Bus Operator (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 18 September 2017
A typical day would consist of the following: Pick-up and Drop off passengers of all ages to and from school and/or charter services driving a large 52 passenger school bus Complete additional chartered work for various companies/schools Complete daily pre-trip, en-route and post-trip inspections of the vehicle Complete all route paperwork
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 25 January 2018
2 thumbs down. No wonder they are always scrambling for drivers. Pay does not reflect level of responsibility. Company does NOT have drives backs. Zero support. We are just warm bodies to drive their equipment. No matter how many hours you work, how much you do at the end of the day your disposable. Your just a vehicle to make the owners more money. I personally know many drivers who have to use food banks. Homeless drivers sleeping in there vehicles. This company is very disappointing.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 14 January 2018
Awful place to work they don't pay you enough the busses are not taken care of by mechanics when you have a problem they tell you to keep an eye on it it will be fine. People at head office have no idea who you are they don't care about the employees.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 26 September 2017
Typical day at Attridge, doing my circle check in the am before my morning school run. Doing extra work like charters for the school boards. I also learned how to be a better driver. Family orientated, you can bring your kids to work with you if they are young and not in school. The hardest part of the job is avoiding accidents out on the road. The most enjoyable part of job is seeing new places I have never been to.
free entrence to parks
people will stab you in the back their to get what they want.
Motor Coach Operator (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 27 July 2017
14 to 16 hours per day people are the same most are very nice but a few are not so nice increasing work load workplace culture is not as good as when I first started with Attridge in 2006 3 days in a row fellow coach dribers
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 5 July 2017
It is a good company to work with. management is friendly and caring and try to provide all the tools to perform the job. However, it seems like there is not much opportunity for advancement. The people are helpful.
Driver (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 26 June 2017
The lack of support drivers get on misbehaved children who repeatedly act out is unacceptable. A driver is taken off route if there is a complaint from a parent even though the child has been a repeat offender.The ideology of safety and respect your bus driver isn't a reality.The school board and parents who have not been driving or really care to know don't do anything.The driver was just told we don't value you or what you put up with on route.When this happens the driver is the victim and bad behavior gets rewarded.The buses are in and out of repairs and on and off what you will be driving is a pain.Buses breaking down can happen but its the same bus, gets frustrating.When buses are past time on the road by ministry standards they look the other way.It is income and in between work like field trips they pay you a set amount that works out less than minimum wage.Having rules means nothing if the management doesn't admit or open their eyes.The headache of all the talk of the little things on drivers to watch for this and that doesn't work both ways.There is a reason why drivers are in shortage and why drivers are leaving for the little money they are paid.
lack of driver support- politics-mechanical issues
Coach Operator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 March 2017
Year ago company finally gets a really good dispatcher who is always there an helpful to drivers had everything organized working like clock work an they terminate for a woman who had just started couple months. The dispatcher had put in so much personal time to make sure division running smoothly, wasn't recognized for time an effort they put in so just did as was expected. Since dismissal the current dispatcher is pushing drivers to do more hours than legal for drivers! Only recommended this company as stepping stone to greater pastures. Definitely don't be hoping for future with this company!
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 15 February 2017
I loved driving the children to and from school. That could be lots of fun however I was never paid for checking out the bus every morning and if a days run took anything over 4 hours I was not paid any extra. 4 hours pay per day was the limit.
Driver (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 14 January 2017
I trained over two weeks and was ready to take the driving test. (with no pay) I got 100% on the written exam. Clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector. Handed in medical which i paid 110 dollars for Driving abstract from ministry. All above cost money from my pocket plus my time that I could have been earning money while training with them (from my other job)
Was told I couldn't do the driving test as they were waiting for something to come back from the OPP, no idea why it didnt come back and they didnt seem to care or check or follow up on it, never heard from them again!!???
Total waste of time, and out of four of us training together, two got hired on and two were told OPP didnt come back??
You would think they would have at least contacted me and apologized for my wasted time and MONEY.
no guarantee of hiring after lots of money spent on required certificates
If you want to put in hours/day of unpaid time this is the job for you.
Driver (Former Employee) – Niagara – 13 October 2016
every dispatcher seems to have different rules and training other drivers are good a lot of unpaid work time expected . for example the time between high school and grade school runs sometimes up to an hour is unpaid, cannot go anywhere in the bus as this is "personal use" while you are waiting for 2nd run. Time to first pickup is unpaid no matter how far from the starting point on your assigned route or after you drop the kids off at school.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Hamilton – 28 July 2016
The company is moving in a great new direction. Some excellent new management hires recently that will move this company in the right direction. Everyone is excited in Hamilton area. It is a way better place to work than even one year ago.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 May 2016
early morning start, and early end i learned to drive large vehicles very easy to work and get along with management very caring the hardest part of the job is the responsibility of the kids, making sure they are 100% safe most enjoyable part of the job is meeting all kinds of different people and different age groups.
Charter Driver & School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Waterdown, Ontario – 23 September 2015
Drove various customers to destinations across Ontario o Met customers in a friendly manner and assisted them with activity guidelines o Scheduled drop off and pick up times o Organized and assisted with the unloading and loading of equipment
School Bus driver (Former Employee) – Burlington Ontario – 28 June 2015
Your typical day is that one has to deal with traffic, kids and parents who hover. Other than that, its alright. The hardest part is the number of hours. With just four per day plus charters, its not much cash wise.
Low hourly pay with very high responsibility driving children
School Bus Operator (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 7 March 2015
-Happy to see the children -I learned that the children are so honest, strong and have positive feelings -I also learned that children brought me a lot of happiness without any sophistication -This job needs to raise the bar regarding the hourly pay due to the high responsibility - My co-workers are caring and friendly -The hardest part of the job is in the winter when the snowbanks are very high and the streets become very narrow -The most enjoyable part of the job was see the smiles of the children, their honesty, I was happy to see them everyday