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Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Management and trainers are good people (in 9 reviews)

  • The benefits are great if you are full time and the pay is competitive for a call center (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay for such a demanding job (in 17 reviews)

  • Split shifts for coach operators (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Clerk"

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

    I worked at First Transit full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Strong management networking. Exciting industry. Good experience.

    Cons

    Procedures company wide still being streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to improve employee recognition and morale.


  2. "First Transit's pro's and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Transit full-time

    Pros

    Meet new people every day

    Cons

    Doesn't pay very well, could be a whole lot better

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees they are the backbone of the company

  3. "Bus Operator"

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    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Stockbridge, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Transit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good dispatcher Less stressful work place.

    Cons

    Needs more strait time shifts.


  4. "Para-Transit Bus Driver"

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    Former Employee - ParaTrans Bus Driver in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - ParaTrans Bus Driver in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Transit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Opportunity in assisting less fortunate people (Elderly-Handicapped) in getting around city, to and from Doctor Appts, Shopping, Community Events, Adult Day-Care Facilities, Schooling.

    Cons

    Having to drive in San Diego Traffic (morning and evening rush hour traffic).

    Advice to Management

    NTR


  5. "Easy job, paid training, benefits ."

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    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at First Transit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Abundant overtime available, easy work, 2 week vacation after 2 years, 3 after 7, 4 after 10. Union job security. Easy going managers. 2 personal holidays each year, and sick pay.

    Cons

    Split shifts, low hourly pay, old busses. Work hours allow little time for sleep and daily personal business. Have to work weekends as well, mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay, better hours, driver friendly busses. Sufficient employee parking. Bus lot lighting. Sufficient paid time for pre- trip bus inspection.


  6. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Transit full-time

    Pros

    people are good to work with

    Cons

    Management only cares about itself


  7. "Just another person"

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    Current Employee - Transit Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Transit Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime even if you don't want it. Friendly workers. Health insurance great price but if you add someone it hurts.

    Cons

    Mandatory split shifts for an entire week even though others below you are not forced to do it. Special treatment from some dispatchers, giving them easier routes, staging (race related). Have to have white shirts tucked in although some senior drivers never do and don't get in trouble for it. Seen a bed bug in the library and a few months back and rooms where never sprayed.

    Going on 6 months, hours fluctuate, you basically work go home sleep wake up have 3 hours to do something before having to go back in. NO social life. No family leave of absence (1 year to qualify). If your looking to make money and work all the time this jobs for you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't force someone to work split shifts for a week when they can't afford to sit and do nothing and wait for another route. Keep rules the same for each employee and fire those who do what I have seen done.

  8. "Great career growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Transit full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Medical plan changed to a high deductible plan.


  9. "Mechanic"

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

    Pros

    Minimal supervision. Parts readily available. Late model equipment.
    Large selection of shop tools.
    Uniform service. Excellent benefits.
    Excellent training and ongoing support.

    Cons

    Working alone makes you extra careful. You have to check and double check everything you do.
    If you get injured, it could take some time for someone to stumble across you.

    Advice to Management

    Practical joking should be forbidden


  10. "Coach Operator"

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    Former Employee - Coach Operator in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Coach Operator in Escondido, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Transit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked meeting different people and having different routes.

    Cons

    I didn't enjoy working split shifts.

    Advice to Management

    better scheduling


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