Durham School Services

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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
44 Reviews

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  1.  

    Management does what he wants

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Harrisburg, PA

    Pros

    Good equipment . Friendly follow drivers.

    Cons

    Manager tries to change contract company has with the drivers' association without proper procedure . Does the home office even know whats going on at its CSCs .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't change rules just to suite you . There are proper ways of doing it .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    professional licensed worker

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    Current Employee - Professional Professional Okay  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Professional Professional Okay in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    everyone believes its an ok place to work.

    Cons

    I think it is an okay place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ok

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Job for seasonal work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Phila, PA

    Pros

    Good job for seasonal wok, good hours, and pay.The upper management treated you well. and the CDL training was a very good for future driving possibilities.

    Cons

    Co-workers were not very supportive and did not take the job seriously. Too much controversy and no team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct better interviewing process, have regular meetings to discuss job issues and give more training on how to handle difficult situations that my arise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great, learn a lot they have a lot of routes

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Great , for training you can learn a lot and develop customer service skills and trip planning skills

    Cons

    Good Routes some of them are too long and some of the Attendant don't practice team work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote hiring within and back up your drivers more

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Would be nice if upper management could step up

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver

    Pros

    Enjoy most of the people I work with, flexible hours, opportunity to gain extra hours, vacation time

    Cons

    While most of us care about our jobs and what we represent there are a small few that don't, and ruin it for others. The amount of money we receive hourly for the responsibilities of our job is not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What to do.... 1. Breaking company policy again and again. 2. Continues to put employes, the public, especially the children, at risk due to numerous safety violations. 3. Behavior and conduct that is offensive and unprofessional. 4. Destroys company property out of anger. 5. Wears clothing that best suits street walkers. 6. Cell phone use while on the bus at any given time. 7. Negative about the company which carries onto new or potential employees. 8. Complaints filed against an employee from parents, public and school. This is a small list of what many of the employees are concerned with and we believe it's time to step up and do something about this.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dispatcher

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher  in  Holyoke, MA
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Holyoke, MA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Office environment small ratio
    Great pay
    Obtain CDL licensing through company

    Cons

    Union workers are rude your every move
    Poor management from the head manager
    Disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action and do your roll
    I left the company when I saw the lack of management and pooor work ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Safety Should Always Come First

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver  in  Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Framingham, MA

    Pros

    P/T hrs, split shifts, consistent support from town's Director of Transportation, high hourly rate, current training literature/media

    Cons

    Inconsistency following safety regulations, company charged with labor violations against current employees, company discourages union supporters, no union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees work hard each day transporting children safely and staying accident free in all types of challenging situations. Please consider acknowledging them with more than an occasional lapel pin at the end of the year pot luck picnic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bus drivers are paid well

    Cons

    no cons to desctibe great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    rewarding in so many ways, but stressful in other ways

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver  in  Grandview, MO
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Grandview, MO

    Pros

    interaction with lots of people. you get to wear a lot of hats where this job is concerned!

    Cons

    On the administrative side you get tired of your pay not being right among other things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    worry more about your employees than your money

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoy the outdoors and the company of youth while getting paid

    Former Employee - School Bus Driver  in  McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in McKinney, TX

    Pros

    I can take my children to work and have the holidays off with them! Schedules are very flexible. Work outdoors.

    Cons

    The buses didn't have ac.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An incentive for the employees to get and be healthy would benefit the company's morale and turnover.

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