Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – January 20, 2016
I love driving but this job isn't for me ! This job is only if you have kids and aren't able to take your kids to school. They get you by saying they starting pay is $13.05/hr; which is good until you actually start working. You do not get over 30hrs, 27.5 at the most. So you might as well go work at Wal-Mart making $9.00 it end up being the same if you ask me. The managers have their picks at the job, you will only see a check if you get field trips, but working here if your not all in the manager face sucking up you will NOT see an field trip your whole time working. I don't like the Christmas or summer breaks you can file for unemployment(which isn't much or like me find an second job), no one wants to work 2 jobs just to keep up on bills. The list goes on !
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, IN – December 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.
helps build social skills, routine is pretty easy, communicative
driver (Current Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA – November 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.
the opportunity to have some field trips and have new experices
really expensive health coverage and long periods of anpaid time off
school bus driver (Current Employee) – Grayslake, IL – November 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.
Driving a bus, meeting new children and parents, bring your child on most routes
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
A laid back job or you could make a career out of it
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Carrollton, TX – October 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.
met some cool people, in between time, field trips
benefits could have been better, favoritism, bad attitudes
Operation Supervisor (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – October 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.
Maintenance Manager (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – October 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.