La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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La Petite Academy CEO Barbara J. Beck
Barbara J. Beck
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Pros
  • Benefits for full-time employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Career growth potential, working with dedicated people who truly care about children and educating them, making a difference in children's lives (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad training, low pay, them are a corporation interested only in making money (in 8 reviews)

  • Full time is considered as 36 hrs (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Daycare Infant Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Daycare Infant Teacher in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at La Petite Academy part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Helpful and supportive staff and environment -lots of professional development and training opportunities -paid for CPR/AED/First aid certification -great pay and lots of opportunities to work extra hours -great benefits -company is great about providing new toys and supplies even before items are requested.

    Cons

    No Cons. I loved working there, and would still be working there if I hadn't moved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing because you are doing a great job.


  2. aide

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Aide in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Teacher's Aide in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at La Petite Academy (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with great children. Workers and parents are nice and easy to get along with. Director was really nice and understanding.

    Cons

    Pay isn't too good (minimum wage).

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at La Petite Academy (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is always fun working with kids. Nicole is an AWESOME director, and does her best to make her staff feel like family. Patricia is great too. Closed on weekends, and by 630 pm, always a plus! La Petite has a wonderful curriculum geared towards each specific age group. Lots of fun stuff to do with the kids, and they try super hard to get the families involved as well. Great paid vacation and sick leave too, and a discount for your own child.

    Cons

    Ratio's can be high, but that is on the state of Texas, not La Petite.

    Advice to Management

    To upper management- It would be nice to increase the pay of your employees who have been with the company for a while when you increase the starting pay for new hires. It is frustrating to have new hires with no experience making as much as someone who has been here for years.


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  5. La Petite

    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at La Petite Academy (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kids are always fun to work with

    Cons

    Very Low Pay, as compared to other similar jobs

    Advice to Management

    Pay a lot more


  6. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Petite Academy

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love to see the kids learning

    Cons

    Managers sometimes can be rude


  7. Day Care

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I have been working at La Petite Academy part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful start to a career in teaching

    Cons

    Lack a management skills makes job harder to preform

    Advice to Management

    Get better knowledge and actually work with employees


  8. Infant Teacher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at La Petite Academy (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being around the Babies was a great training experience for when i start adopting children. i loved being around the children and helping them with motor skills helping them stand encouraged them to walk..... and i loved the bonding that came with bottle feedings

    Cons

    Sometimes when no one else would stay late i was the one at the last minute being told i had to stay late..... Sometimes there would be misunderstandings with some of the parents to staff.....

    Advice to Management

    Communication is The Key


  9. Food Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Petite Academy

    Pros

    Flexible and has a good pay

    Cons

    Only person in the kitchen and cleaning dishes


  10. teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Petite Academy

    Pros

    Awesome, fun, staff is helpful

    Cons

    None at this moment in time.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Teacher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The same reasons for doing early childhood anywhere...great kids and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management was self-serving, let parents affect decisions--but only parents who were favorites of theirs, was more distant with low-income and minority families.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to have a way to closely monitor directors. Teachers cannot speak up to upper management or HR without fear of losing their job or being unofficially blacklisted among other local centers in same chain. Great teachers have left rather than bring problems to attention of corporate.



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