School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Caledon, ON – 23 March 2017
• Perform daily/routine vehicle inspections at pre and post trips • Identify and report any safety or maintenance issues on vehicles • Perform pickups and drop-offs at various elementary and high school locations • Monitor and assist special needs children during transportation
workplace culture, Great staff to work with very friendly. Hardest part of job is dealing with the loud children at times learned lots of safety presiders on the job
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 21 February 2017
I had the opportunity to work with special needs children on a daily basis. Driving them to and from school was a rewarding experience. Unfortunately the job doesn't help to pay the bills and I needed to resign from the job
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 21 February 2017
Awesome training. Paid training. You get paid for a min of 4 hrs a day.Weekend and summer off.. great job for parents who have children. If you like to drive and want to work part time its the job for you,
A friendly work environment especially for retirees and women.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 January 2017
It is a Company that provides school buses for transporting students to and from their schools. A friendly environment for working but salary and benefits are limited except for holidays where it is aligned to school vacation schedules. Hours of work per day is limited to about 5 hours.
The Company provides on the job training. Their recruitment requirement is holding of a "G" licence and they provide training to convert to a "B" licence. They also provide safe driving course.
Overall a friendly work environment, especially for retirees and women.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 January 2017
This company does incredible training. The supply and give the education that they need. However it is not a 4 hour a day job and maintenance on the busses took a lot of time. The children were fantastic on my bus.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 December 2016
If you get a bus that starts in the morning, your very lucky. If the bus makes it through the run picking up the children and taking them to their schools, your very lucky again. First Calgary Alberta is the only province that can keep the buses on the road after they are 10 years old. All other provinces get rid of buses at the 10 year mark. We get Ontario's old buses and old buses from California as well, that do not even have heaters in them. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing all the sweet children. The hardest part of the job is getting a bus that doesn't give you any trouble.
Drive for the road conditions, get there when you get there.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 7 December 2016
This is a fantastic job to bring your child to work. My son learned so much and made lots of friends with the kids riding the bus. However winters are brutally cold on the bus and the pay is not enough for carrying the responsibilitie of safely transporting children
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 16 November 2016
First Student has very high standards for their drivers. They have a safety attitude which has taken root & is growing.
It does take a special kind of person to be willing to move this most precious cargo - the responsibility is huge. Anyone can drive a bus - doing it with up to 72 distractions behind you is a special talent that is often under rated.
They pay is good per hour but shifts are always split. This can be a mentally exhausting job whose rewards do not come on your pay cheque.
Schedule works well for anyone with children in school or not wanting to put in day care.
My opinion is that maintenance on buses seems reactive rather than proactive, or more mechanics are needed as we are growing larger locally.