First Student
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About the company

  • CEO
    John Kenning
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $5B to $10B (USD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Link
    First Student website
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Cincinnati, OH

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Salary estimated from 23.5K employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.


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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School Bus Driver in Houston, TX
on January 19, 2023
First Student is very family orientated For drivers needing to bring their kids to school somewhat a great place to work. It has its ups and downs but for the most part the job is all in what you put into it I would say I will recommend First Student to anyone looking for part-time overnight work and weekends off charters and extra work are optional.
Centralized Driver Recruiter in Bozeman, MT
on January 28, 2023
What is the best part of working at the company?The people I work with & report to are very smart, highly adaptable to change, & caring: It’s a wonderful combination! Brainstorming is encouraged & rewarded, & collaborations often produce positive & measurable results.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Sometimes, there are employees who resist positive measures & are slower to adapt.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It is excellent! We are a highly diverse workforce from all backgrounds & cultures, & we enjoy sharing our unique perspectives with each other when we meet over Zoom or Microsoft Teams. There’s no ageism at this company; everyone has the opportunity to advance based on their initiative, quality of work, & achieved results.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Contacting & interviewing multiple candidates by phone & email; moving recruits through the hiring process; following up with candidates & recruits throughout the day; participating in meetings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
Bus Attendant in Maywood, IL
on January 27, 2023
Horrible pay and hours!!!It's unbelievable how First Student is allowed to get away with paying there employees differently according to location.The pay scale,hours and benefits should be the same at every location.That's what's fair to all the employee's for their hard work and dedication for years with First Student.Time to do better First Student!If it was not for the hard work and dedication of your employees their would be no First Student!
School Bus Driver in Plymouth, MA
on January 25, 2023
If you call in sick the manager will call you morning and night to see if you are better to come back to work. They do not back their drivers, they side with the schools. Make sure you keep a log of your time worked, paychecks are always short.
Driver in Houston Texas
on January 24, 2023
Great management staff I only been here for a while but I like the people I work with and the staff helps you if you need help very nice people to work for I highly recommend them they help you anyway they can be of help.Love working here so far.

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Favorable experience
Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

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Can I pass a drug screen and background check

Shared on November 13, 2021

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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