Driver (Current Employee) – San Bernardino – June 8, 2015
The reward of seeing a child smile, and hearing all the kids sing their favorite song at the moment, while picking them up from home and school. I learned you need to be very patient especially with specialmore... needs and how to manage a situation when the student is having a bad day. Always be positive, and have a smile on your face no matter what you are going through, don't want a child to see you unhappy it would throw off their happy vibe and you might make them feel worse if they are not having a good day. My co-workers are very down to earth, and I enjoy how professional my job is, and always trying to do fundraisers and help people that are in need. less
School Bus Attendant (Current Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – June 4, 2015
Needs more communication with everyone the other part is that they need to work as a team when drivers need help dispatch should not put off the drivers when they need helps something but overall great company.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – San Bernardino, Ca – April 24, 2015
Being an employee at Durham has been a fun experience. I enjoy working with many different types of personalities and learned a lot from encountering children who all came from different backgrounds. Thismore... job taught me to be more patient and understanding. It taught me how to handle many uncomfortable situations, and to do it with a good, positive attitude. The most enjoyable part of this job to me was being able to make my students look forward for the ride to school, which can be the worst part of the day for some of them. I also benefited when i was able to help a student through something they were struggling with, sometimes just being there to listen to what they had to say is very appreciated by them. The hardest part of the job was having parents who were unhappy with something that may have happened on the bus or at school when it was completely out of my control.I just do the best i can to deal with whatever they may need with the best attitude i can have and staying professional no matter how frustrating the situation may be. For the most part, I enjoyed the majority of the people i worked with. There will always be someone the workplace that you may not agree with however, keeping a professional demeanor is important. Management was great at Durham. They showed appreciation of their employees and gave praise when and where it was needed. Overall, working here was a very positive experience for me. less
Aid / monitor (Former Employee) – Milton, FL – March 10, 2015
I was a long term employee with Durham. I loved working there and with the children and parents. I was able to do what I loved and take care of my family. I was able to do a morning run and an afternoon run and have time to do stuff between.
I love working with the special needs kids and I love being out driving a bus as well.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Dundee, IL – October 9, 2014
It is a challenging and fun place to work. It is fun and exciting to be outside driving around and dealing with the weather, traffic and students on a daily basis. I especially enjoy working with the specialmore... needs students since my son is special needs also.
Most co-workers are great and I enjoy working as a team with my aide. The hardest part of the job is the bickering and complaining by some employees but try to avoid it. less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – May 22, 2013
I have learned so much while working at A & E Transport / Durham School Services. I have enhanced my skills on a daily basis and have learned how to multi task and be ready for whatever comes my way. Co-workersmore... have seen that I can accomplish much and know they can ask me for assitance to get any task completed. I am always willing to go above the expectations to complete a job well. My favorite part of working at Durham is the occassional break from the office to transport the kids to/from school. less
Overall, it is okay for a retiree and/or part-timer
School bus driver (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, Fl – February 28, 2013
I am back-up driver for routes that not covered to to driver absence. The toughest part of the job is that it is a safety sensitive job that requires good management skills with all grade school aged children and as well capable of navigating through a tough roadway environment. Coworker relations are great and I am well known and respected by both drivers and upper management.
well known and respected, healthy coworker environment
no advancement opportunity, too much off time (summer, holidays, ect)