Durham School Services

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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated August 16, 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
  • Low pay, boss is never available, fires good hard working people, listens to lies, play favorites (in 4 reviews)

  • Manager tries to change contract company has with the drivers' association without proper procedure (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Best part time work; split shift allows flexability

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like the; family environment leaders that care about us health insurance 401K National Express Giving Foundation can help you pay for school advancement / lateral moves across the US training available If you're retired or a mom looking to earn extra money and have the same days off as your kids then you've got to get in here!

    Cons

    I wish I could change; more hours or living wage if this is your only job (defined by the district not Durham) This particular contract has a disorganized union. keeps hard workers from advancing and less than hard working in place

    Advice to Management

    Change takes time so stay the course and things will be great! Monthly 'get together events,' such as B.Y.O. Picnic lunch in the park, running group, fitness between runs, Heavener paddle at Hines Park, weekly spirit days, etc.


  2. Honestly not the most appreciatory job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Grayslake, IL
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Grayslake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of free time usually, some schools allow you to bring your own kids

    Cons

    Management and corporate mostly have no idea what's going on. And no matter how long you've worked there nowadays you will make the same amount as someone who starts tomorrow.

    Advice to Management

    You need to gets things right there


  3. Durham School Services

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love driving. My first transportation job.

    Cons

    Average - below average pay. Disorderly.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, any problems with my bus, hours , school route , etc was handled promptly and to my satisfaction. Whenever I was in need of extra hours, it was made available. Good people to work with, a family atmosphere if you will.

    Cons

    Not everyone is well versed in the social skills , and common sense department. But in today's society....who is.

    Advice to Management

    Less, mandatory "safety meetings" for the drivers who show they can do the job well on a consistent basis. And more for the drivers who obviously are in need for a refresher course.


  6. Bus Driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Durham School Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Split Shift Great position if you love working with kids Pay is low but they seem to be working on that Most managers are willing to work with you and listen to concerns

    Cons

    They are highly disorganized but they seem to be working on getting things ironed out Poor equipment High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Organization is the key to any successful company.


  7. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Durham School Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compay to work for I have enjoyed the time i have work here

    Cons

    I really have no cons about this company at this time


  8. Helpful (2)

    looking to better my skills.

    Current Employee - Driver Trainer, 19a Certified in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Driver Trainer, 19a Certified in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time

    Pros

    Although a part time job I worked over 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    Business moving out of Rochester.


  9. Bus Driver

    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in East Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Work around your schedule alot

    Cons

    Not enough hours for living


  10. Bus driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Like driving special needs students

    Cons

    Weather benefits promote more pay

    Advice to Management

    Be tune with employees


  11. Rather not

    Former Employee - Operations/Safety Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Operations/Safety Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    None, not a lot....maybe helping the children.

    Cons

    More, HR, a lot more than pros...

    Advice to Management

    Don't surround yourself with yes people all the time.....that is how companies fail.



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