Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Colchester, Essex – 13 April 2017
The day is busy always different if you put into the job it can be really rewarding. Overall it is a good job but if you are young and want to progress I do not think that this job will give you the success you want. If you want a long career and know that bus driving is the job you want then First is the best company to work for regarding pay and long term job satisfaction and security. You have to be a people person and be quick witted in difficult situations on the roads and with the public.
Free travel for you and family and good pension
shift patterns and rota's do change alot so no consistency
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Hayes, UK – 25 April 2017
all members of staff are friendly helpful trustworthy who are willing to go the extra mile to help when needed. buses are brand new clean tidy well maintained. one of the best companies to work for in London.
free travel on buses and trains in and around london for staff and family members
Trainer/Driver (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – 4 April 2017
No room for growth at this location. That is all I'm going to say on record. It has been a great learning experience. I have trained well and with all my heart and in that process I have met some fantastic people,
Driver (Former Employee) – Bannockburn, Stirlingshire – 3 April 2017
Bullying management, knackered vehicles, dirty dirty vehicles and depots. Masonic orange order cliques in depots. Terrible shift patterns , scumbag passengers, no respect, no courtesy. Do not work for this vile company even if your desperate!
Trainee Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Rotherham, South Yorkshire – 24 February 2017
As I read in another review. Bus driving is something u either like or not. I did not. Infact it was a joint decision between myself & first for me not to progress to my test ( that was not first fault) My only warning is that if its not for u...u leave with no job to go to. Plus if u do qualify if u leave within 2 years u have a £2500 training bond to pay.
Financial Accouting Team Member (Former Employee) – Aberdeen City – 17 February 2017
Office had flexi time so there that was a good thing if you needed a bit more time to get to work. I learned so much during my time there, if you wanted to know how to do something you just looked for a course and they would put you on it if it couldn't be done in house. Management were very visible and spoke to everyone, you were always informed of company wide decisions The hardest part of the job was trying to progress, no one wanted to leave so being promoted was difficult. Very relaxed atmosphere, always someone there to help with a problem.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Uxbridge, Greater London – 10 February 2017
I enjoy my work, I'm a good team player, I am willing to embrace new skill sets, there is room for me to advance. The hardest part of this job is dealing with unruly/inconsiderate passengers. I get job satisfaction
Driver (Current Employee) – York, North Yorkshire – 6 February 2017
Driving at York. One of the higher paying depots but unpaid breaks mean you might do 14 hours and only be paid 10. Management very critical to the point of stupidity. New MD with NO previous experience in the industry is, literally, clueless. Most drivers are a good bunch but absolutely nothing else to recommend it. Hours very unsociable, holidays getting increasingly hard to get when you want them. No sick pay and few benefits. Looking for another job.
hours, unpaid long breaks, terrible shifts, attitude of management and unrealistic timing of routes.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Rotherham, South Yorkshire – 5 January 2017
It is a varied job in that you never know what your day will bring in terms of traffic, passengers and how busy you are. l work with a good group of people but after the length of time l've been doing it l need a change.
long hours depending on your shift pattern, can be unsocial
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 24 November 2016
Worked for this company for a little over 2.5 years. Long hours with very little time with your family. If your face dont fit be prepared too get screwed over. I have just finished with the company and they have screwed me on my last wage. If you value your family life stay away from First.
Long hours, they screw you over and destroy relationships.
PA to Principal Estates Mnagers (Current Employee) – Larbert – 14 September 2016
Busy and challenging PA role every day. Excellent team to work with, and must be proactive and manage my own time, balancing the needs of managers with the many deadlines required to meet. No 2 days are identical and enjoy the variation in the role.
Call Centre Agent (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 14 September 2016
It was a pleasure working for first group, my only problem was the distance traveling to work. It has a peaceful environment to work in, the working hours were quiet strainious but the salary paid for those hours were reasonable. I got all the training I needed to work in any call Centre and I have indeed learned a lot from this company.
Consultant/Project Manager (Former Employee) – Manchester Uk – 8 August 2016
Very past Environment, attention to detail to ensure all parts of the project had fully concentration. Face-to-face meeting and conference call daily. Weekly updates to the CEO along with a small presentation. What I learned:- You can never ask too many questions and always ensure work done at another location is backed-up with update by your supporting team.
BUS DRIVER (Current Employee) – Leeds – 13 May 2016
I feel the company i work for is very mentally demanding and seems to be no room for development even tho i am very reliable, and would always aim to do better and improve at any position i apply for.My co workers are easy to work with. Management do not seem to involve the drivers in decisions and feel we do not have enough support.The hours over a week are very random with early starts and lates and middles in a single week,which is the hardest part of the job.Iam left to do my job and handle with very little interference from management which makes my job a little easier