Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 9 February 2018
You start very early in the day, doing a split shift, and only get paid for the route that you drive from a start point to an end point. All the work, driving, checks and other work related things needed for the job are done on your own time and not paid for. Great job for retirees that like to do volunteer work as well.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 5 December 2017
Pay and Hours are the main concerns as there are not enough hours to work, pay is insufficient especially for new and spare drivers. There are hardly to no benefits. There are very many cutbacks and management is not very good as there aren't enough hours for the few office staff to sufficiently organize bus routing leaving many drivers confused as to proper stops and many safety issues arise from this.
But driving for Stock has many benefits personally as well, such as being able to meet many children, learning many new routes and schools, as well as drivers being there for each other as a whole. Learning to drive a school bus is included upon acceptance of resume and paid for by Stock. Also, after a couple of years, the opportunity to join the union comes up which gives the benefit of added hours such as first choice of field trips and shuttling. There are also positions of office work and or cleaning to fill in the hours if you so choose.
One added benefit is that you are able to park the bus at home which makes it easy to get up in the morning to pretrip and start your run from there.
Previous Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Quebec – 17 November 2017
Before you get hired you have to "bid" on driving jobs so if you want a job you better be okay with living off of $200.00 a week. What kind of quality work are you going to get when your Bus Driver is making the same as your paper boy?
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 17 October 2017
Great for stay at home parent looking for med time job. Can bring your kids with you! Split shift gives you time to do things in between runs. Unfortunate that pay is low for what I consider a huge amount of responsibility. I enjoyed my time there very much and felt valued. I wish I could make much more money. I'd still be there if I could make full time $$.
Valued, doesn't take up your whole day. Don't need daycare.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 30 August 2017
I would recommend it for single moms who want to make some money while still having time for their children. I enjoyed driving my students to and from school, we had great interaction. I learned more about autism and had a chance to put smiles on their faces.
A good job for a parent with young children who wants to earn a bit.
School bus driver (Former Employee) – Toronto – 17 August 2017
I needed to become a more confident driver in Toronto as I was from New Brunswick and was not used to the huge traffic routes. I enjoyed working with Stock. I liked the bus drivers I came in contact with- usually drivers associated with other drivers for the same school. I do not recall meeting any management. But the company was, in my opinion, well run. The pay was extremely poor and the job involved split shifts. I needed more money and had to look elsewhere. The kids were great.
If a driver had children under school age, they could come with the driver- a person could earn money and not have to pay child care
Bus Operator (Former Employee) – Acheson, AB – 20 July 2017
Good company to drive a bus for. Stressful driving a school bus but company is a good company. Pay is standard for the job. Only work on school days, summer off, Christmas(2 weeks) off and one week for Spring Break off.
Customer service (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 17 July 2017
I Like my job I think it's great. The people I work with are wonderful. everyone works as a team and it's great. Communication is key in the office and everyone tries to help one another if and wen they can. The managers are great very understanding and keeps everything in order. Over all a good experience,
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 26 June 2017
Stock provides any training you need. They have friendly and helpful staff. Start pay is $13.65, no benefits You become a part of the union when you get a route from the route bid. As a non union driver your route can change from day to day.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Sunderland, ON – 26 June 2017
The people are (mostly) great, no complaints there. As a stay-at home-mom, it gave me a bit of an income without being tied down full-time. The pay is barely above minimum wage. Given that drivers are responsible for maintaining and operating a vehicle while managing students, I think it should pay more, but this seems to be the way it is in the industry, with school board awarding contracts to the lowest bidder. A race to the bottom which is not entirely the fault of the company. The office staff in Sunderland were excellent and most of the other drivers are also great.