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First Transit Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
74 Reviews
2.9
74 Reviews
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First Transit President Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get to meet nice people Co- Workers are great driver because of the great trainers (in 3 reviews)

  • Good people with strong work ethics (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for responsibility of passenger transport (in 6 reviews)

  • Benefits are terrible, drivers get better health care (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Driver

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Montgomery Village, MD
    Former Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Montgomery Village, MD

    I worked at First Transit

    Pros

    Availability for employment, Responsibilities, First Transit is a great for someone who looking for working experience, giving knowledge in customer service, daily inspection, scheduling, and working with little supervision.

    Cons

    There are little career growth, as a driver who obtain a associate degree in Information Technology, who work with Metro Access with two different contractor was told that the contractor want drivers and was to get a CDL licence, this was the reason leaving for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management did an good job in operation, but they did not have no incentives for employees like career, promotion, less stressful routes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This was a wonderful environment to work in with professional individuals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Transit

    Pros

    They have room for advancement and willing to train people.

    Cons

    I don't have any Cons for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    not good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Panama City, FL

    I have been working at First Transit full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    started off with benefits like insurance

    Cons

    nothing i would like to mention just know that its very bad for the workers here in panama city florida

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont want to say it on here need to talk face to face

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Fueler

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    Current Employee - Fueler/Washer in Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Fueler/Washer in Pomona, CA

    I have been working at First Transit full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Full time work, great opportunity to move up within the company and a pleasant place to work at.

    Cons

    There is no holiday pay for new employees until after probation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for, but needs a lot of fixing to be great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in San Diego, CA

    I worked at First Transit

    Pros

    good people, not to bad management/managers

    Cons

    moral is bad, so bad apples in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix moral, which will make working there so much better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hypocrisy, contradictions & low pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transit Bus Driver in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Transit Bus Driver in Everett, WA

    I have been working at First Transit full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some good people here, who knew what they were doing and wanted to be friendly and helpful. A few of the drivers were real pros.

    Cons

    These bozos do not adequately maintain their equipment. They're cheap. Further, I was lied to repeatedly about my benefits, which were piss-poor. The union in this shop is ridiculous. Most of the drivers here are amateur hacks, and management seems to prefer sheep they can easily herd around. I've been driving too long to put up with that nonsense...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be so arrogant, self-righteous, sanctimonious, pompous and condescending. Outside of your pathetic fishbowl you fools don't matter one iota. Try harder to keep track of your lies and contradictory proclamations. I realize that takes away from time spent basking in all your virtue; it would save those unfortunate enough to have to put up with your ridiculous nonsense one or two tension headaches a month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    This company is so uncoordinated from top to bottom

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at First Transit

    Pros

    There aren't any at this point and time.

    Cons

    Management quarreling with each other, whether than focusing on employee moral. Things are going down hill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to listen to their employees. Once the lose their experience employees,they will not recover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Prepare to be Overworked and Underappreciated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Transit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Providing a public service is good. I like that. I think the senior management is really good. Very friendly. They all work hard.

    Cons

    There seems to be little real appreciation and respect for people from middle management. Pay is not commensurate with experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are expensive and don't provide for mental health. There is little real direction from managers and a lot of "just get it done."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience my first time driver bus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at First Transit

    Pros

    Friendly Co workers and supervisor and safety area to work

    Cons

    Break and hours schedule change every week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little problem when you try to talk with mangers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    FGA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at First Transit full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Feels like you are working for a small company that is actually large. Each office has it's own personality and culture but you know you are backed by a great back office at HG.

    Cons

    Remove a few "absolutes" and look at all the circumstances.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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