Driver (Current Employee), Gaithersburg, MD – July 27, 2015
I like driving this company I drive 10 a day. I learned everyday to be patient with others and the management are great people to work with. there is no hardest part on the job. I really like meeting different clients everyday and helping the in anyway I can.
General Manager (Former Employee), Flemington, NJ – October 1, 2015
Pros: Had the flexibility of coming in late or leaving early if necessary
Cons: On call 24/7
Corporate responsibilities included all aspects of accounting: accounts receivable, accounts payable, budgeting, forecasting, accruals; staffing, specifically, recruitment, hiring, retention, and terminating; – more... payroll of 30 employees.
Contractual responsibilities to client included customer service skills, reporting of passenger characteristics, scheduling and routing passenger trips, and coordinating maintenance of 30 vehicle fleet.
Developed a strong working environment with employees and gained their respect. Performed every aspect of all jobs so that in case of staffing shortage, work would resume with little interruption.
In the case of a driver absence, it was necessary to realign drivers/routes in order to cover service. This was a difficult aspect on all staff, but staff worked as a team and completed leaving a sense of accomplishment for all. – less
Dispatch Supervisor (Current Employee), Massachusetts – September 30, 2015
Great company to work for Great people and management. Not much opportunity to grow with the company. Never do just one job. Not much of employee incentives or activities to make the job fun and worth working instead of just coming to work and drive then you go home to wake up and do the same thing over again. Great job with friendly co workers. Just needs some perks to go along with it.
Reservation Agent (Former Employee), Long Island City, NY – September 28, 2015
Company did not invest in their employees. Always hired from outside the company, hardly ever from within. Had a horrible agreement with the local Union, which turned a bad company into a horrible place to work.
Para transit Driver (Current Employee), Capitol Heights, MD – September 3, 2015
Pros: Learning the DMV areas.
Cons: Short breaks. The LUNCH IS TOO EARLY! IT'S MORE LIKE BREAKFAST REALLY.
EVERYDAY as a Para Transit driver is CHALLENGING to say the least, YOUR ALWAYS WORKING HARD, LONG HOURS and deal with ALL sorts of people. Some have visible disabilities and some don't. We load and unload – more... wheelchairs and scooters ALL day and some are XW and most times 2 at a time, back to back which can become hard on your back. I think it takes a special person to suceed at this job, you have to LIKE and LOVE people in general and definitely not be afraid of HARDWORK and LONG HOURS! I just wish the Para Transit drivers got PAID for all of our HARDWORK, this is why alot of drivers don't last. What I've learned is that I have always worked hard and sometimes it is not appreciated but God knows. Management is management. My co-workers and I are on the same GRIND. I respect them. The hardest part of the job is the PAY! Para Transit drivers should be making at least $17per hour. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting different people and helping them get to their destinations safely. – less
If my job was not eliminated I would have stayed there for the duration.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PA – September 2, 2015
Pros: Was the backbone for my boss to make things easier on her
Cons: Health Insurance was not the greatest
I loved going to work so that I could assist my boss and all GM's with all administrative duties. I was the backbone for my boss when she was travelling all the time. I had to make sure that she was where she was suppose to be. I got to attend classes to further assist me with Excel and Power Point. At the duration, I started doing presentations for her and I truly enjoyed that.
I am not going to put any review here on First Transit because it wouldn't be good
Assistant General Manager (Current Employee), Plattsburgh, New York – August 28, 2015
Read the review above. I am a very loyal person to my job. I have went above and beyond for my job and I was slapped in the face and kicked down more times than I can count. I just cant take it anymore so I am looking for another job.
Supervisor / Dispatcher (Former Employee), Jonesboro, GA – August 24, 2015
Pros: It was a job.
Cons: Personality conflicts.
I found the working environment difficult.Apparently I developed a personality conflict with someone I was subordinate to and was unable to adequately address the conflict in a positive manner. I was unable to maintain a position there.
Transportation Dispatcher (Former Employee), Elkridge, MD – August 19, 2015
Pros: Very a Dull Moment
Cons: Short lunch breaks, always on the demand
Supervised and dispatched the Entire Baltimore County Bus Route for 25 buses on a daily basis. Prepare road inspections, maintain daily log of all accidents or complaints by riders by via telephone. High traffic and very stressful environment. Very Fast Paced.
Bus Operators (Current Employee), Phoenix AZ – August 14, 2015
Pros: Making my customers happy.
Cons: Sometimes we have AC problems
Working for these two company that has become one company has change my life in such agreat way... My peers and co-workers are all great people to with. The company it self does it be best to be fair to – more... their workers. But you know you can't please everyone. The hardest part of the job is staying safe at all time. cause on the raod everything is moving: everything is moving in and outside your bus. And the bus is moving. Getting peoples to their destinations on time. – less
DRIVER/TRANSPORTATION (Current Employee), New Brunswick, NJ – August 12, 2015
Wake up 5:30 in the morning I learned that there are other beneficial branches within First Transit Management is very friendly. Co-workers are a joy to be around very diverse. Hardest part is eating my lunch with only a 5 min break between my stops.