Compare First Student vs First Transit BETA

See how working at First Student vs. First Transit compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at First Student vs. First Transit. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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First Student

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First Transit

Employee Ratings

  • First Student scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 1049 reviews)
First Student employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 405 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
First Student employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
First Student employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
First Student employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
First Student employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
First Student employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
First Student Ceo Paul Osland
94%
94%Paul Osland
First Student employees rated their CEO Approval 23% higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
First Transit Ceo Brad Thomas
71%
71%Brad Thomas
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
First Student employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
55%
First Student employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than First Transit employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

First Student has 216 more total submitted salaries than First Transit.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
School Bus Driver225 Salaries
$17/hr
Mechanic31 Salaries
$36,870/yr
Dispatcher14 Salaries
$18/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Bus Operator71 Salaries
$15/hr
Mechanic11 Salaries
$42,683/yr
Dispatcher22 Salaries
$15/hr

What Employees Say

  • First Student had 17 more reviews than First Transit that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • "Buses" was the most mentioned Con at First Student.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at First Transit.
Pros
Pros
"Part time"(in 37 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 28 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 11 reviews)
"Good people"(in 11 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Buses"(in 39 reviews)
"Part time"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 26 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 14 reviews)
Featured Review
"yes"Jan 6, 2021

Current Employee - Student

I have been working at First Student full-time

Pros

Good co. to work for.

Cons

average salary. No career growth.

"Loved my career"Dec 19, 2020

Former Employee - Paratransit Operator

I worked at First Transit full-time for more than a year

Pros

I loved the freedom. I believe in paying it forward too. I loved my career.

Cons

The yard I worked at was shut down do to covid19 and I can not get my same position back. I would have to reapply w another yard and start from the bottom

Advice to Management

I loved the management. It's covid19 that really screwed it up for ALL of us. Esp because we loved what we did/do. I just want to go back to what I was hired for.

Job Postings

First Student has 954 more recently posted open jobs than First Transit.