Brightside Academy Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Not what I expected

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brightside Academy

    Pros

    State of the art facility. Commercialized. Generic.
    I have nothing more to say

    Cons

    They don't pay for brakes. You are there for 9 hours. Their pay doesn't match what they expect from you. Private schools period don't pay well. They also try to put kids in your class that are not in your roster because their teacher was absent. They provide health insurance but it is extremely expensive. $160 every two weeks off your check. Smh

  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Great in theory, but glad to be gone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The work is rewarding when you think about who you are doing it for. The kids.
    There are some talented people working for the organization.

    Cons

    Overall there's a real lack of structure within the organization and a very high turn over that puts a greater strain on already strained resources. Poor Compensation, Poor leadership and management, overall unprofessional work environment, and disproportion workloads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Over worked, Under paid!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher

    I have been working at Brightside Academy

    Pros

    It pays more that most other child care centers.

    Cons

    Brightside does NOT like to consider itself a child/day care center. However, the coporate vision is much different than that of the teachers, assistants and staff working with the children in the centers.

    Medical benefits are UNAFFORDABLE and some make just a few dollars over the max allowable income to receive medicaid, not easy to take a day off or even half a day, schedule changes daily (too many calls at night to tell staff to come in at 6:30am), too much FORCED overtime with no pay for salaried employees (OT due to lack of staff, meetings or saturday trainings), many staff members are not educated in behavior management techniques used for preschoolers so they are yelling at kids all day, children are moved from room to room in order to stay in ratio but then they are not used to being in another class with different expectations for behavior causing major frustration in the child. Centers do not have a school wide beh mgt policy which makes life very complicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE teachers who do not understand the curriculum or who are unwilling to follow the rules. Hire competent teachers and assistants.

    Doesn't Recommend

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