First Student
Happiness rating is 68 out of 100
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  • CEO
    Paul Osland
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $5B to $10B (USD)
  • Industry
    Transportation & Logistics
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Employees at First Student have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Paid time off
Health insurance
Signing bonus
Retirement plan
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Flexible schedule
Referral program
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Retention bonus

Rating overview

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Bus Driver in Parkville, MO
on January 24, 2022
Most all of the drivers are a good group of people. Safety department is on it...lot manager a problem. The best part of the job was driving kids to and from school and talking about their day.
School Bus Driver, First Student in Harvey, LA
on January 22, 2022
Great place to work lots of good people everyone will help you out. Trainers are great at what they do very informative and will give you more time if you need more practice driving or more help with exam.
Driver in Tacoma, WA
on January 22, 2022
Poor Management, Inconsistency, and Disrespect within.Drivers not appreciated.Dispatch runs like a sorority house; favoritism over fairness. Management has communication issues, lack professionalism.
School Bus Driver in McMinnville, OR
on January 20, 2022
Used to be almost a perfect job but not anymore. Not proper support and too many politics and games to play to get proper work schedule. Not enough support from school district for troublesome students.
bus monitor in St. Louis, MO
on January 18, 2022
Tried to return as. Part time bus monitor after spring break the passed me around to 4 managers before they told me if I could work full time I couldn't come back

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Process takes about a day or two

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I applied thru Indeed and sent over my resume. I recieved an email to set up a virtual phone interview. So I made sure my hair and my shirt looked nice. It was an easy interview, my interviewer was very nice and made me comfortable. She told me that she is going to recommend me for a follow up in person interview and that I would be hearing from them in a few days. The next day I recieved a phone call from Karen who was very nice and also made me feel comfortable. I saw her the following Monday. It was a fairly easy interview with her, asked all the right questions some questions were hard but understandable. I was then scheduled for a dexterity test a few days later, I passed that then I had to go get a drug test the same day. They will tell you that you must go directly there after leaving them then, come back with the paperwork that you had the test done. If you dont go the same day, you will not be hired. I figured that they do that so people can't clean up thier system. About two weeks is how long for drug test to come back, I had a promise of employment as long as I passed the drug tesr, criminal background and drivers license backgound. I didnt hear from them so I did a follow up phone call for the status and apparently the lab didnt notify them. So if you dont hear from them I would follow up. I recieved a phone call today that I was hired. Even tho our schools are closed due to Covid, they are setting up my training. I was hired at the Berlin NJ office

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