Durham School Services Employee Reviews

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Love it and the people was nice
Bus Attendant (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLSeptember 21, 2016
Nice place to work very well had peope and enjoy the staff the parants was nice the pay was ok I enjoy working with the kids and all the bus driver was nice
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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good training to get a bus endorsement on a cdl
driver (Former Employee) –  Rockwall, TXSeptember 16, 2016
The training to get a bus endorsement was good.
What is lacking at the coupany is time get to know the the routes.
They dont provide time to ride with a trainer to learn the route.
Before taking the wheel and driving it your self.As a result of this
The bus drivers have allot of accidents trying to run the route in the
time schedule allotted.Most city bus drivers in public transportation
train for two weeks with a veteran driver before taking it over.
Pros
good cdl endorsement training
Cons
lack of time with a trainer to learn bus routes
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Great place to work for Mom's that need to work but want to be home for their children.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Justin, TXSeptember 2, 2016
a typical day consisted of completing the pretrip inspection, picking up the kids from thier designated bus stops and taking them to school, safely. And then in the afternoon, picking up the kids and making sure they got to their designated bus stop. doing a "Child Check" after the last student was off the bus, bringing the bus back to the depot and doing post trip inspection.
Pros
being home when MY KIDS were home and summers, holidays off.
Cons
no income during the summer
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Favoritism, poor pay
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Stratford, CTSeptember 1, 2016
If you are not part of the 'in' crowd, zero opportunities for advancement, no overtime and the worst runs. A select few get all the OT and the best routes. Very poorly managed. Compensation is pitiful, the worst in the region.
Very high staff turnover for a reason.
Pros
You get a CDL
Cons
Poor pay, zero opportunities, rampant nepotism
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Management favors certain people
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJAugust 24, 2016
I've been waiting over a year to receive a check that was suppose to be our raise last school year. The management plays favors if you want extra work and if you're sick and need a day, you get yelled at like a 6 year old. No one answers the phone if you have a question, especially during the summer months. The office is a trailer and drivers use a porta-john. Beware....
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productive work place
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Shreveport, LAAugust 18, 2016
I enjoyed working there it was fun and my co-workers were pretty easy to get along with as well as the supervisor,It was just not enough hours .I worked only four hours a day.
Pros
driving on a daily basics
Cons
part time hours
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Demanding place to work with great co-workers to make it good.
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSAugust 1, 2016
Supervised the maintenance on two buildings and over 400 vehicles. Learned how to deal with outside vendors and management staff personalities. The most difficult part of job was to meet company guidelines with very limited resources and no help from maintenance VP or area Supervisor. Most enjoyable was the interaction with good people and being part of team at the local level.
Pros
Good co-workers.
Cons
Did not provide what was needed to meet all work requirements.
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Favoritism galore
Driver (Current Employee) –  Aurora, ILJuly 31, 2016
Local CSC has a lot of favoritism. The payroll clerk messes up all the time, but gets promoted to a job that is more involved. This clerk blames the drivers for mistakes made in booking the charters and field trips.
Drivers have "disappeared" during charter, not answering the radio and not doing their part...BUT NOTHING HAPPENS TO THEM. Certain drivers call off on a regular basis but don't lose their route. No consequences for bad employees and no rewards or acknowledgement of good employees.
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Fun and rewarding job
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  North Charleston, SCJuly 29, 2016
Great job if you like children. however the management was not that great. I loved the fact that you work split shifts so you did not have to miss work for appointments.
Pros
Children, no nights, weekends or school holidays
Cons
Unorganized managment
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An easy going job
Bus Monitor (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXJuly 26, 2016
Typical day starts early in the morning taking children from houses to their schools and then repeats in the afternoon. I have learned to work with the special needs children better and learn how to solve certain situations.
Pros
Not much is required
Cons
Difficult situations
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productive
Class B CDL bus driver (Current Employee) –  Grayslake, ILJuly 17, 2016
Amazing place to work but not many hours. Great trainers for getting cdl class b. Great management and staff and provides equal opportunity to get charters.
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fun workplace
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  York, PAJune 29, 2016
I really liked working for this place and the training and co workers were really great I loved all the kids I had they worked with my schedule only con was the part time hours
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Love the Children only
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Cordova, TNJune 28, 2016
The only great thing about this job is being able to deal with the precious children for they are awesome and the roads to our future
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Decent place to work not much money or advancement.
Diesel Technician/Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, ILJune 28, 2016
Was very decent place to work but location in southern Illinois not much money or advancement. Other locations in other states better pay.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Pay and advancement
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Great company to work for
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJune 22, 2016
A typical day at work getting a person to schools to learn is very important to me,Durham management is great,Working with different co-worker is great because are a team.The hardest part under the hood of my bus learning is hard some times.The most enjoyable of the job is my passager being safe at all times.
Pros
N/A
Cons
N/A
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over worked and no support from management
Driver (Former Employee) –  Raymond, MSJune 13, 2016
Nothing good to say about company. No they don't take care of driver or the monitors. We can't even get water. Have you riding in them broken bus with no heat or air. Go the other way
Pros
get a classB Lisence that you pay for
Cons
no benefits
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Fun
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNJune 2, 2016
getting up very early to get to work, have a 4 hour break to get a lot done before going back to work, and being home with your kids all summer and weekends.
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loved it
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Spokane, WAJune 1, 2016
Loved this place, great place to work, wouldn't mind working there again if i was back in Spokane. Very laid back, but stern.
Pros
all good
Cons
when school is out so are you. with no pay.
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Good Company to work for!
Transportation Assistant (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNMay 28, 2016
Loved seeing the children face everyday
I liked the fact the company was never short staff
I was always excited to see the children face everyday and their parents
Pros
None
Cons
None
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It's okay
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Racine, WIMay 20, 2016
Dealing with children all day.

How to have patience.

Management sucks.

Co-workers are nosy as ever and gossipy.

Nothing is hard.

Driving a 76 passenger bus.
Pros
Driving
Cons
The staff
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3.4
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