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"Suburban Location"

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Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Glen Ellyn, IL
Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Glen Ellyn, IL
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Neutral Outlook

I worked at First Transit full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Fun Place to work
Easy low level positions
Relaxed setting, Helpful staff that helped the day go by a lot of talking throughout the day

Cons

It was very family dominated
Seemed like some management were not all that well prepared
Staff were mostly lower educated and knew as much as was told to them in training.

Advice to Management

Structure in the sites, Better interviews when looking to hire candidates. If there is talent just don't let it walk out the door. Whether it is an intern or a lower level employee.

Other Employee Reviews for First Transit

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Only work here if you have no other choice"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at First Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You are able to go all over Orange County and you have the opportunity to pick your route. Also, you have the opportunity to pick up extra passengers.

    Cons

    Dealing with some of the other drivers and being a union employee. Sometimes your clients can be smelly.

    Advice to Management

    Don't become a union.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of rules....to keep you safe?"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Driver in Blaine, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of hours, if I wanted them. They paid time and a half, which was nice, and they offered benefits, which I didn't need at the time. Despite the cons, I enjoyed the work, and would work for them again if I needed employment.

    Cons

    Lots of hours forced on you (6 days a week standard, 8-10 hour days). Tons of rules surrounding "safety." Always wear your traffic vest. Back your car into the parking spot in the parking lot. If you're seen on your cell phone while driving IN YOUR PERSONAL CAR in the parking lot, you'll be fired.

    Advice to Management

    I understand you're a large company and that you're concerned about liability, but there comes a point where you are treating the employees like children, instead of allowing us to make responsible decisions ourselves.

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