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Reviews for First Student, Inc.

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.36
Support from management
3.14
Teamwork
3.31
Freedom to work independently
3.70
Internal Communication
2.80
Office / Work Environment
2.96
Environmental Friendliness
3.12
Work-Life Balance
3.39
Challenging Work
3.64
Inclusive / Diverse
3.63

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.79
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.74
Career Development
2.98
Overall compensation for your work
3.19
Company Image
3.39
Job Security
3.51
Handicapped Accessibility
3.57
Workplace Safety
3.82
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 27 of 118 reviews Parking in 41 of 118 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 13 of 118 reviews Stock or equity options in 2 of 118 reviews 401(k) in 39 of 118 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 2 of 118 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 118 reviews Ability to work remotely in 7 of 118 reviews Desirable office location in 9 of 118 reviews Tuition assistance in 6 of 118 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 118 reviews 401(k) Match in 9 of 118 reviews Flexible spending account in 6 of 118 reviews Paid time off in 23 of 118 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 32 of 118 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 118 reviews Life insurance in 32 of 118 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 118 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 4 of 118 reviews Health and wellness programs in 4 of 118 reviews Employee discounts in 22 of 118 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 118 reviews Employee events in 16 of 118 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 4 of 118 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Many of the employees tend to act what would be considered 'unprofessional' at most places of work, but it's a setting that isn't for everyone to begin with. Also, better equipment (buses, radios, etc.) would help.

What I like about the company

Most of the drivers are nice people, and they work together when the need arises.

What I dislike about the company

training could have been a bit more detailed with the daily aspects of the job, and what to expect.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    First Student
  • City
    Middlebury
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I would have more tables and chairs so that I don't have to stand up to eat.

What I like about the company

My bosses are very encouraging and do everything in their power to meet my needs.

What I dislike about the company

I do wish that there were enough seats since there is not enough time to go home between routes.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) 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

Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Walking into dispatch is how we start the day. We need to have a Friendly, caring, informative, helpful experience.

What I like about the company

Made friends among co workers and dispatcher; personal growth in patience alone dealing with company's pace for repairs of equipment.

What I dislike about the company

Communication, need memos or notices.
Consistency, implement duties and have system for checking up.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    Riverview Manor
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 10.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Maybe change the dispatch staff sometimes they are rude

What I like about the company

Great work environment. Great place to work if you like children

What I dislike about the company

Working out in the cold during the winter

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
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
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    St. Louis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The company is awesome to work for. They make you feel part of the family. They offer lots of support with safety and student management.

What I like about the company

When i receive a card or just a thank you from the kids it makes my day and lets me know i am making a difference in someones life.

What I dislike about the company

Just wish they could keep people and the buses in good working order.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    Grants Pass
  • 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 discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Would improve the benefits for of all, then need more hours weekly and the environment is not bad but could use a slight boost

What I like about the company

Great place to work for especially if ur a parent w young chikdren

What I dislike about the company

Benefits are not good medical is outstanding u have to go to work in bad storms no matter what.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
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
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    First Student Inc.
  • City
    Tiverton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • None that come to mind at the present

What I like about the company

From the first day of training it has been a good experience as it was complete and made sure that I had the tools to succeed and get my needed licences. Also the level of trust and not being overly managed has been great with being trusted to be out on the road and trusted with the students has greatly enhanced my self confidence.

What I dislike about the company

Would like the ability to access information such as paychecks and time cards from a website for my own information

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    First Student
  • City
    Lansdale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • BETTER HIRING METHOD, MOST EMPLOYEES ARE TEMPS AND COME AND GO LIKE A REVOLVING DOOR.... WHICH IN TURN IS A WASTE OF TIME FOR TRAINING THE NEW PEOPLE.

What I like about the company

LAID BACK, YET PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

What I dislike about the company

CHEAP WHEN IT COMES TO EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION, NO PARTIES FOR HOLIDAYS OR ANYTHING UNLESS WE PLAN THEM AND PAY FOR THEM OURSELVES.

Company Culture
4.00
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
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    Naperville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 12.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make sure our route sheets were accurate.

What I like about the company

i enjoy working with kids. It is nice not to be in an office but out and about.

What I dislike about the company

Personal parking is limited.
Get changes at the last moment often.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered
  • Company
    First Student, Inc.
  • City
    Kenosha
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More consistency and do what’s best for the students

What I like about the company

No school no work so I have more time for my children

What I dislike about the company

The favoritism and the back stabbing

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    First student
  • City
    Fairbanks
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee