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Cams Auto School Inc
Waltham MA 02451

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  • Reviews for Cams Auto School Inc

    • Published 5/15/2017 5:07 AM



    • Published 10/3/2011 11:12 AM

      Pissed customer

      This school took my money, closed school and opened another one in Needham

    • Published 5/29/2011 2:44 PM

      former employee

      school is closed-seek restitution through the attorney general's office.

    • Published 3/29/2011 1:46 PM


      Where is Cam's now ? Gone out of business... I paid for driving instruction... and they are gone ... ya thanks for nothing

    • Published 1/9/2011 5:52 PM



    • Published 12/21/2010 5:47 PM


      had a great time learning with cams because of anna sabatino! she helped me learn everything i needed too i couldnt have done it without her!

    • Published 12/16/2010 4:20 PM

      Steven V.

      Was a student in 1981, I passed my permit test on the first try, I passed my written test on the first try, I took my road test while it was snowing, and passed on my first try. Thank You Cam's!

    • Published 11/6/2010 4:31 PM


      One of Cam's vehicles (MA license# F8232) cut me off this evening, then flipped me "the finger." No turn signals, did Cam teach you that?

    • Published 11/3/2010 3:04 PM


    • Published 10/31/2010 4:19 PM

      former satisfied student

      you will only get what you are willing to put in it. this means also practicing with your parents what you are taught by the driving school. why do you think the registry wants the 40 hours practice besides the school requirment.

    • Published 10/27/2010 2:53 PM


      had an amazing experience at Cams. My teacher Anna Sabatino is the most influential and empowering person ive ever met. She was my classroom and driving teacher the whole way and I wouldnt have had it any other way. I had so much fun and I learned a lot. If you wanna go with Cams make sure you go with Anna Sabatino. I got everything done in 5 months and it was easy to schedule

    • Published 8/20/2010 9:13 AM


      Driving instructor joe is very rude.needs to work on people skills. do not recommend him. book with anyone elso

    • Published 7/29/2010 10:09 AM


    • Published 7/11/2010 2:30 PM

      lexington mom

      unhappy with the program! Will NOT send my child there again!

    • Published 6/25/2010 12:33 PM


      cams was a great driving school. I had the BEST teacher, ANNA SAB. She taught me how to be a safe driver!and a perfect parrallel park!

    • Published 5/24/2010 6:25 PM

      cams student

      It wasn't as awful as most of the reviews say... Some of the staff are rude but by far the best thing about Cams is ANNA SAB!

    • Published 5/14/2010 3:53 PM

      Had a great time

      My experience was great! I made lots of friends and ANNA SAB IS THE BEST TEACHER!! I give her all the credit, she taught me everything I need to know about driving.

    • Published 5/3/2010 2:13 PM


      I didn't gain anything from my time at Cam's. My classroom teacher, Charlie was really nice and tried to help the students when they asked a question. But as soon as i started my driving and observation hours I never got anything done. i had to sit in the back of the driving car for three hours to catch up on my observation hours because my instructor never let me fill those slots. Charlie was not my driving instructor until my mom called in and told them to switch me. I never learned how to park or drive backwards and i never learned how to parallel park while i was with the school. I would not recommend this school to anyone wanting a decent education in driving.

    • Published 4/11/2010 7:49 PM


    • Published 2/8/2010 1:39 PM


      The instructor for the parent class was interesting and informative, and the behind the wheel instructors were great. We also had a positive experience with the office staff (sorry that I don't have her name!). She was always helpful and was able to offer behind the wheel times that worked for us without too much of a wait. Overall this was a good experience!

    • Published 2/3/2010 4:12 PM


      Drive with ALEX. He's difficult but one of the funniest and most original people you will ever meet. He may come across as rude but once you get to know him he is one heck of a character. I had so much fun learning to drive from here, but I will concede that the customer service is terrible. ''WAHTEVER!''

    • Published 12/3/2009 5:39 PM

      Alex Cobb

      I just wanted to say that my experience at cams was an excellent one because i had Anna Sabatino. She always had such a positive, upbeat attitude and made the class more interesting for kids and gave us the info in a way we understood. I was able to get all my driving hours done with her and I feel so confident for the driving test. I got a 96% on my cams written test, and would have gotten a 100% had i read 2 of the questions correctly. I just thought that i'd bring it to your attention that desoite all the negative things i have heard about cams, Anna Sabatino was able to turn it around.

    • Published 11/28/2009 6:43 PM



    • Published 11/28/2009 10:01 AM


      Never had a problem with this school. Was able to get driving hours every time I called. The girls are very polite on the phone and the instructors did their job just as they are supposed to.

    • Published 11/24/2009 2:44 PM


      just don't go here

    • Published 10/12/2009 6:50 PM

      jonah poster

      they just want to make money of you. Though the instructors they hire are very intructive.

    • Published 10/2/2009 8:02 AM

      Pam A C

      I had heard to many horror stories, so I took my daughter to TRI-Town (Woburn/Billeric) I live in Lexington - best decision I made. While my daughter's friends are having trouble with all aspects of Cam's my daughter is right on target for everything. They care about kids and not just your money. Someone always answer's the phone - they call my before all her driving lessons. They are truly a professional place with the kids best interest at heart.

    • Published 9/30/2009 7:02 PM


      I learned nothing from Cam's and could never get driving hours. My classroom hours were filled with astrology lessons and war stories. I am late getting my liscense because they never have any driving hours. I actually liked the guy I had for most of my hours a lot, despite the fact that he was very rude. I don't really blame them. they have to be around teenagers almost all day. anyways, don't go to Cam's. You'll end up spending way too much money to learn nothing and never get your liscense.

    • Published 9/19/2009 2:14 PM

      Experienced Driver

      I just got cut off by a car that had a young driver with no other occupants. His brown car said "Student Driver" on the back with a Can Driving School bumper sticker. This person was aggressive and tailgating drivers through Somerville. Obviously a great advertisement for a Great driving school!

    • Published 5/27/2009 8:19 AM

      pissed off!


    • Published 5/13/2009 6:26 AM


      Could not get driving hours. Constantly hung up on. Driver ran out of gas the first day and my son had to help push car to gas station. Didn't show up the next day. Car was not marked. Refused to refund money. Had to pay another school for driving hours. Dont waste your time.

    • Published 3/17/2009 10:57 AM

      jack ma

      terrible in all the possible ways,

    • Published 3/12/2009 11:47 AM

      Really Upset

      The staff at CAMS are the rudest people I've seen anywhere. They are lazy and completely unprofessional. I've seen them lie outright and when caught out are very defensive and obnoxious.

    • Published 3/12/2009 10:13 AM


      after my son went to the classes, I went there to sign him up for driver road. As I approached the door one of the instructors and another gentlemen were aruging on the sidewalk. Later when the instructor was with a student (teenager) in the car he gave the guy the finger. I'v also heard the instructors stop for food on your time. My son did not learn much. My husband taught him more. I've heard about girl students being hit on by some of the instructors. I will be signing my other son up for Baystae in Watertown.

    • Published 3/1/2009 4:49 AM

      got burned

      The owner cannot be more rude than he is. Save yourself the frustration and don't go there!

    • Published 2/23/2009 9:54 AM

      Sreven W>

      As a parent and new to the community I called Cams Auto School today at 12:45 to sign my daughter up and gather information so when she gets home from school i can hand her all the information about Cams. during the phone conversation with the receptionist I was distracted with her chewing on the phone. As I continued with our conversation I slowly found out thier were extra fees. The woman quoted

    • Published 2/15/2009 8:38 AM


      I just went to a competitor to sign up in Newton, and the owner was as rude as can be. I'm going to give them my money?? Nope. Has Cams improved (see earlier years reveiws) re: if you sign up for a class you are in (and not get turned away), and can you get driving time in relatively easy? Some of these reviews really make me hesitate, but may not be true, too. I will give it an average rating until I experience the school, otherwise this won't submit.

    • Published 2/3/2009 9:55 AM


    • Published 1/14/2009 6:19 PM


      worst school ever. i dont know who would rate it above poor...not only are they rude and inconsiderate they dont teach you how to drive and you will never get your license on time. like seriously dont go here. save yourself.

    • Published 12/27/2008 12:42 PM


    • Published 12/11/2008 3:46 PM


      Excellent school. Long book times, but that is normal, so call as soon as you get your permit! Wonderful instructors. Not sure who the negative reviewers have dealt with!

    • Published 12/1/2008 4:20 PM


      rudest people, spend the extra money and learn how to drive

    • Published 12/1/2008 5:36 AM


      Classes not very well presented, boring, got to drive and complete pre-license process OK though. From what I hear this is about average.

    • Published 9/13/2008 11:03 AM


      absolutely horrendous. save youself

    • Published 9/4/2008 8:52 AM


      They have NO driving instructors. You will never finish. There are multiple reports being made to the better Business Bureau.

    • Published 7/24/2008 2:38 PM


      They are the worst. You can never reach them by phone and they have stood my daughter up three times in a row for the driving lesson and will not resschedule the missed classes. At this rate she will be on medicare before she finishes.

    • Published 7/21/2008 1:18 PM


      Can't get any driving time. They book out for months!!!!

    • Published 7/12/2008 5:26 PM


      I passed my test!

    • Published 7/10/2008 2:21 PM

      . . .

      Diseased yak nd military times. . .alright . . .

