First Transit Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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3.3
53%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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First Transit President Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas
150 Ratings
Pros
  • "independence , good pay , easy job , East my interview(in 12 reviews)

  • "Close to home, good people to work with(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, unpredictable as to whether you'll continue to be employed(in 27 reviews)

  • "Long hours pass your shift time, low pay , favoritism(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Family

      Mar 26, 2021 - Bus Driver in Pasadena, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great management and open door policy

      Cons

      Need more driver support from supervisors

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Job

      Apr 28, 2021 - Fleet Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good job ok pay lot of freedom as long as the job is done

      Cons

      health insurance 401 k plan ok

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      An okay place to work

      Apr 19, 2021 - Diesel Technician in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company trains you for CDL. Pays for ASEs. Good tool allotment and shoe allotment. Good vacation and benefits.

      Cons

      Too much scrutiny from corporate people, trying to shave cost. Tough on overtime (unless approved by management). Parts are often not in stock for common items that fail. Trouble retaining employees. Disorganized manuals. Special tools not always at hand. Bird droppings all over the shop.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Behind in the times

      May 8, 2021 - Dispatcher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay, benefits , training is very good

      Cons

      Equipment is worn out and dirty

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent Growth Opportunity

      Apr 9, 2021 - General Manager in Louisville, KY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Corporate structure that treats you with respect. Many opportunities to move up the ladder. Independent operations with Corporate and Region support.

      Cons

      Multiple Cumbersome Corporate initiatives with deadlines, while trying to run daily operations can be challenging. Recruiting qualified drivers.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Never Treated So Badly

      Apr 13, 2021 - Maintenance Parts Clerk in Alexandria, VA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Location, employees, no other pros

      Cons

      Management, Negative Atmosphere, poor training

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Place To Work

      Apr 8, 2021 - Customer Service in Clackamas, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly management and co workers. You get to assist the community!

      Cons

      high deductible insurance is the only type offered

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Find something else

      Apr 29, 2021 - Driver in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      No one watching over your shoulder.

      Cons

      They force you to stay past your end time, work you past your lunch, send you all over the world and expect you to get there on time. Dispatch talk to drivers like they are children. Hate it hate the job!

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 20, 2021 - Bus Driver in Hartford, CT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Doing customer services and securing passengers

      Cons

      Lack of wages need room for improvement and better dispatcher with better customers service professions

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A good job for most of the airport shuttle companies

      Apr 19, 2021 - Bus Driver in Las Vegas, NV
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Short trip back and forth

      Cons

      Hauling 500 to 800 in a busy season

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