Primrose School

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Primrose School Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
83 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very organized, benefits, decent pay, great families to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Great curriculum, pay rate above other child care facilities, management does listen when you need supplies, even if it takes a while (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay, always some sort of maintenance going on while the school was in operation which made the school zone a hazard zone for young kids (in 6 reviews)

  • No Benefits, May not be hiring near you (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Work Environemnt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Carmel, IN

    I worked at Primrose School full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved getting to know the families. The management team was phenomenal! I felt a lot of support from our CD and AD.

    Cons

    it takes a very special person to work 9+ hours a day with young children.
    lack of quality benefit plan...
    they didn't seem to promote from within. they hired a new AD and the staff didn't even know they were looking for a second AD. sad to see, because there were several interested internal people who were interested. it lowered morale because it gave off the impression that they weren't open to promoting from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leverage your current staff and promote from within!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It has been okay, but it can definitely be better.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is OK considering it is a preschool
    Requesting off flexibility
    Gives you valuable experience
    Work-life balance is pretty good

    Cons

    Gossip
    Strong personalities
    Lots of drama
    No consequence for bad behavior
    Constantly tearing other employees down (from management and employees)
    Extremely sensitive parents who don't take bad behavior seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to communicate with your staff and empower them instead of contributing to the gossip and confusion. Have your employees backs, and be encouraging not sneaky and deceitful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Perfect for college student.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Early Preschool Teacher in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Early Preschool Teacher in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The children are loving and everything is provided.

    Cons

    Little wage, not much room to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more successors for employees.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expensive Rooster/ poor quality of education.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primrose School

    Pros

    The pros of working here are that you get to sound snooty when you tell people where you work. This is not a joke it's absolutely the only pro. Oh and if it was actually implemented, the character development program would be a pro.

    Cons

    Poor, poor, poorly written curriculum. I highly doubt whoever wrote this curriculum has ANY background in early childhood education. The curriculum is filled with hand print art and teacher made art. There is absolutely nothing developmentally appropriate about it. They also use the same equipment from 2's all the way to school age. How ridiculous that a two year old and 9 year old would be using the exact same kitchen set. Look around the rooms they are empty of supplies (no art center, a bucket of blocks, tiny sensory tables, nothing ever on the science table, a tiny kitchen set) and this is what corporate requires. This is what they see as being the "leader in early childhood education". Apparently they see ECE to be a joke because that's what these schools are. Anyone with ACTUAL ECE experience and education won't be happy here. How could you possibly be happy here with corporate sending you a cookie cutter, 1980's hand print style lesson plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow people to open up schools with zero background in the field. Send whoever is writing your lesson plans back to school for early childhood education.

  6.  

    One of the best in the top 5

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher Lead Teacher in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher Lead Teacher in Woodstock, GA

    I worked at Primrose School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was good I had great chances for advancement. I always had my supplies a week in advance and the owners fantastic

    Cons

    some days the room had to many children not enough teacher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they hired this person who was always talking about the school and personal issues

    Recommends
  7.  

    It ok until sometimes better comes your way

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    I love the children and some parents

    Cons

    The management was very rude and hard to talk with at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your worker with respect and you would not have a high turn over

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Good place to work despite owners having "favorites"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Great curriculum, pay rate above other child care facilities, management does listen when you need supplies, even if it takes a while. Very well kept, facility is always clean.

    Cons

    Owners and higher management have a few "favorite" teachers. Their needs are usually met before the needs of the rest of the school. Gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the pay rate above the school across the street. Keep growing the business and try hard not to show your favoritism by giving a couple of teachers special treatment because you like them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work at! Parker primrose

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primrose School

    Pros

    The owners aren't cheap at all and make sure you have everything you need and more.
    They sometimes give Christmas bonuses.
    The lunches are good.
    The teachers are really nice.
    The pay is good and you get great raises too.
    The owners know everyone personally and you can tell they aren't greedy.

    Cons

    I had no problems when I worked here it was the best primrose in colorado.

  10.  

    Ok to start, but not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher

    I have been working at Primrose School part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interacting with the kids and getting to watch them grow
    Ability to work in multiple classes
    Have really good co-workers
    Structure
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Company looks too much at hiring from the outside rather than internal promotions
    No tuition reimbursement and the pay is not high enough to pay for college credits so you are at a stalemate
    Incredibly gossipy at times
    Management is not always fit for their positions, many have no clue how to run an organization successfully
    Incredibly hard to grow
    Only opportunities for a "bonus" involves a ridiculous popularity contest where they make employees vote for who they think deserves it.
    Never given the chance for a raise
    Rarely given chance to get classroom materials ready and few chances throughout the day to get things or even use the restroom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some business courses
    Follow the Chik-Fil-A franchise rules of franchise owners to only owning one franchise
    Add tuition reimbursement as a benefit so you can proudly say all of your teachers have a degree
    Look internally for promotions rather than hiring new people
    Give raises and non-voting based bonuses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    The best place to work by far! I love it here.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Cedar Park, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Cedar Park, TX

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like that the management team is very helpful to us. They provide us the materials that we need to carry out our curriculum.

    Cons

    The teachers are paid well and not expected to do work at home instead we are given time here to complete class materials on the clock. We are also provided with training on what we are required to know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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