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First Transit Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated May 13, 2019

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2.7
48%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
Approve of CEO
First Transit President Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas
128 Ratings
Pros
  • "Everything is based on Safety of the Passengers and Employee's(in 10 reviews)

  • "The benefits are great if you are full time and the pay is competitive for a call center(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, much too strict with vehicle incidences(in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. "Bus Operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a very professional company dedicated to Safety among all all things. Everything is based on Safety of the Passengers and Employee's. Also, it is very good working atmosphere, the Management is very supportive of the employee's with an Open Door Policy. Overall, one of the best place I have ever worked at.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Daily Work Schedule Changes (Start & End Times), All-Weather Working Conditions

    Advice to Management

    More Driver Recognition Programs and Pay for Down Time when applicable

    First Transit2016-07-30
  2. "Great for someone looking for extra income."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Capitol Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to is because you like to help people.

    Cons

    Long hours driving, Some days you will take lunch late

    Advice to Management

    Management is ok

    First Transit2019-05-14
  3. Helpful (2)

    "hard work, low pay, no support"

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    Former Employee - Paratransit Bus Operator in Oceanside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they will hire anybody who can pass the physical

    Cons

    Long hours at low pay, constantly changing schedule, and an attitude that if something goes wrong or there is a complaint, you are fired.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure anyone is managing this company .

    First Transit2019-02-25
  4. "Beautiful clients, sad management"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    passengers, pay check, being outdoors, nice weather

    Cons

    Dangerously long hours, passive aggressive Dispatch, just too much

    Advice to Management

    Care more about us, the drivers. Actually train dispatch to support us, not hinder us, and to speak to us as adults not annoying 3rd graders.

    First Transit2018-06-10
  5. "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Glen Ellyn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, they are flexible with your days off.

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisors and managers that care and support.

    First Transit2018-04-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Driver job sucks"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well there was lots of overtime, pay is in the middle, offered 401k, offered health vision life insurance.

    Cons

    Long hours, hours get cut randomly, poor management, expensive health insurance, maultibillion dollar company does not even match your 401k, 401k costs 40$ per year that employer does not even pay for, looses contracts, seniority doesn't mean anything with the union.

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers, learn to maintain busses in accordance with dot, raise wages, raise 401k benefits, get ew contracts and keep them.

    First Transit2017-08-21
  7. "MetroLift driver"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Transit

    Pros

    Benefits, Overtime, Full-time/ limited part time.

    Cons

    Does not work around your schedule. Long hours not able to have much of a life. Not a job for a student as your schedule constantly changes.

    First Transit2017-04-25
  8. "Solid gig, but not a dream job"

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    Former Employee - Driver in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Healthy focus on safety, opportunity to earn more with extra assignments (charter, special events, etc)

    Cons

    Long hours, mechanical issues sometimes not addressed (no wipers in heavy rain, air pressure leak on highway route, only help offered was advice to drive slowly)

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work (CDL is always a crapshoot, but this place is pretty damn good)

    First Transit2017-02-22
  9. "The World of Public Transportation"

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    Current Employee - City Bus Operator in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    My company is flexable. Pays a great salary. It is an equal oppourtunity employer. It also has great benefits,

    Cons

    My company work on weekends, it is a contracted job, between Escambia Area Transit and First Transit. It runs long hours of driving and constantly you have to provide excellent service.

    Advice to Management

    Please exspand company hours to help public more with transportation needs.

    First Transit2015-10-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Customer Service in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job to have. Very demanding

    Cons

    Very demanding long hours! Staff unprofessional !

    Advice to Management

    Very unprofessional and uses swear words!

    First Transit2015-09-28
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