First Transit Portland Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2019

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3.2
70%
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99%
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First Transit President Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas
5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (15)

    "Positive Work Environment with Experienced Leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth if you are interested and motivated. The leadership team has many years of experience and deeply cares about the services that they provide as well as their employees.

    Cons

    Health insurance is high-deductible and expensive

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fun work, good pay, felt mostly appreciated

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, I guess equipment could be better, but it is adequate.

  3. "Great fun place"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    environment is great and fun

    Cons

    location sucks because of trains

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  4. "Great Atmosphere"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Transit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment and great supervisors

    Cons

    Lack of communication between corporate staff and leaders at locations

  5. "Its a job"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  6. "Great Job,"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clackamas, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great response under ADA. Great management. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    (Not FT’s fault) Lay off.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tough work, exemplary management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive, caring management who tries very hard to accommodate employees

    Cons

    Client base can be very difficult and are often calling during moments of frustration with their transport

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for entry level career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Recommends

    I have been working at First Transit full-time

    Pros

    The people are great and very amicable. Generally positive work environment. Great vision and dental insurance. Management is flexible and and knowledgeable. Some room for growth, depending on your position and goals.

    Cons

    Medical insurance costs are high Pay is lower than it should be Corporate makes the rules

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  9. "how to treat disablied employees"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Cabelas Deli/Cashier in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Transit for less than a year

    Pros

    the people were nice and accepted myself and my guide dog

    Cons

    they did not give me a fair chance to work to even finish training with a screen enlarger they said it slowed me down

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  10. "Operations Supervisor"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Operations Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Transit

    Pros

    There are few advantages to working for this company

    Cons

    This company supports a hostile work environment and repetitively used unfair labor practices.

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