First Student Reviews

Updated May 15, 2020

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3.1
46%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
First Student President Paul Osland
Paul Osland
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "good part time job with benefits(in 31 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule good pay days off(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some buses are packed with students, 2 or 3 to a seat(in 37 reviews)

  • "You'll earn part time pay for a minimum of six months with First Student(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoy working with people."

    5.0
     

    I have been working at First Student

    Pros

    Enjoyed coworkers and going different places.

    Cons

    Not enough work hours in a week.

    First Student2020-04-29
  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Student part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours! If you can always work, dispatch has things for you to do!

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of

    First Student2020-04-15
  3. "Great and satisfying job!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Monitor in Barstow, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Student part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, professional, great staff, understanding, reasonable hours

    Cons

    Time in which you start, split shift, demanding

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    First Student2020-03-25
  4. "fair pay"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Driver 

    I worked at First Student part-time

    Pros

    fair pay for work done

    Cons

    could have better support from base

    First Student2020-04-07
  5. "Garbage Management works hand in hand with Inept Driver Union President"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Prairie View, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Buses. Excellent Mechanics. Training Department has new Supervisor that needs to clean out the dead wood (thank god). Dispatch gets a little crabby on busy days, even if you are doing a great job for them that day.

    Cons

    ATU Local 1733 and Management Suck

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    First Student2020-04-19
  6. "A job you love but no hours."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver Trainer in Tonka Bay, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Student part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Training and be very rewarding. I liked to help others

    Cons

    Seasonal Part-Time. Limited hours. Class B license required.

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    First Student2020-03-24
  7. "Nice okay part time job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Van Driver 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Student part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with good Kids and special need kids driving Part time

    Cons

    Kids that are having a bad day driving in bad weather No benefits

    First Student2020-02-19
  8. "Driver"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Student part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule good pay days off

    Cons

    Management was very incompetent from day 1

    First Student2020-03-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "parking lots"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Burr Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Student part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    fair place to work it seems people are not held accountable for there actions

    Cons

    i work out of burr ridge ill. i have ask about getting the parking lot salted and plowed . i feel once all ready this year even with wearing the spikes they offer .they say they are working on it .but nothing happens. the company says they take care of there employees. i thought the safety of there people was at top of list.if you dont feel safe crossing the parking lot how can your day go.

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    First Student2020-02-09
  10. "lots of stress"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Location Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Student full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule mirrors school year somewhat

    Cons

    stress and little opportunity to advance

    First Student2020-02-18
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