First Transit Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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First Transit President Brad Thomas
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29 Ratings

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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  1. Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great pay, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Not much career advancement for middle management in the corporate setting. Locations do have lots of career advancement though.

  2. Public Transportation Operator / Bus Driver / Coach Operator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coach Operator in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Coach Operator in Oceanside, CA

    I have been working at First Transit

    Pros

    First Transit is a good employer. First Transit provides paid training and good benefits after your initial 90 day. If you're a people person, patient and enjoy being outside, then becoming a Coach Operator with First Transit.

    Cons

    Whenever you work with the public, it a requires tough skin, patience and a willingness to want to help. The general public can very demanding, impatient and quite rude at time. Being a Coach Operator is a physically demanding job.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the starting salary for Drivers to eliminate the high turnover rate. For the amount of work and responsibilities Drivers have to cope with, the starting salary of $12.00 after training isn't enough to keep Drivers interested in staying.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Transit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Paid training, you will know exactly what is expected of you and you have the opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    There are none, no hidden agendas with First Transit.

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  5. driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Capitol Heights, MD
    Current Employee - Driver in Capitol Heights, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    doing a public service, good for person while you looking for a real job

    Cons

    no benefits, no leave,long hours, heavy traffic

  6. Over worked under paid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Transit

    Pros

    Not a good place to work

    Cons

    Over worked under paid. Not a good place to work

  7. It's a ok company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at First Transit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The co workers are nice to work with

    Cons

    The pay is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your employees than lining their pockets with bonuses

  8. Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Transit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have room for advancement and willing to train people.

    Cons

    I don't have any Cons for the job.

    Advice to Management

    ....

  10. not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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

  11. This company is so uncoordinated from top to bottom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at First Transit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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