Driver (Former Employee) – Wallingford, CT – 21 October 2017
The job itself is great. Love working with the kids . The Wallingford yard has alot of work. THEN- new manager comes in and changes the whole charter system to cater to the less paid junior drivers so it costs him less to run the charters out on payroll. The senior drivers are stuck in an unfairly rotating system that disperses charter assignments . The yard also has staff that love to get involved in others business and personal lives. My suggestion to anyone who is going to work there is come to work and leave. Do not hang out in the breakroom at all . Thats where the problems start. Yard needs a Union to protect senior drivers rights and make things fair.
Good job for parents, retirees, and people who enjoy driving.
Trained and certified bus driver (Former Employee) – Brentwood, NH – 18 October 2017
Durham School Services is a fine company. As a driver, I was trained for a month (after all general screening processes), was certified by the DOT, and got my vehicle and route in a timely manner. As long as you can deal with children and the quirks of some of the older buses, you'll be happy here.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Muskego, WI – 17 October 2017
Drive student from their home to school or adults and children from their business to where ever they want to go on a charter. Learned a route and how to use interpersonal relations with children and adults on charters and on the way to school. They had good management and they were very helpful. It was a balanced work environment. Most enjoyable part of job was talking to the children and adults.
Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – 16 October 2017
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the children's smiling faces. Like many transportation companies there are pros and cons, overall when you are in the business of children, the pro's typically outweigh the con's.
Substitute Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – 12 October 2017
This is a great company to work for, great culture, great flexibility and you choose a lot of your own hours. Very laid back work environment with lots of room to advance and different tracks to advance.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Carbondale, IL – 11 October 2017
Love and look forward to working everyday. Fun work environment,people work together as a team, always going out of there way to helping out each other,my gm is the best boss I've ever had,always fun to be around,always makes sure everyone is treated fairly,gives employees opportunities to excel in the company,explains and teaches with great detail,works none stop to make sure Durham runs as smoothly as possible creating a solid foundation,so Durham employees can put more focus on getting students to school and home safely.I feel without these kind of characteristics, surrounded with employees dedication,loyalty to the company,opportunities to advance,this job wouldn't be for me!
Driver (Current Employee) – York, PA – 11 October 2017
Needs a little more organizational skills, better training and more respect for drivers. The company is great overall but the individual lots need to come together and help each other achieve the ultimate goal of success!!
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – 11 October 2017
lots of hours not enough pay just a bit too much rules and petty stuff making for an unpleasant work environment way too much nit picking. lots of judgments and messy high school games d have been better if team work was in place and encouraged
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA 92618 – 10 October 2017
I started as a school bus driver here training was good and I was able to start my career. I would have stayed at the office I was at but I was forced to relocate on short notice so I am looking into the Durham near my new residence.
I love my job because I love what I do. I have been a Driver Trainer since 1997. I have a good rapport with my co-worker, Trainees, Driver Trainer's. I have worked with Charleston County EEOC during Emergency Evacuations since 1997. I coordinate transportation for Durham School Services during Emergency Evacuations. I enjoy helping when people are in need. I enjoy driver training and being a Third Party Tester and helping Trainees succeed in getting their CDL's and help in getting kids to school safe and on time.
The company is good to work for. Some management issues
If you are a school bus driver, this is a great place to work.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Concord, CA – 7 October 2017
The General Managers really value their employees, and especially the school bus drivers. The pay is pretty competitive. The Region Managers are very personable and care about the success of their locations, meeting the needs of the customers and the employees.
Great for individuals that want to work part-time.
Healthcare for part-time employees is not so great.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – California – 3 October 2017
At durham you must be an extra qualified driver in order for you to remain n active driver.. not too many drivers can last as a bus driver. How do l know this because they are always short on drivers . Every school year we start good n with in a month we are at least 12 drivers short..