I worked at the location in Tulsa, OK. Do not work there! Its great at first, then it switches. Everyone gossips about each other. It's basically like working in a soap opera. Unless you are family or great friends with a current employee or manager, dont expect to stay there for long. Whatever you do, do not get injured on the job.
The old buses 18 and down always have issues. Some that cause you to switch to a new bus 3 or 4 times. Which if you work the Lift program, will cause you to run late. When they say "If you cant do it safely, dont do it" thats a lie.
The turn over for this location is high. A lot of people quit or get fired for insane reasons.
The hours are terrible. Don't expect to get 40 hours a week. They bid on routes. Seniority gets first choice, then family. It doesnt matter how long you've been there. Dont expect bonus safety pay. Hazard pay was a joke, they made it a bonus check and taxed it. The managers at this location are CROOKED. Especially Scott and Gaysha. The Union rep doesnt really care unless you are friend or family. Their point system is ridiculous.
Do not sign up for overtime hours for the weekend unless you can absolutely follow through. No matter if family or medical emergency. You will get a write up. If you file a report against another employee, they will tell them who did it and what the report says.
If they offer a sign on bonus or a referral bonus, dont expect to get it. And they will be clueless as to what you are talking about.
Just dont work here. No one wants to be there, but can't afford to quit.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at First Transit? What are the steps along the way?
First I did an application on Indeed, a week later they sent me an invitation to interview, they hired me at the interview and after told me when to come take my drug test.
I found out about the job through Indeed.com. My interview took place over the phone about 3-4 days after submitting an online application on the company website.
What advice would you give the CEO of First Transit about how to improve it?
You as an CEO of a company should always stay connected to the drivers that makes your company Operate. Without them you are just a company Name. Engage with them ask what are their Concerns and Not just listen make things Happen. Your Office Personnel and Management is a JOKE. Your Hours of each Route are to long. TEN Hours on a route fatigue does set in. And Management act as though they are You Don't Care. It's NO feeling of a FAMILY. THEM AGAINST US...SAD!!!!
They asked questions like why do you want to work here, how would you handle yourself when being yelled at by customers, what would you do if asked to do something unsafe, what type of people do you associate with, how important customer service is to you, and how you deal with stressful environments. Just be genuine and polite. That’s what I did, and I was offered employment.