School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 March 2018
I only worked here for two months because I was offered better pay somewhere else. I told them I wanted to stay if they could match the new offer but upper management refused. All the managers who were there have since left (one under scandalous circumstances, if it's true).....I believe they got the contract (in September 2016) because they undercut First Student (which was unionized); therefore providing the same job at less pay for anyone willing to work (and a lot of people weren't, as all of Toronto discovered that September.)
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 5 February 2018
This company seems very unorganized and unprofessional both in there dress code & communication. Staff seem abrupt on the phone. Seems like there is too much discussion about others that should be kept private. Safety & accessibility don't seem to be a priority.
Professional Driver (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 1 December 2017
Before I start I have to say I love working at sharp bus lines the job is like no other. It will fill you with pride it will make you feel important it was and for the next few months will be the single most rewarding work experience this life has shown me. Sharp gave me a start and a hope and management is awesome to work with. Unfortunately as a young father it’s financially unviable this position is perfect for those who aren’t in it for money alone (retired with pension etc). If the pay was a living wage there is no way I would consider leaving.
I love to drive with is have been doing for 47 years and currently hold a B Z license
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – London, ON – 19 November 2017
A typical day is driving school children to and form school safely.Many drivers on the road do not follow safe driving nor defensive driving. Management is supportive and it is a good place to work. I am a Professional Driver and talk it very seriously. The hardest part of my job is controlling the children and having them follow School Bus Rules. The most enjoyable part of my job is a happy and safe day.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Ingersoll, ON – 10 October 2017
I drove school bus. I learned I could drive such a huge vehicle. I loved my manager he was great and flexible to work around your home life. It was almost like a family type of environment. Oher drivers not respecting the rules of the road. Loved dealing with kids and loved I was home every night
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Simcoe, ON – 21 September 2017
I, m doing this job because of time flexibility and most importantly, I like driving. I learned patience And be calm. The hardest part of the job is to control kindergarten students. To spend time with kids is the most enjoyable part of work. Staff is very cooperative and helpful.
At Sharp, we maintain the provincial standards for allowable & maximum hours of work per the Employment Standards Act of Ontario, and any overtime that is worked is properly compensated. However, there can be long days, as with any industry or company.
We aim to create an open and welcoming employment environment where employees are empowered to speak to management if they feel under compensated or have other suggestions.
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Dont work at Sharp
Driver (Former Employee) – Kitcheber – 27 August 2017
This company is miss managed. They dont care about the driver and pay them crumbs! Low wages, no benefits and the driver is constantly lied to by management. They dont back up the driver .
Great job if you like being a part of your community
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 22 July 2017
It's an Overall great company to work for, however, the nature of the part time split shift leaves little to no time for additional employment, and with summers off and zero benefits. Wages are based on mileage of route, not hours driving, therefore making it actually less than minimum, wages which I think is an outrage!! We are not paid our worth. Only reason I stay is because I enjoy driving the bus and the kids.
Some awesome field trips
Low wages, no benefits, little or no summer employment.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 20 July 2017
Because it is seasonal and you only work 5-6 hours per day split between morning and afternoon, the job does not pay more than $300/week. Also, because of the hours worked you really cannot have a second job to make up the difference.
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 20 May 2017
Wasnt a bad place to work i was a salary position no overtime but if you needed a dayoffyou didnt get nailed was steady work i work in the garage upper mangers seemed pretty honestish some times they would bend the the story in thier favor but mangers would have thier fav employes just go to work mind your own business and work
Yard Person/Office Help (Former Employee) – Orillia, ON – 17 May 2017
Days here were very relaxed and allowed me to get done the things I needed to in a timely manner without added stress. It was easy to learn the tasks I was asked to complete and I was provided with any help I needed.
Some Sharp school Drivers can't speak english. How did they get their drivers licence.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 1 May 2017
Besides Sharp School Bus Company is a company that has no ethics to their drivers. While I was driving for Sharp, Quite often over the Radio one driver had to translate from a foreign language to English. These drivers are driving a school bus. The question is how did they get their B licence when they can't speak English. I am sure if these so called drivers where sent to the Department of Transportation and take their written test. They would fail and not be licensed. but they are so desperate for drivers that they test everyone them selves and pass every driver even if they can't speak english. I find that strange. However Sharp School Bus Company is a very, very strange company and a terrible company to work for.
They will put anyone behind the week as long he is 21 years old.