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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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Pros
  • Pay is great for a student working part time (in 17 reviews)

  • Gives the ability to bring kids to work with a decent hourly wage (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Durham is the lowest paid company in the city and has no room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Will always be part-time no matter how many hours you work (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Where I work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Pace, FL
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Pace, FL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love driving the kids on the bus

    Cons

    the pay could be better


  2. "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.

  3. "On boarding Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Durham School Services full-time

    Pros

    Great Job who recognize it's employees

    Cons

    Great work /home job balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing an awesome job


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Durham School Services"

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    Current Employee - Bus Monitor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Bus Monitor in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part time work, that's all I have to say!

    Cons

    They are so unorganized, bad attitudes, benefits are not all that, NO short term disability....all around just a stepping stone. Not a job to retire from. And they want you to take so much for small pay.

    Advice to Management

    Y'all need to start over from the top to the bottom. And revamp your benefits. Add short term disability. And provide training for your monitors for all situations. Especially if you have to hold down and protect yourself from 16 to 22 year old students with behavior disabilities. I have ALOT of advice! This list can go on and on.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Go somewhere else"

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    Former Employee - Driver Trainee in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Driver Trainee in Grass Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with children and developing a new career if they let you, if not go to another company like I did.

    Cons

    The trainers are inadequate. They are a bunch of old hags who have no patience for new drivers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and less back stabbing.


  6. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Bus Aide
    Current Employee - Bus Aide
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Help disable kids and adults

    Cons

    This job never closes down


  7. "best company ever"

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interaction with the students and staff

    Cons

    didn't have any problems when I was there

    Advice to Management

    no advice

  8. "Lots of work"

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always busy late hours some overtime

    Cons

    Dispatchers are not helpful

    Advice to Management

    Help when need


  9. "Disorganized chaos"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Justin, TX
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Justin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you love kids, you will enjoy that portion of the job.

    Cons

    Split shift, terrible maintenance, disorganized and poor management and very poor maintenance for the buses.

    Advice to Management

    You need qualified individuals to run the locations. Quit making your office staff run routes because they burn out and get confused in the job they are trying to do! If the office is hateful it comes out towards the drivers and then the drivers
    quit. That is why there is a perpetual shortage of drivers at the Justin location! Repair the buses and quit putting a bandaid on a bullet hole.


  10. "They like to waste time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Durham School Services part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment if you're not in management

    Cons

    Very unorganized management.
     Not having enough trainers to train new bus drivers appropriately.
    Trainers are not professional (talk to others while a new driver is driving, yelling at new drivers, not informing new drivers of all necessary rules/laws before taking them out and letting them drive the school bus on the road.)
     You are required to be there working on training, but do not get paid unless you are with a trainer, which may or may not be able to happen on any given day since they do not have enough drivers or trainers. This means you will likely be at the Durham building for 6-8 hrs a day, and only get paid for 2 hrs. You are told training will be 2-4 weeks, paid 8 hr days. In all reality, training can last well over 2 months and you wont get your first pay check "until you get your employee number" which can take up to 9 weeks. If you have time to waste and don't need to make money to pay bills, this is the place for you!


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