Was a great place to work until they brought in new management
Driver (Current Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – April 17, 2018
The current management treats the employees like children. Everyday there is a new rule or a change to a rule. The dispatch office comes up with new rules and regulations, yet you ask someone to clarify and you get a completely different answer. There is also a lot of attitude from one particular person on the radio. Not to mention field trips are not awarded fairly, if you are a favorite person you will get a lot of field trips if you are not you will get a few here and there. If there is question on a new rule, the answer is always it is federal law or it is corporate policy yet other branches do not follow. If the current management changes it could be a better place to work, but would not recommend it at this time.
Working with kids.
Short hours, snow days no pay, no pto days, health care not great.
Driver to management (Former Employee) – Washington State – April 13, 2018
After working for 3 different bus companies in over 25 years look out for Durham. Company was sold over 10 years ago and it's gone down hill. It's a big corporation now and they take short cuts when it comes to caring for their employees. Benefits are NOT good. No intensives after any hire on bonus. They are a contractor so don't get same benefits as working directly for a school district. You are not a public employee so no state perks. They are safe and evaluate their drivers 3 times a year. You will probably get a route sooner than at a school district but beware. Some great employees work here but, there are great employees everywhere in the school bus industry.
possible extra work over summer and field trips or take off time, safety is important
lower pay, bad benefits, hours not guaranteed, new management
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Andover, KS – April 12, 2018
Semi-retired and working part time. Great for me. Must always keep in mind that you are transporting very precious cargo. To students you are the first person they see in the morning and the last person they see before they get home. A very satisfying job.
School Bus Driver (Current Employee) – San Carlos, CA – April 11, 2018
You have a chance to actually spend more time with your family by being able to work a school schedule the pay though is way to low for the cost of living in the Bay Area Average rent right now is around 2500 to around 4000 a month. You will bring home around 2300 a month so you may be able to find a place to live but if you want a car or want to buy groceries you won’t be able to. It’s the honest day to day struggle living in the Bay Area
Swing your family. Easy job easy money great co workers and kids and parents you see every day
Don’t. Expect to be eating steak and lobster more like beans and rice
In service, we often were here before routes doing repairs as needed before routes, then during the mid day there was a fair share of tasks to keep us busy. It is repetitive work for the most part, but still rewarding
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – April 4, 2018
Famiy oriented people very professional always willingto help you if you dont understand how your route goes guiding you threw every stop a great place to make a career i would recomend to firends and family.
Downtime in between routes .summer vaction, sign-on bonus.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Burnsville, MN – March 30, 2018
Being a school bus driver, unfortunately, is a part time seasonal job. It's also hard driving safely with kids on board. This job is not for everyone. Management depends on where you are at. My GM is great, he cares and listens and understands. Being safe is first priority. I work with great people, but like everywhere there are some people that don't care, rude and just plain not good employees.
School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Calabasas, CA – March 30, 2018
A great place to work enjoyable people understanding management flexible wears extra work available pretty great company.I love the Gm she's my favorite we had so much to share she truly understood my life and my children's life .
Special needs School Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Brentwood, NH – March 29, 2018
Another example of transitioning from a small company to a conglomerate, foregoing safety of the drivers in order to save a few dollars.. Also more of a checking of boxes than focusing on safety. Growing pains can drive employees away.
Bus monitor (Current Employee) – Holyoke, MA – March 24, 2018
Excellent work place . I've work here for 12 / 13 year's. I like my job and my coworkers. We all work as a team and our main concern is The Safety Of All Our Students We Transport From home to school and school to home.