest sign on bonuses for all drivers new or returning


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    School Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hesperia, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at First Student (Hesperia, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my app online got a call asking if I would consider a different location interviewed at the new location a few days later, by the end of the week I received an email to come to their orientation. There is no paid training, part-time only. Drug test and background are done after training.

    Interview Questions

    • Just asked basic situational questions, have you worked with children before.   Answer Question

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Website www.firststudentinc.com
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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