Bright Horizons Family Solutions

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1 person found this helpful  

Great company, but child care employees are never paid what they should be!

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Preschool Teacher
Current Employee - Preschool Teacher

I have been working at Bright Horizons Family Solutions full-time

Pros

Big company, always have job security as long as people still are having kids- HA!

Cons

Being in a room all day, can sometimes feel like being a caged animal in a zoo. Calling for someone to come and give you a restroom break - annoying

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Response

Nov 15, 2013Human Resources

We hear you! Being a teacher for Bright Horizons is hard, but incredibly meaningful work. We appreciate all you do for making Bright Horizons a wonderful place for our children and families.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lead teacher at Bright Horizons Montessori school

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher

    I worked at Bright Horizons Family Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only real pros to this company are the Bright Bargains deals online and the ease of on-boarding (since it's a large corporation). There are an abundance of positions with Bright Horizons in many cities.

    Cons

    The pay was disappointing. The director/head of school and I were the only salaried employees in the school, because of my level of experience and education. The school was always trying to save money, so employees were often cut earlier than their shift and classrooms were combined. None of us felt valued and I was the only teacher with a certified Montessori credential....in a Montessori school (6 classrooms). Teacher turnover was high and family/student turnover was also high. Many parents saw how poorly the school was run and how mistreated and unhappy the employees were. Bright Horizons takes "diversity" to the extreme opposite of what it should be: rather than teaching about different cultures, religions, values, NO culture is celebrated. We could not have Halloween parties (imagine the parents' disappointment!), but only a Harvest Fest. We couldn't celebrate or discuss Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, etc. We had young students (ages 2-6), which is a perfect age to talk about and celebrate what makes people different.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Bright Horizons Family Solutions Response

    Jan 7, 2014Human Resources

    Thanks very much for taking time to submit this review. We are very proud of our culture, in how we value and celebrate our employees, and how we honor diversity in our workplace. Your concerns are ... More

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dedicated, passionate teachers hindered by poor management and business structure

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Bright Horizons Family Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The teachers and children, BrightWeb, emphasis on parent partnership

    Cons

    Long hours, poor pay for teachers and overcompensation for top management, high turnover rate, not enough vacation time, difficult personal and work life balance, poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Bright Horizons Family Solutions Response

    Nov 15, 2013Human Resources

    Thanks for your feedback, and I’m sorry your experience was not a positive one. Our goal is to make Bright Horizons feel like family to our employees, and if you’re willing to share more about your ... More

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