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First Student Reviews

Updated August 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay with flexible schedule" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Flexible Hours, Great group of people to work with" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also it's a part time position as far as hours go so despite good pay it's hard to make the income work for my family" (in 18 reviews)

  • "I was always able to get full time work" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Driver/trainer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice manager friendly drivers. Great kids to take to and from school

    Cons

    No benefits for drivers. Driving in the snow

    Advice to Management

    Be good to your drivers


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Student full-time

    Pros

    Lots of support, good people.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends when the weather is bad.

  3. "Spare Driver - Part Time Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Champlin, MN
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Champlin, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Student part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you can drive and like kids with the ability to pass a background and drug test you almost always have a job here.

    Cons

    Always short staffed and that makes the job more stressful

    Advice to Management

    Pay in the summer


  4. "Mamagement so so, but drivers very tight."

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at First Student part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Other drivers are very supportive of newbies.

    Cons

    Management tends to talk down to drivers

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your drivers to decrease turnover.


  5. "Inside sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student full-time

    Pros

    You get very good experience

    Cons

    Lots of talking to customers kn the phone and lots of complaints


  6. "Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Weekends off, 40 hour week, vacation

    Cons

    First call for break downs because of where I live. Have worked for 5 untrained shop managers gone thru one every year i've been with company. Lack of training ,

    Advice to Management

    Training, stop bronze, silver, gold shop crap. No yard is same or following rules you put in place. Listen to your actual techs in field not your management you placed behind desk they worry about themselves only. Lack of shop equipment and wasted equipment you have purchased that just sits.


  7. "Location Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Benefits and bonus are a plus.

    Cons

    Dealing with parents on issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good managers from leaving.

  8. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Driver in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Place and great people to work with

    Cons

    so far there are not any cons

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  9. "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time

    Pros

    This job is very Flexible

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Student part-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    More hours a week for everyone


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