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Hate it here
Bus Driver (Current Employee), Savannah, GAMay 8, 2014
The students make the job great. Management are rude and far from friendly. Pay is nice but you don't get benefits.
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I enjoy driving kids to school.
School Bus Driver Windsor and Hanover (Former Employee), Hartford, VTMay 3, 2014
Pros: independent work
Cons: low income due to part-time status. not enough work.
A route driver. I pick kids up in the morning and take them home after school.

I particularly enjoy the kindergarden run.

The work is independent for the most part, but it is necessary to cooperate with other drivers. I work with good and caring people.

Much emphasis is placed on safety. The extra training in this area is helpful.

It is sometimes – more... difficult to get the bus maintained adequately.

The hardest part of the job is starting the bus in the cold weather,early in the morning. – less
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Good training
School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Dayton, OHMay 2, 2014
Pros: good training, benefits.
Cons: you must know the right people to advance in this company.
Nice place to work if you know the right people, they discriminate in advancement there, good benefits, and training.
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Productive work environment with a commitment to safety.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Tilton, NHMay 2, 2014
Pros: a friendly work environment.
Cons: the health insurance is the best it can be.
The people I worked with and for have safety as a commitment always. With monthly safety meetings.
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productive
Bus Driver (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHApril 28, 2014
Pros: long breaks
Cons: non- professionals
Unfortunatly, this company hasn't been what I expected, but overall I love what I do. Personally I am there for the students and I find reward in knowing that I have established a great repoor with the majority of my students and their parents. As for the company I see a lot of changes that could be made,like enforcing the dress code, and more of a – more... professional environment for the staff. Management has its times when they've been very helpful in aiding me with my concerns and in other instances I believe they failed in supporting and informing their employees. – less
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company training
School Bus Driver (Current Employee), Moultonborough, NHApril 27, 2014
company trains for cdl testing. charters are available to those with seniority or routes are available.
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Fun people to work with.
Bus Driver (Former Employee), Seattle, WAApril 22, 2014
I arrive at work and get the keys for the bus. Do a pre-trip on the bus. Drive the bus picking up kids and taking them to school and then take them home. Turn in your keys and go home.
Got my CDL. The hardest part of my job is dealing with the parents. The most enjoyable part of my job is dealing with the kids.
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Wonderful environment to work in. Great hours if you have under aged children.
Bus Driver (Current Employee), South Holland, ILApril 15, 2014
I enjoy working at First Student. The hours work for my busy schedule. Interacting with the children is great.
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GOOD COMPANY
SCHOOL BUS OPERATOR (Former Employee), Beaufort, SCApril 14, 2014
THIS WAS A VERY GOOD GOOD COMPANY WITH GOOD PEOPLE THEY CARED AN YOU WERE PART OF A FAMILY.
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Bus Driver (Current Employee), Collinsville, ILApril 14, 2014
Pros: i enjoy the people contact and the way children make you feel important.
Cons: not many hours
Transport students to and from school and related events. In the morning, they pick students up at designated locations, such as private homes or street corners, and drop them off at school. In the afternoon, they drive back to the school, wait for students to board, and drive them back to the same designated locations. Drivers usually take the same – more... routes every day. – less
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overall good work environment
School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Hamden, CTApril 10, 2014
Pros: health benifits, paid training
Cons: some vehicles were not well maintained, i.e. shocks ac.
trained to get my CDL class B license and got paid minimum wage doing that. that was the carrot that brought me to this job. and then had stead (though part time) work with the summer off and collected unemployment. The pay was increased and there are good health and union benefits once working. Management was sometimes difficult.
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Dedicated to the safety and welfare of children
Driver trainer (Current Employee), North Smithfield RIApril 10, 2014
Pros: work is independant, meet new people, work with children
Cons: managment is somewhat confused with the terminal i work for
A typical day is waking up early and picking up high schoolers, middle schoolers, and elementary school children. It is a rewarding position and i take my job very seriously. I then go to work as a trainer and learn new things all day, while I teach all different types of people with different learning styles, abilities, and demographics. I love to – more... teach but I also love to learn from my trainees, as well as from the students that I drive for. – less
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fun place to work
Driver (Current Employee), Saint Paul, MNMarch 31, 2014
Pros: work time
Cons: not enough hours
very good place to work just need more hours and benefits mamagement very good other drivers very nice people
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Bus Driver /Safety Trainer
Bus Driver and Safety officer (Current Employee), East Orange, NJMarch 23, 2014
Pros: driving skills/techniques does improve operation of vehicle
Cons: unaffordable healthcare benefits, no inclement weather pay
To much nepotism, favoritism, and low benefit compensation for part-time workers, no benefits in inclement weather benefits, unfair distribution of trips and charter work
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Great place for a high school student to work
Bus Monitor (Current Employee), Belvidere, ILMarch 20, 2014
Pros: flexiable
Cons: demanding
It was a laid back job, flexible with the my school and sports schedule.
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nice place to learn the in and out of school bus driving
School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Buffalo, NYMarch 12, 2014
Learn about good safety driving and having the challenges of working with children and the public
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this is a rotten company
School Bus Driver (Current Employee), Cheswick, PAFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: off every summer
Cons: bad pay no insurence
do not work for them they are a no good company, they do not give u benefits
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Good place to work if you only want to work part tme hours
Bus Diver (Current Employee), Rochester, NYFebruary 16, 2014
Pros: same days off as my children
Cons: not enough hours to support a family
I like my job working with the children, they seem to look up to me and love seeing me in the morning and then after a long day at school.
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Great Place to meet new people, fun all the time
First Student -Bus Driver (Former Employee), Zachary, LAFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: family environment
Cons: health if you can sffoed it
I drove a school bus daily . 5;30 in the morning Monday thru Fridays. i got my CDL, My workers were fun loving people whom love the children that we transport daily. The rainning days are the hardest time. This job we were like family and everybody supported each other
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Not a very good company
Dispatcher/Driver (Former Employee), Columbus, OHFebruary 9, 2014
Cons: healthcare, management, safety
The management hired family and friends who didn't know their position, which caused the company to loose their contract, 300 drivers without jobs.Then in the summer forced people to come in and wrk two hour trips, with no promise of good work and told employees that they had to be available for them everyday. So we were unable to get another job because – more... we had to be available when they called and if we refused they threaten to mess with your unemployment, which they did. – less

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