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First Transit Paratransit Bus Operator Reviews

Updated Nov 5, 2019

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3.8
93%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
Approve of CEO
First Transit CEO Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas
6 Ratings
  1. "Bus Operator"

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    Current Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Transit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a very professional company dedicated to Safety among all all things. Everything is based on Safety of the Passengers and Employee's. Also, it is very good working atmosphere, the Management is very supportive of the employee's with an Open Door Policy. Overall, one of the best place I have ever worked at.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Daily Work Schedule Changes (Start & End Times), All-Weather Working Conditions

    Advice to Management

    More Driver Recognition Programs and Pay for Down Time when applicable

    First Transit2016-07-30
  2. "Decent Company Could Be Better"

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    Current Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Transit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly People. Easy reliable work once you are trained and aclimated. Will pay you during training, including getting you your class B license upgrade.

    Cons

    San Diego is one of the most expensive Counties in the Country, but the pay and benefits offered for Para-drivers is sub par for the area, and only average at best for the Country. Union Shop, and the Union has not achieved a decent contract here.

    Advice to Management

    A union shop is one where there is an adversarial relationship when it comes to negotiating contracts. But don't let the incompetence of low brow socialist union reps allow you to give your employees less than they deserve.

    First Transit2019-11-06
  3. "Great for someone looking for extra income."

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    Former Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Capitol Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to is because you like to help people.

    Cons

    Long hours driving, Some days you will take lunch late

    Advice to Management

    Management is ok

    First Transit2019-05-14
  4. Helpful (2)

    "hard work, low pay, no support"

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    Former Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Oceanside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they will hire anybody who can pass the physical

    Cons

    Long hours at low pay, constantly changing schedule, and an attitude that if something goes wrong or there is a complaint, you are fired.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure anyone is managing this company .

    First Transit2019-02-25
  5. "Paratransit Bus Operator"

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    Former Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Springfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Transit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    learned a lot about safety,management easy to talk to, great co-workers

    Cons

    didn;t like bi-weekly pay ,they didn;t match 401k

    First Transit2018-02-27
  6. "Management at the location I was working out of had no clue what they were doing."

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    Paratransit Bus Operator in Boynton Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at First Transit

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros at the moment.

    Cons

    -management at this location -pay was not all that great for the amount of work -NO room for growth. - never knew when you were getting off or your start time. They always changed.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your employees with respect and know how to train the new and current employees correctly.

    First Transit2016-09-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor moral of driver that pretend that every thing is ok."

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    Paratransit Bus Operator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Transit

    Pros

    If you need a job until you find something better

    Cons

    Bad hours for new people ,and they have a new class coming out every two weeks half of the people don`t make it or stay,poor moral among drivers.Stone faced supervisors,cruel company.That don`t care for their workers.A high turn over a revolving door,.First transit the drivers look broken spiritually......don`t think for a second they are your friends.It`s not that kind of environment.

    Advice to Management

    It`s real simple if you treat people right they will go above and beyond to do their job.

    First Transit2016-07-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pace division"

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    Current Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Transit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say about this company it was a complete nightmare! Go with Mv transportation if you could you will regret ever filling out for this company

    Cons

    Your constantly moving you have to argue with dispatch to receive a break and get off on time. This is not a job fur anyone who values their time and have things to do outside of work pay isn't good neither.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to respect other people needs doesn't care how drivers are treated. Doesn't keep thing professional at all its sad

    First Transit2016-04-26
  9. "Bus driver"

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    Paratransit Bus Operator in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at First Transit

    Pros

    All the overtime you want.

    Cons

    Very understaffed, extreme employee turn around. Low wages.

    First Transit2015-11-16
  10. "Paratransit Bus Driver in Roseville, MN location"

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    Paratransit Bus Operator in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at First Transit

    Pros

    Getting a pay check, even though it is not worth what the company has put me through

    Cons

    From day one Mr. Lemon the teacher was unethical and enjoyed humiliating me in front of other classmates. There are many unprofessional&rude people in management that do not care about their employees in the least. People in management dont do their jobs and it adds alot of stress to employees, but they dont care. The bus drivers are blamed for every problem and there are thousands of problems because upper... management has no idea how to run a company properly. All they know how to do is blame bus drivers for every problem and fire them.

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    Advice to Management

    Seems like you all are alcoholics, but you wont admit it to yourself or another person. So where does that leave all of the bus drivers that cant even use mouthwash because it may contain a drop of alcohol. The emotional abuse of the bus drivers will not stop untill all of you alcoholics in management are fired !!!! There are managers somewhere that actually have a vision for the future, but not at First Transit... in Roseville, MN

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    First Transit2015-08-18
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