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Current Employee - Employee in Cypress, TX
Current Employee - Employee in Cypress, TX

I have been working at La Petite Academy

Pros

The best reasons to work for La Petite Academy are because 1. reduced tuition if you have children, 2. it has a wonderful curriculum that truly enhances childrens knowledge, and 3. because you get to influence the lives of children and watch them grow.

Cons

Some of the downsides of working for La Petite Academy include that the pay is low for the amount of work and dedication that must be put into the day to day activities and interactions with the children. In addition, the company does not give very significant annual raises to its employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The advice that I would give to Senior Management would be to recognize the amount of work it takes to implement the curriculum and to watch more closley the Directors. I believe the Directors should be required to clock in and out like everyone else to reflect the amount of time they put into a work week. Often the expectation is a 45-50 hour work week and many work 35 on a good week leaving the rest of management to fend for themselves and deal with the parents.

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    LPA is a good place to make a start for your career, but don't expect too much here.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL

    I worked at La Petite Academy

    Pros

    At La Petite Academy, Human Resources is willing to take a risk on people to see if they are capable of doing a job. You do not have to have 100 years of experience to get a staff job here. This does provide opportunity to people who need a chance. I strongly believe that Vice President of Human Resources truly cares about the Associates, both professionaly and personally. There is also a broad amount of work that needs to be done. There is opportunity to take on as much work as once cares to ty. Someone can create an excellent niche for someone.

    Cons

    At La Petite Academy, Management actively searches for people who are moderately qualified for positions to ensure a mild amount of competence while not having to pay full market value. Game playing and favourtism are a norm for this organization. Don't bother trying to make a full career at this company. You can probably get a job there, but you will get paid poorly, won't get any recognition, and will most likely be shocked about how bad the IT systems are. Once, one of the main servers at the company went down for 3 days. After three days of analysis, it was determined that the server was unplugged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operations is the life blood of the company, but remember that many of the people on the ground are not business people. So, they are not always right just because they work in the field. Give some of your staff people the benefit of the doubt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Disorganized and they do not understand kids

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Petite Academy

    Pros

    Working with families and children

    Cons

    The Company is extremely disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn something about child development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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