Durham School Services

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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
65 Reviews
3.2
65 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Unorganized and unmotivating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Durham School Services

    Pros

    Flexible hours, available shifts, work-life balance good.

    Cons

    Management unorganized, employees aren't treated very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Safety frist,and you can advance in the company.

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

    I have been working at Durham School Services

    Pros

    They flexible schedule,and weekly pay

    Cons

    That want you to advance in there company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work you working on your company mistakes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Everything is great but it's not enough income to pay the bills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Monitor in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Bus Monitor in Stratford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great people, commute is right around the corner for me.

    Cons

    If it snows there is a delay or no work for the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great for a Retiree

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Justin, TX
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Justin, TX

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

    Pros

    I enjoy going to work everyday! Management and trainers are very friendly and people oriented. The busses are mostly in good condition and maintained regularly. The route that I drive is a little tight but doable when you learn the ins and outs. Since I am a retiree, I don't need benefits, so I can't comment on that aspect, but the pay is very competitive and there are plenty of opportunities to drive field trips if you so desire. The dispatchers are great, very patient, and helpful.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Co workers are very professional, friendly, and helpful. Of course there are a few drivers who spend more time driving everyone else's bus (on the radio) than they do driving their own, but you get those in any job. ��

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its not Durham School Services/ Durham Service Company

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    Former Employee - HVAC Sales Manager in Owens Cross Roads, AL
    Former Employee - HVAC Sales Manager in Owens Cross Roads, AL

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the Business model and it helped company grow fast.

    Cons

    Directly affected by economy and weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management were helpful and educating during time there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    School Bus Driver

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Grayslake, IL
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Grayslake, IL

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

    Pros

    Bring children to work, good part-time pay, full CDL training and road test. At Grayslake, Illinois location, 6-week old babies can go on buses with Mom, Dad or Grandma/Grandpa. Pay is $14.70/hour, going up $14.80/hour in January 2015. I can pick my daughter up from school and bring my 2-year old along. No child care expenses.

    Cons

    It's hard work. Kids can be difficult to handle. I sort of feel that the route training is lacking, once a driver is on board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good management and co-workers with effort being made to continue to improve performance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Keller, TX
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Keller, TX

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

    Pros

    Made major changes in policies to improve performance in school district with great results. Part of that was in improved training for drivers which benefited me as I was a new hire.

    Cons

    Part time work with large breaks in time between morning, noon and afternoon routes. Makes commuting multiple times a day expensive unless you stay at work with no pay. They offered health benefits but with part-time work not really affordable unless that is what you're after.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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