First Transit Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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2.8
50%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
Approve of CEO
First Transit President Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas
128 Ratings
Pros
  • "Helping the passengers who really need us(in 10 reviews)

  • "Fun work, good pay, felt mostly appreciated(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay, difficult co-workers, poor management(in 24 reviews)

  • "Long hours driving, Some days you will take lunch late(in 14 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Driver in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Fast easy place to work. Lots of room to improve yourself on.

    Cons

    Limited hours are available at times

  2. "My experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in El Monte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family environment job fun place to work

    Cons

    Small office should be better pay

  3. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transit in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Supportive Management, Room for Advancement, Productive

    Cons

    Expensive benefits, work life balance

  4. "Low Pay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location easily accessible by public transportation

    Cons

    Very low pay, difficult co-workers, poor management

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Low Pay, HIGH Insurance costs"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transit Operator in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping people get to where they have to go, freedom of the open road, I liked my immediate supervisor

    Cons

    Low pay and very high insurance costs, company moto is "if its not safe dont do it" but the routes are to long and requires a driver to speed to make times. A vicious circle that management will not admit. What ever you do dont put a scratch on the bus or you will be out of a job. No room for error.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Need better pay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, busy office and pot-lucks

    Cons

    Need better pay, better morale and respect for workers

  7. "Insurance should be better."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Troy, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my job!!

    Cons

    Love my job everyday it’s good.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not the company to work for"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None at all. See Cons

    Cons

    Do not care about their employees and will cause you to fail and they will fire you.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "A"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transit Options Service Coordinator 

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

    Pros

    Remote work, free ORCA card

    Cons

    Old building. Poor working environment.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "It's a job."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Glen Ellyn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job, and it pays the bills.

    Cons

    They promote teamwork, but at the same time discourage communication between teams. Management doesn't listen nor care about any feedback employees have. High expectations of short-staffed teams.

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