Durham School Services

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Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • The schedule is flexible for a part-time college student, retired person, or a stay at home mom with extra time to spare (in 4 reviews)

  • Great part time job, nice to have down time in the middle of the day (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low morale as other people have said, management is poor and not helpful on issues with the distance I was driving each day (in 4 reviews)

  • low morale poor management low pay no benefits (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Wonderful family oriented company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Durham School Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family oriented and community involved.

    Cons

    I have no cons at the moment.

  2. Bus driver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Durham School Services

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Part time paid employment opportunity

    Cons

    management understaffed and thus reactive instead of proactive.

  3. It is what you make of it.

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Durham School Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to manage without corporate hanging over the top of you all the time. They truly care about your well being. They are willing to do what it takes to support their locations. Possibility for advancement as long as you are willing to relocate or wait your turn.

    Cons

    Some of the reports they request makes you feel like you are in Office Space and forgot to put the cover letter on your TPS report. High rate of turnover in our corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve your willingness to cut dead weight and put the right people in place to take care of all your locations not just their favorites.

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  5. Operations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Durham School Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Field locations and co-workers were great

    Cons

    No career paths, areas to grow and progress to

    Advice to Management

    Create career paths

  6. Bus Driver

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Durham School Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, good free training and paid training hours

    Cons

    Few hours to work (part time job) good for retired people

  7. Comfortable but looking

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Durham School Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very laid back schedule
    Nice co-workers
    Off on school holidays sand summer

    Cons

    Pay is DEFINITELY not ideal

    Advice to Management

    Starting pay should be increased to at least 15.00/hr. This is a safety sensitive service transporting minors. Driver morale will greatly increase if drivers are secure with the knowledge that they can support themselves because they have adequate pay.

  8. A job only unfair

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    Former Employee - Driver in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Durham School Services

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Other drivers and the kids

    Cons

    Bus not up to par no a/c in summer time unless you are a favorite things are done behind your back instead of to your face just unfair practices.

    Advice to Management

    Merit not your friends, learn respect of employees if you move up depends if they like you,only hire as part time but you can have full time hours

  9. Helpful (1)

    General review

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Burleson, TX
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Burleson, TX

    I worked at Durham School Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of extra trips you were able to take to make extras money besides having regular school route

    Cons

    Too many different department heads in too small an office. They would get aggravated then give drivers the run around telling them go to someone else saying not my area not my job even if it was only a small question they could have answered in just minutes

    Advice to Management

    Try having the people in the office work more than just one department by having a few different areas other than only the one

  10. Free CDL training, great starting rate

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Madison, CT
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Madison, CT

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Clean facility and break room
    Great starting rates
    Management back you up in dealing with problem students

    Cons

    Medical benefits not great for drivers. Vision and dental are great though

  11. Driver for two years

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

    I worked at Durham School Services part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly and considerate. Have more time with your kids

    Cons

    Older or run down busses. Only allowed to use a.c. on field trips not on regular routes if you're lucky to have one at all. Heaters don't always work

    Advice to Management

    None

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