Durham School Services Employee Reviews

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pretty cool
Driver (Former Employee) –  Carson, CAJanuary 14, 2016
some what ok.. wasnt there that long to know too much about the company. but i would rommend anyone who like to drive school buses.
Pros
nice people
Cons
Attitude
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not a bad place to work
Bus Operator (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXJanuary 5, 2016
must be great with children and have patience to handle any situation from screaming to fighting on the bus and overly protective parents.
Pros
work schedule works with your school age children when they are out for vacation so are you
Cons
having to listen to screaming children for an hour
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friendly place to work
Driver/monitor (Current Employee) –  Davenport, IAJanuary 1, 2016
Great company for part time work. Getting more hours is not much of an option. The staff are friendly and will help you train/ study/ and get your CDL class B.
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Driver (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, MIDecember 17, 2015
Managers are shady! Will throw you under the bus to save themselves. Worried about time and the bottom line. Claim safety is there top priority....couldn't be farther from the truth.
Pros
Pay per hour was great!
Cons
Management, not enough hours and company pinched every penny out of every minute the could get from you
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Family oriented and very friendky work place
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Iowa City, IADecember 15, 2015
I love driving the bus and working with my team. The hardest part of the job is driving in a storm. Overall there are not any complaints about this company.
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It takes alot of your mental energy, but it builds your social skills, and helps you bond with children, and understand them more
bus attendant (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INDecember 2, 2015
A typical day at work considers clocking in, then going on the bus, and monitoring kids, and keeping the bus calm, as well as prevent any possible fights, and heated argument. Then I check the bus when all the students get off, to make sure there are no students left. After that, I clock in at around 9:20 AM and go back in before 2:10 PM., then the process is recycled. Management treat their bus drivers very unfair, they do not do a very good job at protecting their drivers when the children are far out of control. My coworkers are very friendly, and generous, and always smile and says good morning. The hardest thing about my job is having mental patient to deal with children, and maintain in control. The most enjoyable part is talking to the kids and getting to know them, and observing the different personalities on the bus.
Pros
helps build social skills, routine is pretty easy, communicative
Cons
not enough hours, poor to their workers
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Good place to work
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PADecember 2, 2015
pretty good company. Its a good stepping stone to get started in the transportation industry. its a good place to learn how to drive and get to know the city.
Pros
plenty of work if your willing to work
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good day overall working with children
Bus Monitor (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 29, 2015
Great time working with children and especially with special needs children. Got to meet a wide range of personality and got to monitor them to and from school
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Typical work day
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 28, 2015
As Operations Manager I traveled with the company for seminars and classes. Allowed me to have an input on growing the business. I managed 2 Chicagoland locations. The company allows growth within.
Pros
Great opportunities and learning experience
Cons
The comany left the Chicagoland area
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Student Transportation
Substitute Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 19, 2015
Student transportation. Typical day included pre and post trips vehicle inspections. Pick up and drop off of students.
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Celebrated employees birthdays.
Assist special needs children (Former Employee) –  Algonquin, ILNovember 18, 2015
They were a great company to work for. I just needed more hours. This position was part time. I loved helping the special needs children.
Pros
Helping special needs children.
Cons
Part time employment. Weather.
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VERY GOOD COMPANY
Bus Driver/Dispatch Assistant (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLNovember 16, 2015
DURHAM IS A VERY GOOD COMPANY TO WORK FOR, SO SORRY THAT WE LOST THE CONTRAT ON THE WESTSIDE GSA 5 BECAUSE I REALLY SAW MYSELF MOVING UP IN THIS COMPANY
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fun place to work
driver (Current Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CANovember 15, 2015
a typical day at work is having 60+kids in your bus making sure they all fallow the rules and you have to learn how to manage them because every single one of them are different, the manager stuff are very professional ,my coworkers were friendly and easy to work with, and the hardest part of the job was to be able to maintain your passengers in good behavior for a long period of time in long trips,i really enjoy having to take athletes to the games and activities.
Pros
the opportunity to have some field trips and have new experices
Cons
really expensive health coverage and long periods of anpaid time off
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convenience
Bus Driver (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 14, 2015
The only thing i like about Durham is my down time i know how to work around my schedule. the compensation is horrible though.
Pros
schedule
Cons
paycheck no hours
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Don't waste your time.
school bus driver (Current Employee) –  Grayslake, ILNovember 14, 2015
They get you in the door as quickly as they can even though the things like sign on bonuses and CDL reimbursement won't happen unless you fight for it. You will be rushed through training by people that don't have the necessary experience and the whole office is run more like a high school locker room and not a professional company.
Routes and charters are supposed to be given based on seniority or who signed up for them first but instead they are done by favoritism. I advise keeping track of your pay because they will constantly try to short you money and you will have to fight to get it.
Unless you're looking to get the training and experience and then move on to a district I advise you stay far away from this company.
Pros
Driving a bus, meeting new children and parents, bring your child on most routes
Cons
Horrible health insurance, 401K is not FDIC insured, buses are damaged and always breaking down, no parking for your car when you come in and for your bus when you finish your route
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Public Melting Pot
Bus Operator (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLNovember 10, 2015
You have a opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. The most enjoyable part of the job is you get to explore parts of a region you normally wouldn't be exposed to.
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A laid back job or you could make a career out of it
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Carrollton, TXOctober 22, 2015
It was an alright place to work. Had an opportunity to get extra hours during field trips season. There was also favoritism and a lot of nagging and bickering from coworkers. The pay was decent starting out if you got the hours along with it.
Pros
met some cool people, in between time, field trips
Cons
benefits could have been better, favoritism, bad attitudes
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no job security
Operation Supervisor (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOOctober 19, 2015
Upper Management really uptight. Job security was always in question. Union employees, upper management believing everything that is said. Very Hard for advancement. the most enjoyable part of the job was working with fellow management.
Pros
team work with local management
Cons
trusting upper management
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fun and exciting place to work also.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSOctober 17, 2015
transport lots of children to and from school safely and on time, you get to know lots of kids set good examples,and teach also good job just not stable,
Pros
no free lunches 30min lunch breaks
Cons
good benifits
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Great Place to work
Maintenance Manager (Current Employee) –  Tacoma, WAOctober 16, 2015
Fun work place with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but how you personally grow and develop. Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues and learning from them. The office started to get crowded as the company grew and it was more difficult to get to know the new people. There was a lot of variety in what I did each day, ranging from the monotonous tasks to new projects that were challenging and exciting.
Pros
Great place to Work
Cons
Un-reachable
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