School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Paris, ON – June 25, 2014
Pros: got to sing and have fun at work
Cons: have too many railway crossings
Best position ever, wished it could pay better Normally very enjoyable Keeps you alert you must stop problems before they start Even kids can have a bad day Remember their names within 2 weeks you got it made in the shade
Driver (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – March 8, 2014
Pros: able to take your kids on bus
Cons: the weather other bad driver
u get to your bus to do a circle check and radio in u are mobile then head off to get the kids u learn to communicate with dispatch and to check your school bus overall management is there but lets u do your job to many co worker to know is the weather and other bad drivers seeing the kids happy and to school
School Bus Driver (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – February 17, 2014
Pros: i love driving and working with people
Cons: low pay and not enough hours
This is an amazing job where I get to interact with students, parents, co workers, caregivers, school administration and the general public. I get to work at 6:15 am weekdays to drive high school and elementary school kids to school. I then return in the afternoon to drive them safely home again. I am responsible every morning to do a complete circle – more... check of my bus, inside and out. I maintain detailed logs and record incidences that occur on my bus. I really pride myself on always being punctual and professional to the people I serve. – less
School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Nepean, ON – January 29, 2014
Pros: the kids, and parents/caregivers. many generous people out there.
Cons: the split shift, working in the winter time, buses stay cold a long time.
First Student was about safety, I would start my day with my bus safety check, making sure it would meet the min. stardard, reporting any defects. The co-workers, some where not too friendly and some were friendly, you had to watch and make sure you didn't step on anyones toes. The good thing about being a bus driver is that the undesirable people were – more... easily avoided. The hardest part of the job was with some schools dealing with the principal when issues occurred and required schools in put. Many people look down on drivers. Deal with the children, when they are friendly. – less
School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – October 11, 2013
Pros: not many pros but would have to say pay wasnt too bad for the amount of hours worked in a day
Cons: management, no appreciation, treated like a number, company does not stand behind you too many to list
the job is really fun if you like kids. You are carrying the most precious cargo possible. The management is horrible, unless you like to brown nose they wont even know your name. There is not much interaction with the other drivers so hard to build a relationship. The hardest part of the job was to maintain control of the bus while paying attention – more... to the road. The students were awesome. – less
School Bus driver (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – September 6, 2013
Pros: enjoyed all the events which we were celebrating togather
Cons: some time you gets tired
i really enjoy working with all of them because every one was kind and help full Management makes every part of job very clear and trained us professionally and help us all the ways of job. I learned from my work place time management and how to deal with clients and public. Hardest part of the job was not to finish duty on time. And most enjoyable – more... was talk to different people and share with them some useful thoughts. i enjoy my work with all the aspects.what ever the challenges comes on my way during job times try to solve them correctly – less
Accounts Receivable/Payroll Clerk (Current Employee), Red Wing, MN – July 14, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, good coworkers
Cons: benefits suck, pay is not great, no room for advancement
A typical day at work started with me coming in at 5:30am ad dispatching the morning drivers. Then I'd have a 3.5 to 4 hour break ad then come back in and dispatch PM drivers along with charters. I have learned nothing from this company that I did't already know. The management is horrible, I feel as if my boss has no clue what he's doing. He doesn't – more... follow through with any consequences, he is not found of confrontation, so he avoids punishing employees. I like a handful of my coworkers, the others I can live without.The hardest part of the job, is feeling unappreciated and not given any praise for what I do. The most enjoyable part of the job is the end of the day. – less
School Bus Driver (Current Employee), Grants Pass, OR – June 27, 2014
Low pay for what u do. Kids and staff easy to work with. Mixed feeling about management. Loved working with the kids. Split shift part time hours. Benefits are horribly expensive. I hope you get good unemployment benefits.
A good part-time job for people who need to spend a good amount of time with family or have children or school.
Driver (Current Employee), Robbinsdale, MN – June 21, 2014
I like working at First student because it gives me the opportunity to drive and help children. it is a flexible position and allows time for me to be able to conduct other personal and business obligations by having a split shift. the pay is fair and the management show understanding. I would like something more full-time but I will take what I can – more... get for now. – less