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First Transit Paratransit Driver Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2019

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First Transit CEO Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas
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  1. "Its a job"

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    Former Employee - Paratransit Driver in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Transit part-time

    Pros

    Lotsa work good training great place if you are a liberal or minority. Good safety practices.

    Cons

    No real employee support, Management goes through the motion of pushing the paperwork. Full time hours as part time and no real path to full time with benefits. Company controlled by City Bus Management and Union. Forced to join Union with ultra liberal agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the employees. Union keeps the bad apples employed.

    First Transit2019-03-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Paratransit Driver"

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    Former Employee - Paratransit Driver in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire anyone with a license and can pass a background check

    Cons

    No commitment to the employees. They treat the employees as cattle. You are a number not a person. No commitment to customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time keeping the employees you have and your performance numbers and general attitude will improve.

    First Transit2015-09-04
  3. "stressful job"

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    Former Employee - Paratransit Driver in Pennsauken, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people to pick up

    Cons

    stressful time constraints, company dosent back up drivers

    Advice to Management

    hire more drivers, less time constraints

    First Transit2012-07-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "First Transit puts the almighty dollar ahead of all else, spreading resources as thin as possible."

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    Paratransit Bus Driver in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Transit

    Pros

    Working for First Transit in the TriMet Paratransit Lift program is very rewarding because you are truly making a difference in the lives of people you serve.

    Cons

    They have three paratransit bus yards contracted with TriMet in Portland, OR. Two are union yards, one is not. They aquired all three yards differently and operate them differently. Different pay structures and different discipline policies. Make sure that you apply at one of the union yards or you could get laid off or have a wage freeze put into affect. The union yards, you can't get fired or laid off for no or... little reason.

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    Advice to Management

    Ask for some feedback from drivers about what kinds of bids to put together as far as days off, hours etc and you'll have a lot more drivers satisfied with what days and hours they need to work.

    First Transit2011-09-07
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