Durham School Services
2.3 of 5 36 reviews
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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2014

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Enjoy the outdoors and the company of youth while getting paid

School Bus Driver (Former Employee)
McKinney, TX

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

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

ConsThe buses didn't have ac.

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

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Not Valued as an Asset to the company--Told "I can hire ten more of you next week."

School Bus Driver (Current Employee)
Spokane, WA

I have been working at Durham School Services part-time for more than 8 years

ProsFlexible hours. Some kids are great. School staff seem supportive of Drivers. Good Maintenace program.

ConsShitty attitude, can't keep employees(high turnover), The company is more responsive to the school district than to their own employees, you get no backing from the district or the company with discipline problems. Company is slow to respond to calls for assistance. We always get told"Employ your student management techniques."

Advice to Senior ManagementYou've almost burnt through your pool of employees. You can't keep importing drivers from other locations. Either back your employees or be prepared to drive the buses yourselves. When I take a sick day, I'm probably sick. Don't try to call me and guilt me into coming in the afternoon. Oh, AND TELL EMPLOYEES HOW TO GET PAID FOR SICK DAYS, YOU CHEAP PENNY PINCHING MORONS.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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THE MOST REWARDING JOB

Bus Monitor (Former Employee)
Rockwall, TX

I worked at Durham School Services full-time for more than a year

ProsIt was local close to home.And rewarding to work with handicap children.

ConsI don't have any.I enloyed working with everyone

Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more involved in how well the employee job is going.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Easy job

Bus Driver (Current Employee)
Algonquin, IL

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

ProsCan be an easy and fun job. Not a lot of stress with the exception of rambunctious kids sometimes..

ConsHard to get 40 hours. Don't get paid when school has teacher institute days.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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School Bus Driver (Current Employee)
Beloit, WI

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

ProsI like working with the kids.

ConsThe pays is nothing compare to what you have to do and if the school district wants you fired the Manage fires you... and if they know you have a brain they will get ride of you do not speak up for yourself they will find stupid ways to write you up which is one time then they fire you!!! Seen it done with only females the males do not get written up.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you plan on having a Manager that has issues with the female drivers pay attention to your employees who try to let you know what is going on instead of saying it was probably the person who is making the reports fault... well look out WI laws gives me the right to sue and been in HR so a lawsuit is on its way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fairly good company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Durham School Services full-time

ProsGood reputation within the industry.

ConsToo many management levels, not enough help in the field.

Advice to Senior Managementput more money in the field the assist the folks that provide the service to the clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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some good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Keller, TX

I have been working at Durham School Services for more than 5 years

Prosgood people to work with

Consnot having a pay raises

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A very hands on experience and challenging but good.

School Bus Driver (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Durham School Services full-time for less than a year

ProsOut in the field most of the time.

ConsThe job i did the pay and benefits was not good.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey put to much pressure on the drivers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Love the CSC I work for. Don't think too highly of corporate.

School Bus Driver (Current Employee)

I have been working at Durham School Services part-time for more than a year

ProsGood training program; Some paid holidays;

ConsVery strict attendance policy; Children must be 2 years old to participate in child ride-along; Old buses (in certain locations); Asked to operate unsafe vehicles at times; Corporate is constantly instituting new policies that don't necessarily help the company; Sign on bonus is hard to get; Benefits are not great; No room for advancement; Children can only ride bus with parent if they are in the district; High turn over.

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to the drivers, monitors, and mechanics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Tired of lack of proper training

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Durham School Services

Prosnewer buses , good pay , paid holidays

Consmanagement does not practice what it preaches . New drivers are rushed through training when they should take time doing it right

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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