First Student

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I safely transport students to and from school.

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Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Crest Hill, IL
Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Crest Hill, IL

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

Pros

It's a great place to work for retired individuals or at home moms.

Cons

Wish the bus driving was full time.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Most of the people working there are great but at my branch this family thinks they run it and it's not a good place to

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    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in DeKalb, IL

    I have been working at First Student part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are friendly for the most part , the kids are great to work with. It's part time hours.

    Cons

    Don't get paid enough. All branches around us get paid more then we do. The family needs to be taken under control and made to have the same options as all other workers not special treatment.Management needs to find out what is going on and do something about it. Need to make changes in who is in charge there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out from the people working there what is going on and take action. No more family favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    open door policy a joke, ask general questions and hear about it later, will smile in your face, but stab your back

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Belmar, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Belmar, NJ

    I worked at First Student full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    co-workers are willing to help you. Pay is not terrible. Atnosphere is pretty quiet.....

    Cons

    benefits are expensive with very high deductable, you ask a general question to supervisor or manager that has not been covered because you want to do your job correctly, they answer you and then you get crap for it later because they claim it was covered but when you ask other co-workers they don't know the answer either. They don't want a "defensive" atmosphere, but you have no choice but to feel defensive, supervisor answers you with colors, red being a favorite, they have a quarterly bonus plan that nobody could explain to you how it works. When they LET YOU GO, FIRE YOU, they ILLEGALLY collect your personal belongings while you are being let go in another room and when you ask for days off near a holiday, they tell you that they have decided to determine WHO gets off by attendance and performance which, by the way, is ALSO ILLLEGAL to do. You cannot eat at your desk at all and cannot have your cell phone in visible site, no matter WHAT the circumstance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to have an open door policy, have a TRUE open door policy and entertain questions because sometimes questions could resolve many issues that are not brought up or to anyone's attention or slip by that are undetected that develop into larger scale issues. Listen to your employees and understand that questions are because workers want to do the right job and not have to correct an issue when it shouldn't have been an issue to begin with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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