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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "Summers off, part time work, major medical offered" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Working with children and developing a new career if they let you, if not go to another company like I did" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "They have unrealistic expectations from drivers, its part time 20 hours a week" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Not enough hours, no room for advancement" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Macomb, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Guaranteed two hours pay per shift. Mechanics keep buses running great and are always ready to help. Summers and holidays off.

    Cons

    We should be getting paid more for the work and responsibility that this job is, but there are always trips available to be picked up for more hours.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime available. Once you finally get your assigned route

    Cons

    Hard to get issues resolved concerning pay, promised bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency with promises. One person says one thing, but it’s hard to see the promises being met.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Bus driver"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time at home with the kids once they get out of school.split shift time to relax

    Cons

    You can't take your kids to school .

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services full-time

    Pros

    Great to work for
    Very cooperative

    Cons

    Need more help with disadvantaged children


  5. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time

    Pros

    Schedule and pay, Impact kids

    Cons

    Behind technology wise, needs updating


  6. "Bus monitor"

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    Former Employee - Bus Monitor
    Former Employee - Bus Monitor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Durham School Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Weekends and school holidays off

    Cons

    School holidays off, no money. Gossip like it's high school. Play favorites.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional management - beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO, BCBS healthcare, 401k, 10 paid holidays, occasional paid lunches, opportunities for growth if you are a "favorite" and want to drive a bus daily (even as a manager). The hourly bus driving staff made my job a pleasure. It was rewarding to work towards the goal of school transportation efficiency. The community and client were excellent to work with. I enjoyed my encounters with executive management and corporate staff.

    Cons

    High turnover and no investigation from upper management or HR. The management at my site was extremely unprofessional: could not write an appropriate email (poor grammar, poor spelling, no tact), "early Fridays" were allowed for select managers to go to the bar while bus routes were in full operation, micromanaging and harassment were daily occurrences toward those who were not part of the select "favorites", and the list can go on. I was very embarrassed to admit that I worked at this site under the leadership of this team. The gossip and openly sharing confidential employee information was absolutely shocking. Management had no backbone to discipline areas of operation that were in dire need of improvement. Instead, efforts were focused on petty nitpicking ("you were two minutes late today!") where we needed to focus on safety issues, client concerns, and hiring staff.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate CSC 4097.

  8. "Great Part time work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Summers off, part time work, major medical offered

    Cons

    Driving during all adverse weather conditions


  9. "Good Part-Time Job"

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Durham School Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Split shift - about 4 hours between the morning route and afternoon route makes it perfect to get errands and appointments taken care of or even take a nap.
    Weekly pay and a good starting pay.
    You are on break when your kids have their break.
    The management will have your back when you need them.

    Cons

    The health insurance was not very good when I was there.
    You have to deal with the winter weather and bad drivers on the road.
    You have to deal with kids and parents.


  10. "School bus driver"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Durham School Services part-time

    Pros

    Guarantee 5 hours, the chance to do field trips for more hours. Friendly personnel.

    Cons

    Could be stressful at times dealing with unruly kids, gotta have patience. Split Part-time hours.


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