Pros: i was completely into it and ready to do a great job
Cons: these mentors are not state-examined or government-certified, pam is picking their own mentors, to have enough for all their new recruits.
The mentoring program, I experienced, was just a team-driving with another person (called mentor) to pick up and deliver loads for PAM. I could now say "Making lots of money with mainly using student drivers". When I drove, my mentor was sleeping, because he had to be ready for driving in his own shift. Just on the very first day he kept being with me observing me driving and if I could "keep the vehicle on the road". I was then driving every day for many hours over the highways, did hardly practice any downshifting or other things, I wanted to learn. And when we came to a Customer he said, that he would have to back-up to the loading dock. He even didn't try to find out, if I could do it. But he was still responsible for my training. And so I missed out on some very basic details of driving and finally failed on my road test After that I got dismissed as not being qualified. I was driving lots of miles very successfully for PAM during my time, but became a bit nervous at my road test and failed. Two weeks later I received already a bill for 6000 $, which I'd have to pay to PAM's driving school. Reason: I did not "fulfill" my First-Year contract.
What I'm not practicing, one actually cannot really test me on.
Now it's very hard for me to get hired as a driver, because I do not have enough "driving-time experience" and I'm also still sitting on my failed road test. Just horrible to live with !
But as I'm writing this review, these conditions could have dramatically changed with PAM, and it is now a better place to train and work with. You just have to find out !!!