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Durham School Services Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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Pros
  • "Summers off, part time work, major medical offered" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Working with children and developing a new career if they let you, if not go to another company like I did" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Part time job is a full time job with" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Low pay, noncaring management,relies too much on electronic reports that do not download properly" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Job"

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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

    Pros

    Great to work for
    Very cooperative

    Cons

    Need more help with disadvantaged children


  2. "SchoolBus Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Co-Workers. Field trips are nice if you kiss the right person for a schedule.

    Cons

    Too much politics in and out of dispatch and front office. Part time job is a full time job with part time pay.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the complaints of drivers and monitors. Very unhappy people with some people in dispatch.

  3. "Great place to work 😀"

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    Current Employee - Driver in White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Driver in White Marsh, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are great and you don't have nobody all on your back unlike working at a warehouse. The kids are great and I can see the impact on the kids I have being a positive role model. Plus you can get stuff done in the middle of the day like shopping/doctor appointments and etc. All around great place to work 💪💯 and shout to the mechanic's they're awesome too 🔧🔨

    Cons

    No con's just the training isn't paid but getting the Cdl is worth it


  4. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Sutton, MA
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Sutton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Durham School Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a school bus driver and I loved working with the kids

    Cons

    Driving in the winter weather

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your driver


  5. "Awesome"

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

    I worked at Durham School Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everything was absolutely wonderful everything

    Cons

    There are no cons at all


  6. "School bus driver"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver
    Current Employee - Bus Driver
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attention to safety is top-notch! The hourly pay is decent for the job, but it is limited to the school year and has low weekly hours. It's the perfect job if you have children within the district you are driving for.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance from driver position, there aren't many positions that a driver with no other skills or education can move on to within the CSC they are working in. Cameras are on buses to "observe children" but it becomes very clear they are keeping an eye on the driver. It is an uneasy feeling, knowing that management can take action against you for what they may perceive as wrong.


  7. "Ok"

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

    I have been working at Durham School Services part-time

    Pros

    Working with children. Split shift, can get things done during the day/week.

    Cons

    Equipment was old. Very rushed.

  8. "School Bus Driver (part-time)"

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Oxnard, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired (the Company is always short of school bus drivers); Paid training is provided (Class B commercial driver’s license); great comrade amongst drivers; monthly social functions; flexibility; and good wages (starting wage is $18 per hour) with guaranteed minimum hours.

    Cons

    Shortage of school bus drivers; condition of buses (old/ high mileage & exteriors not washed); high turn-over of school bus drivers; poor health benefits; no consistency amongst supervisor's guidance and expectations; split shifts; and chaotic corporate management.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, take care of the school buses and drivers, and seek out/hire


  9. "Fleet"

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    Former Employee - Fleet Maintenance Supervisor
    Former Employee - Fleet Maintenance Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working fleet technicians who's goal is to ensure the buses are safe and realiable for daily use.

    Cons

    Shortage of staff put additional workload on those already trying to keep up. Senior management biggest concern is meeting the numbers not allowing mechanic's to focus on quality. Average 55+ hours P/W for supervisory position

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those out in the field, remember your background as a mechanic and how you were upset by management not listening to you.


  10. "poor company"

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    always work available not much elsw

    Cons

    buses in rough shape, constantly breaking down