First Student Reviews

Updated May 15, 2021

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347 Ratings
Pros
  • "This was excellent to work Part time with this company(in 37 reviews)

  • "good pay and excellent people to work with(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "not enough hours , old buses were hard to maintain(in 40 reviews)

  • "It's Just a Part-time job so if you wish to earn more money this is not for you(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good company to work

      May 8, 2021 - Accountant in El Paso, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very good company to work

      Cons

      there no cons at this company

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ok once you get past the training circus

      Feb 14, 2021 - School Bus Driver in Chattanooga, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My 2 managers (dispatchers essentially) are the nicest bosses I've ever had. They are salaried, and effectively work for $6 an hour and deal with too much BS. If it weren't for them, I'd have left awhile ago. County schools warehouse onsite regularly leaves good surplus items out on loading dock for a week+ for anyone who wants it, before eventual tossing into dumpsters. Where else will you get free perfectly good 4x8 dry erase boards? Projectors? Old heavy-duty folding tables? Canned goods? It's fun checking out the dock each day as I'm leaving for home... Just in case I see something useful or that can be sold.

      Cons

      Training program is run like a haphazard circus. Prepare for lots of sitting around on the clock while Trainers BS with each other, then try figuring out who's doing what. (Typically 30-60 minutes wasted each day) Pay CAN be direct-deposited, IF you're willing to get the ADP app and fight with them over the phone to get everything corrected. I gave up after a few months, and just receive paper checks... IF they arrive on time for Friday. Otherwise, you wait til next Monday or Tuesday to receive your check. Shortage of locals willing to work here has lead to some very unprofessional bus monitors. Prepare yourself for the level of ghetto behavior.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      One of my Family members suggested that i become a worker in a store or in a retail place

      May 5, 2021 - Worker in Lawrence, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have expirenced some things like this before

      Cons

      this time its even bigger

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The most disorganized place I have ever worked.

      Apr 29, 2021 - Bus Driver 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      $18 an hour is good.

      Cons

      If you want plenty of time off this jobs for you. If you want to work full time you will be at work for 14 hours a day and only be paid for 8. Lots of sitting in your personal car waiting to work. You have no idea who is in charge. Almost no summer work. All “extra” work is not paid at $18 an hour.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      it was awesome

      May 5, 2021 - Blogger in Pago Pago, AS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      had me interested love it so much so many good things

      Cons

      it was a great experiance

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      i am the person what help everyone in yours proyects

      May 1, 2021 - Student in Boca Raton, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      i am the firts person in that list for job

      Cons

      some people are bad person

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Nice

      May 2, 2021 - Accountant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Hours and Good People

      Cons

      I had no issues here

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Student

      May 2, 2021 - Student in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open culture and good facilities

      Cons

      ambiguity in role and responsibilities

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      great

      Apr 28, 2021 - Physician Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good staff at the place of work

      Cons

      this is not available, not sure

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pros and Cons

      Apr 28, 2021 - Bus Driver 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hourly pay, and benefits offered

      Cons

      Split shift of 2 hrs only

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