Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Pontiac, MI – August 13, 2018
It's great work during school season but you're virtually unemployed for the summer. There is difficulty with getting unemployment benefits. the health benefits are not economical. They amount to the equivalent to at least 75-80% of weekly paycheck.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Connecticut – August 12, 2018
It is an easy job and comfortable to work in it i have time to do my errands after i done my job in the mornings then come back in the afternoon. The manager is so understandable and reasonable with employees. in our company are a diversity of culture. the harder part of my job is when we have snow days because many times we have delays or schools cancelled and we do not get pay for snow days and we lose money, also we do not have pension or any retirement and it will be great for us.
not pension or retirement, snow days and some holidays without pay or any day off regarding teachers conferences
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP, ACCOUNT COORDINATOR (Current Employee) – Wall, NJ – August 12, 2018
Day to day is based upon taking calls and handling customers only downtime you may have is during breaks/lunches. The job is very productively focused and if you do not focus on making sure you are as productive as they need you to be your employment may be questioned.
Nationwide, there's a severe school bus driver shortage
Driver Candidate (Former Employee) – Gardena, CA – August 10, 2018
First Transit/First Stupid... I mean "student" don't seem to care about high driver shortages for school buses. They think they don't have to pay their drivers a decent living wage, or that they can offer "non-paid" training (for 6-8 weeks), and that they can only guarantee a measley five (5) hours per day and 25 hours per week, at $15.19 per hour. Why, that's less than $380.00 per week (B4 taxes)--- here in California!!
It's no wonder 1st Stupid, I mean, First Student keeps a "Now Hiring" sign/banner posted on the front entrance to their school bus yards. No self-respecting CDL driver, who has to jump through so many hoops to acquire a CDL and a California School Bus Certificate, would tollerate such an insult with respect to compensation.
Lack of a living wage...weak benefit package which is provided by the union, soley!
BUS DRIVER (Current Employee) – Danville, IL 61832 – August 9, 2018
a typical day is first doing a pre trip on my bus and then leaving at my pull time to each stop on my route sheet to pick up children, and drop them off at school, management is great, I call in at any time on the radio if I have any questions or concerns, and the most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know the childen
Location Safety Manager (Current Employee) – McMinnville, OR – August 8, 2018
Promotions are minimal, recognitions are no longer practiced, and policies and procedures are overlooked. Favoritism by management creates animosity. Consequences are never followed through unless management needs to make an example of someone. Slap on the hand for some, suspension for others under identical circumstances.
well built teams outside of upper management
No follow through, or consistent, equal consequences for all
School bus driver (Current Employee) – Taftville, CT – August 5, 2018
First Student school bus company in taftville CT. Has no benefits for employees, . Most office staff have little regard for employees. They do not hold drivers responsible for filthy busses, spare busses are always filthy. They don't greet the employees, mostly rude
No health care. Limited hours, not enough work. Office staff is critical quick to fault employee, rarely praises. Employees feel unappreciated most of time