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Cook-Illinois Corp. Reviews

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  1. "Operation Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cook-Illinois Corp. full-time

    Pros

    very good company to work for
    friendly
    team
    support, fun

    Cons

    more drivers, closer location, far to drive,more commuacation with district


  2. "Bus Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Bus Attendant in Robbins, IL
    Former Employee - Bus Attendant in Robbins, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cook-Illinois Corp. (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can work another job in between routes.

    Cons

    The management is not fair to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees and stop finding fault with them. Bonus incentives are nice and will make employees come to work.

  3. "Learn how to keep employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cook-Illinois Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent place to work. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is crap. Don't like to pay employees and under pays for what jobs are performed on a Daily basic.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be cheap on paying your employees the hours they work to get stuff done. Need to pay the employees better for what they deserve and not under pay them. I do more besides bus driver and way under paid. About to look else where


  4. "like working with family!"

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Lockport, IL
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Lockport, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cook-Illinois Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very caring, paid training, pay raise every year. Lots of fun working here!

    Cons

    Pay isn't top nor ishealth insurance.


  5. "Employees should matter"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cook-Illinois Corp. part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with wonderful children. No nights or weekends unless a special event and you accept work. Family oriented.

    Cons

    Pay is minimal. No incentives. Seniority was never upheld.

    Advice to Management

    Professionalism should not only be in the office but on the buses as well.


  6. "good at first, then downhill from there"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cook-Illinois Corp. part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    no mandatory weekends and overtime.

    Cons

    depending on your time there, you may not get alot of hours at first, if at all....

    Advice to Management

    change branch management instead of losing contracts next time ... way to go..


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    "School Bus Transportation Co."

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in CresTownshipood, IL
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in CresTownshipood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Farily easy to get a job at this place, if you can't find work elsewhere. This is also a good job to have as a second job being that you will start out with only part time hours.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, lowest payrate in the area, low hours in this field also unless you have a lot of years in senoirity. A lot of old busses also. Your worktime is split up into working in the morning and coming back in the afternoon due to you picking up students for school and taking them back home in the eveing.

    Advice to Management

    Need to overhaul the hiring system and eliminate or at least computerize a lot of the paperwork needed in order to be a bus driver. Invest in newer vehicles so we they are not spending more time in the shops. Use smaller vehicles when picking up fewer students to save on gas cost. It soesn't make much sense to pick up five kids in a twenty five foot bus, when a small commercial van can achieve the smae results getting 20 miles per gallon.