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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated April 17, 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
  • Will always be part-time no matter how many hours you work (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can come in and do your work not get hassled I bothered

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism going on

    Advice to Management

    It's there if you ask for it


  2. "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.

  3. "School bus driver"

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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.


  4. "Bus Driver"

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees is the only bright aspect of Durham. My coworkers are fun, caring, and passionate about what they do. They make coming to this dreadful place a lot easier.

    Cons

    Management is very inept and doesn't care much for the employees. Not a lot of hours; drivers only make an average of 20 hours a week.


  5. "Still trying to figure out if this is something I will stick with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time

    Pros

    Pay every week, get to draw unemployment with school system is out for a week or more, even in the summertime. Pay by the hour is good for me.. the highest I have been paid to drive. Most buses have monitors to control the kids which is a plus for me

    Cons

    Company is on a point system, which means if your out due to sickness. Sometimes you can make doctors in between 10 AM thru 12 pm. Not very realistic

    Advice to Management

    Be appreciative for what drivers you have. Dont be so strict that you make people want to find another job. Yes, there has been a bad event a couple of years ago in Chattanooga Tn but not all drivers are like the idiot who causes it. It was a driver error on his part. But dont punish the rest of us for his mistake. There's always 1 bad apple in the barrel


  6. "driver"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Lake Villa, IL
    Former Employee - Driver in Lake Villa, IL

    I worked at Durham School Services part-time

    Pros

    Can bring your kids
     take bus home

    Cons

    If you like micromanaging from not only management but from dispatch this is the place for you! They have unrealistic expectations from drivers, its part time 20 hours a week. with their pay scale, doing the math its like making 11 hour full time. For having a class b cdl and dealing with children its not worth it, maybe if the people in charge were more easy going and cared about the employees it would be different.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dispatch their attitude and authoritative personalities isn't their role, stick to their job and let management do theirs.


  7. "Revenue, Driver Retention, Safety. In that order."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time

    Pros

    Other drivers are mostly pleasant to work with. School staff is very supportive.

    Cons

    Busses are in dire need of replacing. Good ol' boy system is in place.

    Advice to Management

    Set a standard and stick to it. Not having one is no way to run a business.

  8. "Not an “employee first” focused company"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Durham School Services full-time

    Pros

    A paycheck to live
    401k match, benefits are just okay-pretty standard
    Location is decent enough for travel, close to expressways

    Cons

    Small to non existent pay increases yet upper management receives bonus pay and ridiculous salaries and recently conveyed they are struggling and had a bad year, poor management of revenue control, expenditures and lawsuit exposures, there’s a Revolving door of employees, (even top level executive positions have headed for the hills!), has an extremely low value of employees, morale is at an all time low, continually ask for cost cutting measures but never incentivize, did a resource action a few months back—letting go of about 50+ people; dumping those employees’ workload on those they kept & then didn’t increase their pay, no one can have overtime and abuse those on salary.
    They obviously have unrealistic goals and promote job burn out.
    When this company fails at the employee support level and the masses leave...who then will do the work and pick up the pieces?
    Oh wait. There are high priced contractors they don’t have any qualms bringing in!

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with reality. Focus on your existing talents to retain them!
    Come down off the high horse and remember that you were where we are, at one time or another!


  9. "School Bus Driver in training."

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and supervisors.

    Cons

    This company has a union. They(UNION) take your money, and when you call for help they don't help. Initiation fee $350.00

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff. Only one person can't get everything done.


  10. "Durham was a good company to work for. I enjoyed the people i met as well as my co-workers."

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    Former Employee - Driver in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Split shifts worked in the morning and came back in the afternoon.

    Cons

    Uptight Supervisors, who made others nervous.

    Advice to Management

    Relax


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