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Review averages

  • 147 employees say

    Excellent (52)
    35.374149659864%
    Good (54)
    36.734693877551%
    Satisfactory (25)
    17.006802721088%
    Subpar (16)
    10.884353741497%
    3.47
  • 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

3.47 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

There are many different kinds of people that work for first student.

Teamwork

Many people at work encourage others to be honest and up front about work related problems.

Freedom to work independently

Some people need a little more help than others. But other than that the employees are fine.

Internal Communication

People at the work place communicate fairly well.

Gender Equality

Absolutely treat women with respectver

Attitude towards older colleagues

Over half of the company is middle aged or older and they get treated with respect and get treated fairly as well.

Career Development

There are many opportunities related to growth.

Overall compensation for your work

I make very good compensation.

Office / Work Environment

All of those are good at my job, except for occasional temperature issues.

Environmental Friendliness

Most people show concern.

Work-Life Balance

Many people stay professional and focus on there work.any

Company Image

I am proud of the people and job it's self but not the problems.

Job Security

My position is definitely stable.

Handicapped Accessibility

There are multiple places in the building that have necessary resources for handicapped people.

Workplace Safety

There is a lot of people that get trained and most of them turn out to drive buses pretty well

Challenging Work

My work is challenging in the sense that some people don't always get along well and they come to me to get me to fix the problem.

Inclusive / Diverse

The company definitely values diversity. In fact, administration asks people's opinions on things everyday.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make sure that the company has more super vision over the bus drivers and i would make sure that everyone that worked there was combatant.

What I like about the company

My company has many wonderful people that work for it, and many people come together and brain storm how we can make a brighter future for the company.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of some of the people that the company decides to keep there and I disapprove of some of the situations that don't get taken care of.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    First Student
  • City
    Wichita
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

I enjoy my co workers

Support from management

We have a monthly safety meeting

Teamwork

It's good

Freedom to work independently

We are micro managed a lot.

Internal Communication

They are ok. Location manager could be better. Dispatch good.

Gender Equality

It's not bad. There are also lot of women employees but not many are location manager or safety manager. My location manager only likes to promote men. I work at the Gardner lot.

Attitude towards older colleagues

It's very good work for older adults. More difficult to get into management or office positions thought.

Career Development

They only promote who they like. The trainers are only men. The Gardner location manager believes women should only be drivers or dispatch. There are no women trainers. He holds grudges and only promotes people he likes.

Overall compensation for your work

New hires make a good starting wage but employees who have worked 8 years or more are not compensated well. There is no loyalty to or for employees.

Office / Work Environment

Buses are maintained but there is no comfortable lounge for drivers in the Gardner KS location.

Environmental Friendliness

We can't idle our buses

Work-Life Balance

It's very flexible.

Company Image

I love the kids and my job. The office staff and location managers not so much. They don't treat us well or treat us respectfully.

Job Security

Only if they like you. If they don't and are fully staffed, they look for ways to get rid of you or make you quit. Gardner KS location

Handicapped Accessibility

They maintain the basics required by law

Workplace Safety

We have monthly safety meeting

Challenging Work

You have a lot of lives you are responsible for.

Inclusive / Diverse

They don't usually listen to employees unless it's negotiated in the union contract.

Suggestions for improvement

  • More training to staff on treatment of employees in a respectful and considerate manner.

What I like about the company

I have made great friendships with many of my coworkers. I have developed more patience with children and increased my love for them

What I dislike about the company

The location manager and office staff lack of respect for the drivers who ensure their jobs. The Gardner KS location treats drivers like crap.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Ability to work remotely is offered
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    Olathe
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

Ok job, although is a split shift and few benefits

Support from management

Ok job, although is a split shift and few benefits

Overall compensation for your work

Benefits are lacking even though we are unionized

Office / Work Environment

Out in the weather a lot, no air conditioning

Environmental Friendliness

Not really set up to recycle

Job Security

Company too backward to bring in robots, so pretty stable y

Challenging Work

Not terribly challenging, boring like most jobs

Suggestions for improvement

  • See last answer. No 401k match. Health insurance unaffordable. 2 paid holidays. State mandates sick leave in Oregon or wouldn't have sick leave. Not year round work. No paid vacation.

What I like about the company

Sense of teamwork is high. Not too much else.

What I dislike about the company

Very few benefits. Has 401k but no employer match. Health insurance unaffordable. 2 paid holidays. Scant summer work. Has union, but is weak.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    First Student Inc.
  • City
    Medford
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 147 employees say

    Excellent (52)
    35.374149659864%
    Good (54)
    36.734693877551%
    Satisfactory (25)
    17.006802721088%
    Subpar (16)
    10.884353741497%
    3.47
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

First Student, Inc.
3.47
147 reviews

Industry average (Transportation & Logistics)
3.13
92,294 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,806,000 reviews