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Interviews at First Student

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at First Student.
Interview experience
Based on 59 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 59 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 55 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at First Student

Overview experience
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Excellent
Easy
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Interview process length
About a day or two
56%
About a week
33%
More than one month
7%
About two weeks
2%
About a month
2%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
82%
Background check
70%
Drug test
68%
Written test
23%
Phone call/screening
16%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
4%
Other
4%
They have no interview
2%

Interview questions at First Student

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Where did i see myself in 5 years?
    Shared on September 25, 2018 - School Bus Driver - Manchester, CT
  • Do you have reliable transportation to work ?
    Can you be on time for work ?
    Shared on July 1, 2018 - Bus Driver (Part-time) - Rochester, NY
  • Very good interview guide questions relating to each specific position applied for. Each manager receives appropriate training prior to beginning to interview applicants
    Shared on June 26, 2018 - Safety Manager and Assistant Location Manager - Pontiac, MI
Interview tips at First Student
Dress code for the interview
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)39%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)37%
  • They didn’t have a dress code20%
  • Formal (business suit)2%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at First Student
  • It don’t matter because it’s a high turnover rate they gone hire you anyway
    Shared on March 27, 2019 - Bus Driver - Zachary, LA
  • Have a positive attitude and do the best you can when it comes to driving a school bus. When extra training is offered and available, don't hesitate to take it.
    Shared on November 14, 2018 - School Bus Driver - Westford, VT and Berling, VT
  • Make sure you have everything together as far as your background check.
    Shared on May 22, 2018 - School Bus Driver (part-time) - Shawnee Mission, KS
The first interview at First Student
How candidates got an interview
  • I walked in25%
  • Employee referral18%
  • Paper application14%
  • Through Indeed.com11%
  • Other online application10%
How candidates received their first interview at First Student
  • Applied and did a pre interview and was asked to come back.
    Shared on January 5, 2018 - Professional Driver - Little Rock, AR
  • School bus driver
    Shared on September 25, 2017
  • Walk in an applied. Was told to come back a few days later for an interview
    Shared on September 1, 2017 - School Bus Driver - Trumbull, CT
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