    • Published 7/10/2008 2:17 PM


      U guys are hatasss... i think this is an awsome school. most of the things we learn are pretty basic and common sense, the people hoo work there are mad chill and they joke wit u on break and stuff. I think chucks a good teacher too. if it wasnt for him, the classes would of went by soooooooo..... slow, like fred teachin, (jk fred.)

    • Published 6/18/2008 1:40 PM


      it is really bad, don't go

    • Published 5/15/2008 1:39 PM

      former student

      The instucter is a very nice person. We did nothing in the classes. The things I do not like about cams is they do not pick up their phones and the owner is a jerk.

    • Published 4/25/2008 12:33 PM

      former student in a highschool

      CHARLES, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STAY OUT OF THE NO ZONES!!!!! cams is a great school, all these people are actually from their competition, and are slandering them because of their safe, reliable and friendly customer service. For Shame

    • Published 4/25/2008 12:23 PM

      Former student


    • Published 3/4/2008 7:11 PM


    • Published 2/15/2008 1:40 PM

      Don't go to Scams!!!

      Don't go to Scams!!!

    • Published 1/30/2008 7:54 AM


      The owner is rude, unhelpful and a lousy businessman. Clearly not where my other children will learn to drive. Go elsewhere! The actual driving instructor was helpful yet why have the radio on while actually instructing on the road? One good instructor can not balance out the torture of dealing with the office....

    • Published 1/10/2008 1:22 PM

      Former student

      Awful slow you'll never finish your classes it took me a year and i just finished because i couldn't get a lesson scheduled

    • Published 10/29/2007 12:15 PM


      poop is good

    • Published 9/12/2007 7:04 PM


    • Published 9/7/2007 6:28 PM


      Some very unpleasent people work at Cam's Driving School... Please consider going to another driving school such as Wellesley, Newton Driving Schools.

    • Published 7/12/2007 11:14 AM

      Looking forward to seeing what the Better Business Bureau thinks of cam's

    • Published 7/6/2007 7:39 PM


      While some of the teachers are fine and this is no fault of theirs, the company is run extremely poorly. First of all, I find the post made by a teacher in this thread, a terrible abuse of this website. This website is designed to aid potential customers in their choices. The teacher then asked "If you can't note anything but ill of your instructors then why write anything at all?" Because this site is designed for people who are willing to submit their opinion. If it weren't for people speaking up, the majority wouldn't be warned. Speaking ill or well of something is the purpose of a review and to make any educated decision you need ones to guide you.

    • Published 6/23/2007 7:36 AM

      post your schedule already i have to get these classes done before i leave

    • Published 5/14/2007 12:40 PM


      can you guys please put up with your schedule? Not all of us have time to drive all the way down there to your schedule which you don't update

    • Published 4/30/2007 3:57 PM



    • Published 4/30/2007 3:54 PM


    • Published 4/26/2007 7:37 AM


      For those of you reading this understand that there are many people with many opinions! I can't help but make a comment on our behalf, for those of you that want a license it's your decision to come to our school, not ours! In my opinion we have one of the best programs out there, if you take the time to check around you'll see. If you can't note anything but ill of your instructors then why write anything at all? I enjoy instructing and helping young people learn a difficult and very serious/important skill, safe motor vehicle transportation. Which should be taken a bit more serious than some believe it should. Unfortunately not all of those who come to Cams are interested in the same! To them, best of luck in your driving careers, you're going to need it...

    • Published 2/17/2007 1:17 PM

      Jane ye

      Please post your February, 2007 schedule on line soon. I need to take classes from 2/21 to 2/27/2007. Thanks

    • Published 2/7/2007 2:14 PM


      I have never had so much trouble with any other business in my life. I highly recomend anyone thinking about using Cam's to reconsider.

    • Published 1/6/2007 10:02 AM


      came to my school let us out early it was a fun time movies were sooo funny

    • Published 12/5/2006 5:39 AM


      The class room is crowded and small. The class is incredibly booring and the teachers just make you watch booring 1970's movies for 2 hours.

    • Published 10/4/2006 7:37 AM

      i <3 cams


    • Published 8/17/2006 6:23 PM

      trying to finish classes

      Some instructors are nice, but its annoying to get to a class almost an hour early to not be able to get in. Ive been closed out of 4 classes in the past month. Today I showed up 35 minutes early and still couldnt get in. Its a complete was of my time to go all the way to Waltham to not get into a class. If you show on time, you should be able to go to class! Don't waste your time..go somewhere were you can sign up ahead of time and be assured you can get in.

    • Published 8/17/2006 12:13 AM

      cams school student

      You wait outside in one hundred and one degree weather for a hour for a class that you might not get in to. If you do nothing awaits you but substanded, fowl mouth teachers.

    • Published 7/6/2006 3:01 PM

      Cam's school student

      Dont go to them One of the worst schools; the instructors don't care and don't teach properly; the lessons are canceled ad hoc.

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