Bus Monitor (Former Employee) – Canandaigua, NY – May 25, 2017
Starting pay is not very competitive. Monitors and drivers elsewhere start out making more money. The insurance given is very hard to utilize. The only thing I really enjoyed about the job was working with the kids.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – May 17, 2017
Driving school buses was a bit different for me but by the time I reached my 6th month I noticed that I built so many different relationships with students, parents, and school officials. I wish I never left I regret every moment of it.
Driver/Monitor (Former Employee) – Minetto, NY – May 17, 2017
The general manager was over her head. They neglected to inform me that I had to be there almost 2 years before I got ANY benefits and the training was NONEXISTENT! I was also never informed that I had to watch 240 hours of videos BEFORE I could touch a bus, prior to my being hired! Plus I id not find that little ditty out until approx. 4 weeks of employment and constantly being refused to be trained!
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Stratford, CT – May 16, 2017
This is a great job if you want to supplement your normal job and/or you have a pension. The company teaches you how to drive a school bus and they will work with you to obtain your CDL school bus/passenger endorsement. However , the catch is you do this free of pay for an average of about 13 weeks. The pay off is you do get a CDL license that's worth its weight in gold. The job is fairly easy and the pay for the hours you work is very fair. You MUST have patience with the young children you drive and realize that they are kids. You must also be aware that you are working in an environment of lower educated people. The kind who think work is General Hospital or Peyton Place. As long as you mind your own business and do your job , you should be ok. The job is rewarding because you've helped bring children home safely to their family and you may even get a thank you or two from the kids you drive home.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Iowa City, IA – May 16, 2017
I loved working for Durham. It is a very family oriented place and environment. The managers are caring and takes care of their employees by being very understanding and helping in anyway they can to help you succeed.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – May 13, 2017
Driving school buses are fun, but you need a lot of patience to deal with all the students. You never know what mix you will get. Pay is the lowest of any school bus drivers in the area. You do get weekends and holidays off, which is a plus.