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First Student
First Student
3.5
2742 reviews
First Student Ratings
3.5
Average rating of 2742 reviews on Indeed
3.6Work-Life Balance
2.9Pay & Benefits
3.0Job Security & Advancement
3.2Management
3.3Culture
Headquarters
Cincinnati, OH
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
$5B to $10B (USD)
Industry
Transport and Freight

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 Average SalarySalary Range
2096 salaries reported
$18.41
per hour
$9.20-$28.00
404 salaries reported
$12.58
per hour
$7.25-$18.90
375 salaries reported
$18.25
per hour
$9.10-$29.25
112 salaries reported
$12.76
per hour
$7.25-$19.15
46 salaries reported
$25.06
per hour
$12.50-$37.60
Salary Satisfaction
59%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 3969 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

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Overall Reviews at First Student

5.0
Dispatcher | San Leandro, CA | Dec 13, 2018
Great people to work.with
Great location and staff to work with...very fast paced great team environment. Management efficient and resourceful benefits are outstanding. A pleasure.
3.0
Safety Trainer | Missouri City, TX | May 17, 2017
A nice place to work
A great place to work overall, it could be much better if management was a bit more organized and complied with the company policies just as they expect the other employees to do so.
4.0
Truck Driver | Schaumburg, IL | Nov 22, 2019
Nice part time gig
Its a decent place to work as a part time job. Fair pay and nice atmosphere. I work out of the Schaumburg depot and so far I've had a good experience. Good job for retired people although getting your CDL takes a little effort
3.0
Drivers Helper | Buffalo, NY | Nov 25, 2016
Good hourly wage but but you can lose route any time
Good job! It is what you make it. Stay under the radar and get your job done. Conflicts are imminent, but you must stay focused. People/kids will constantly test you
ProsLunch break 3-4 hrs. Hourly wage
ConsTraffic, kids, and people
4.0
Bus Driver | San Francisco, CA | Jan 4, 2021
Great if you have kid's, get all the holidays off and weekends.
Transporting kids from preschool to high-school ages. Great benefits and awesome coworkers. Swing shift hours can be hard to get used to. Management comes in and out a lot! Can't keep a GM due to, not knowing about busing. The union is really strong and pay is highest in highest in the nation $34plus.
ProsBenefits and pay
ConsEarly morning hours, parking personal cars sucks
5.0
Bus Driver | Medford, OR | Feb 21, 2020
Benefits could be a little cheaper
This is a great job w flexible hours, great for parents and grandparents. Excellent for college kids. Work is available if your willing to do it. Seasonal work. Your off in the summer. You serve the community daily by transporting great kids to and from school and to activities like sports, musicals,. I have been all over to Washington, California, Oregon. Check it out. Everyone should be a bus driver
3.0
Route Driver | Little Rock, AR | Nov 28, 2017
Cut-throat management
The branch manager was a back-stabber. The kids need attitude adjustments. Drivers do not get assistance from schools, parents, or the company. Children have no respect for authority even when it's for their own safety. Parents need to stop being afraid of their children and stop trying to be their friend, but they need to parent and teach their children respect and responsibilities.
3.0
Safety Trainer | Jacksonville, FL | Apr 19, 2017
provided additional training for staff and employees
fast past daily routine at work, learned a lot about the transportation field. Diverse group of employees at workplace. The hardest part of the job is making it on time due to heavy traffic. The most enjoyable part of the job is some of the great memories we created at the terminal during the holidays.
Prosjob advancement, certification training
5.0
Bus Driver | Springfield, IL | Aug 29, 2018
this was a temporary job
this was a temporary job, because I was attending truck driving school to get my CDL class A with all the endorsements. I would return to the job if I needed too.
Prosa good part time job
Consthe job was very in communicating with it's drivers
2.0
Safety Manager | Pontiac, MI | Jun 26, 2018
A very good company to work for senior citizens and retirees.
The company was fully staffed and exceptional until it purchased and acquired Laidlaw (which was a larger company). Now it is difficult to find enough drivers even with the starting salary above average.
ProsExcellent training program
ConsPart time with a lot of days off
3.0
Food Runner | Surrey, BC | Mar 17, 2020
I drove bus for special needs kids which was stressful
All the jobs that I did were stressful and fast-paced that I did to the best of my ability. Most people only drove the bus and never applied for job postings I applied for all postings and received the jobs.
5.0
Bus Driver | Stratford, ON | Apr 3, 2020
Great part-time opportunity
Love it. Never tied down to a desk. Free to have fun with kids. Safety meetings are light and fun. Training provided. Great addition to CPP or ODSP. Flexible

Questions And Answers about First Student

Is first student a fair company
Asked Jun 2, 2016
All the things they said are true. It is poorly run, high turnover and what they call benefits is not benefits. You have to pay every penny for your health insurance and get 4 pro days a year based on the hours you work each day which is usually 4. Go elsewhere, anywhere not First student in Gresham , OR
Answered Apr 8, 2021
If you work for a private bus service instead of a district, you may get better hourly pay but you will see much less benefits from bonuses to insurance to overall employee provision by the employer. I recently began my employment with a native tribe and am so pleased everything I have seen.
Answered Sep 26, 2020
What is the best part of working at First Student?
Asked Nov 24, 2019
Safety NYS and CDC regulations
Answered Mar 4, 2021
Great starter place to learn
Answered Nov 1, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at First Student?
Asked Feb 27, 2018
Wait until the new company takes over.
Answered Mar 12, 2020
It’s a Great Place to Work
Answered Mar 5, 2020
Do they pay for training
Asked Aug 6, 2016
No pain training in colville wa
Answered Dec 3, 2019
Yes They Do
Answered Oct 13, 2019
What is a typical day like for you at First Student?
Asked Mar 19, 2020
Smooth easy non back breaking work for the most part
Answered Nov 1, 2020
Start about 6 work till about 9 and come back at 2 and work till 3:30 ish for about 5 hours a day. Picking up and dropping off jr h and h as well as elementary school children. There is opportunity for extra work if you sign up for it and are picked. Also it is a union lot.
Answered Oct 7, 2020