Shuttle Driver (Former Employee) – Alberta Oil Sands – 8 July 2014
One of the greatest jobs ever to do however, the management is extremely poor. They have no respect or appreciation for the employee or their efforts. They push you around all they want and screw up your schedules and routines on you at the last minute and regularly, yet expect you to be flawless in your duties. They can be condescending towards workers always giving you runaround and BS. They fire people over pettiness. The equipment is junk largely due to worksite conditions but most of it is already old obsolete retired junk prior to service. Very adversarial environment. Great job for a butt kisser or a puppet.
Lodging and travell assistance, Great co-workers, good pay.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Airdrie, AB – 21 September 2017
The management was not so great. They don't seem to realize you work with kids and the job is not easy. The easy part of the job is driving the bus. The hard part of the job is to deal with the children. You can have an awesome or the worse group of children. The company is not really helpful and blame you for not controlling the behavior of the children on your bus, They don't appreciate what you do to help the company either. It is a good job if you really need a job and can't afford daycare.
can bring children with you
hard to deal with the children with no help from the company
Location Manager (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 13 September 2017
great benefits, good management, supportive environment a lot of opportunity for advancement, wonderful safety culture always improving, ideas are always welcome, there was a lot of freedom to manage your location the best way you could, upper management was always there to guide you and give advice, between all the locations there was a scence of community, you never felt like you were alone. There was a lot of training which was nice, weekly confrence calls to keep in touch and share ideas among the other locations, travelling and new experiences and really feeling like part of a great team.
School and Charter Bus Driver, Laidlaw (Former Employee) – Owen Sound, ON – 11 September 2017
I worked for First Student as a school bus and charter driver. They provided very thorough training in order to ensure the safe transportation of students. This training helped me to become a safety conscious driver, which has been a benefit in my other driving jobs. It also taught me lots of patience in dealing with children.
Good steady part-time employment.
It is a huge responsibility to safely transport children.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 August 2017
-Supervisors go to bat for you -Training is good -Communication isn't -Can be stressful -equipment tends to be old and have a history of breaking down -gives you free time during the day -can earn extra money
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Durham Region, ON – 28 August 2017
Driving a Bus is a great job, with great hours, you have a lot of flexibility your hours are (roughly) 7am-9am and 3pm-5pm. The team (office/Garage and other drivers) are friendly and always helpfully, when you are done your training you are confident behind the wheel! But be ready to be outside snow/rain/wind
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Simcoe, ON – 10 August 2017
It is a nice time job with high responsibility and limited flexibility. Continuous communication with children is a good experience. You need to follow defines rules and be curious about safety . company's management is very supportive.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 6 August 2017
A good place to work if you have a second job or are retired or just doing to get out of the house Like working there and driving the kids to and from school just not suffiant amount of money and hours
Good hours if you don't worry about money
Only get paid for 4 hours a day and when there is holidays no pay
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 18 July 2017
Very good company to work for. People and employees are friendly and helpful. Management is supportive and stand behind their employees. They provide good training and update training as required. The company pays for the required training and clearances needed to transport students and other vulnerable sector children.
School bus driver (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 17 July 2017
you work about 4 hours a day 2 in the morning 2 in the afternoon. great for retired people. you can get extra hours for charters or running errands for the company. you're pretty much your own boss for the day. you must be a very conscientious driver.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 July 2017
If you are looking for a part time job that gives you time off in the middle of the day, being a school bus driver is great. It pays OK for the amount of hours you work and you always have weekends off as well as school holidays. You can drive charters on top of your school run to make a few extra bucks. First Student in Calgary is a very poorly run company. The location managers don't really give a hoot about the drivers, they do not have your back and they do not support you. They are more concerned with looking good to their bosses. And when the employees don't feel like the company has their back, service levels go down. It's unfortunate, but it is business 101 (a class the management here never took - they are completely clueless as how to run a business and they are losing contracts because of it). The fleet is quite old and corners are being cut.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 May 2017
its a great place to work, I honestly had gained so much skills from working at First Student Inc. One of the most wonderful things about working here was communicating with the children they always brightened up my day!