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Review averages

  • 103 employees say

    Excellent (31)
    30.097087378641%
    Good (42)
    40.776699029126%
    Satisfactory (16)
    15.533980582524%
    Subpar (14)
    13.592233009709%
    3.38
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for First Student, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.38 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Policies are in place to protect drivers and the customers I have no suggestions regarding that. The work environment was friendly and helpful. The only improvement I can think of regarding this location is expanding the parking lot.

What I like about the company

Goes by seniority. Hard workers get rewarded. Management checks on staff and finds ways to help boost moral. Overall a positive work environment. Team work is encouraged. Training for renewals is provided when licenses are near expiration. Buses have surveillance. Inspections are up to date. Parents are receive courtesy calls if buses are running early or late to help drivers stay on schedule. Once route starts you have little to no supervision and routes can be adjusted so they can be completed in a safe and timely manner.

What I dislike about the company

The majority of the buses are old and break down often. Ac units do not work well and children are often dropped off sweating regardless of parent complaints. Nothing permanent is done to the ac units only temporary solutions. A lot of company gossip. Driving the children outweighs it all.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    Merced
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Policies are put in place for a reason. Hold us each accountable for them. Dont give one person a "pass" and discipline the others. Policies need to be upheld. Communication could be better. Thank us for doing a good job once in While.

What I like about the company

Have made some great friendships. Met many great kids. Love seeing how a "bad" child grows into a good kid when given support. Still have children and their parents come up to me at different places and tell me I was a great driver and they really appreciated the fairness and helpfulness I showed to them. Love seeing "my" children become great with their lives.

What I dislike about the company

Management and the way they speak to us. If one or a few employees are having issues, then call them into office and deal with the situation. Dont get on radio and berate all of us when it's a few. Dont treat us all like children. Be firm but dont berate us. It makes us not want to help when needed.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    Buffalo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think we should have more company events. I think we should have at least two days of paid sick leave without being penalized. I think we should receive bonuses for showing up to work every single day like the last company I worked for did.

What I like about the company

If you just stick with what you have to do it's a great place to work. I love my job. Being a school bus driver means I get holidays off and the Summers. We also get unemployment which is very good incentive.

What I dislike about the company

As with any large company there's a lot of politicking going around. A lot of unfriendly people. Lot of teachers pets so to speak. I think we need to be encouraged to get along with everybody. Maybe have a little more picnics or some company fun stuff to do. I worked for Durham school services for 14 years and that was a lot better experience than working for First Student. So I miss the camaraderie with the other company

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    Lewisville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 103 employees say

    Excellent (31)
    30.097087378641%
    Good (42)
    40.776699029126%
    Satisfactory (16)
    15.533980582524%
    Subpar (14)
    13.592233009709%
    3.38
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

First Student, Inc.
3.38
103 reviews

Industry average (Transportation and Logistics)
3.08
69,316 reviews

kununu average
3.33
3,041,000 reviews