Durham School Services

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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
68 Reviews
3.2
68 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.  

    Comfortable but looking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay is DEFINITELY not ideal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A job only unfair

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Durham School Services

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    General review

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Free CDL training, great starting rate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Driver for two years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Not the best place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    Could get extra hours by driving field trips

    Cons

    Very low pay which brought very sloppy employees.
    Would NOT pay overtime and make you cancel other shuttle trips to do overnight trips
    The trainers behind the wheel trainers were clueless to what they were doing.
    Extremely understaffed!!!
    Upper management is more concerned with stuffing their deep pockets than their employees NO BENEFITS such as PTO, INSURANCE ETC.
    No room for advancement not career oriented at all.
    Pay is NOT competitive to cities of comparable size or even smaller cities pay their drivers more than Durham does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more than $10.50/hr and you will get better drivers and NOT be understaffed
    Pay attention to what your FIELD/LINE employees/drivers are doing if you have a lot leaving its obvious something is wrong (ahem LOW PAY).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Unorganized and unmotivating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Safety frist,and you can advance in the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Great for a Retiree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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