Mission: At Bright Horizons, our mission is to make a difference in the lives of others. This shared goal motivates our employees and provides a clear link between the work that we do and the impact that we have on hundreds of thousands of lives each day.
When you join the Bright Horizons family, you join a community of professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and families. You get to work alongside passionate people like Tim Iyoob, a manager at our Contact Center in Broomfield, CO.
Tim recently competed in the 2015 Boulder Iron Man competition, raising over $1700 for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. Way to go Tim!
Congratulations to our Chief Financial Officer, Elizabeth Boland, who received the Boston Business Journal's 2015 CFO of the Year Award! Learn More: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIKqk—30+ days ago
Bright Horizons® partners with more than 900 employers to address the family and personal challenges that can impact employee productivity and engagement. Solutions include child care centers, back-up care for children/adults/elders, educational advising for families and adult learners, tuition assistance management, and more. We are proud to partner with more than 80 of the Working Mother 100 Best companies and to have been named 16 times as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine. To learn more, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/solutionsatwork.
Bright Horizons – A Culture of Caring
Home is where the HEART is. The foundation of our culture is our HEART principles, through which we encourage Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork. Many in the Bright Horizons family adopt these principles in both their personal and work lives. We work hard and take our work seriously, but also make sure to celebrate and have fun. We recognize the critical role our team plays in fulfilling our mission. And to do that, we provide an environment where employees can bring their whole selves to work, and where individuality, creativity, and contributions are valued. Our company leaders recognize how important it is for our people to feel successful in their lives, both at work and at home. Our Bright Horizons family is a caring, passionate group of individuals committed to providing exceptional experiences, dedicated to bringing their talents every day, and joined by a common theme: that we are proud to be Bright Horizons.
The Bright Horizons community is a vibrant tapestry of children, families, and employees who represent a myriad of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. We embrace our diversity and know our collective perspectives make us a stronger company. With the help of our Inclusion Council, Employee Advisory Groups, diversity champions, diversity training for all new employees, and our initiative that encourages all employees to do “One Thing” to make their colleagues feel supported, we strive to create a culture that welcomes everyone into our family and celebrates our unique differences.
Rejoicing in the accomplishments of our Bright Horizons team members is an essential part of our culture. We believe in the power of “thank you.” And throughout the year, in ways big and small, formal and informal, spur-of-the-moment and pre-planned, we show our appreciation for employees at all levels. We invite our customers to do the same. We have many programs to acknowledge and celebrate our team, including employee appreciation month and national teacher appreciation campaigns. Each year, we also honor our family through our annual Awards of Excellence events. Whether you are an award winner or cheering on a fellow team member, these formal award occasions are opportunities to come together and celebrate one another.
Service — supporting the communities in which we work and live — is built into our DNA. Bright Horizons proudly stands behind our many employees who give their time, offering them grants and awards for the hard work they do to make the world a better place. We also work together to support the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® and its important mission to bring Bright Spaces® to children and families in homeless shelters. In addition, many centers and departments host team-building “fundraising” events to support both our Foundation as well as other charities that are important to individual teams.
At Bright Horizons, we care for each other as much as we care for the children, families, and clients we serve. That's why we're committed to providing a comprehensive employee benefits package, helping employees bring their very best selves to work. Our employees are our greatest asset, and their physical health, financial stability, and overall well-being — both in and outside of work — are among our top priorities. We offer a variety of benefits to help our employees and their families live balanced, healthy lives, including:
At Bright Horizons, professional development is part of who we are. We are a learning company with a learning culture and we’re ready to help you fulfill your potential, no matter where you are in your career.
I have been working at Bright Horizons Family Solutions full-time (Less than a year)
I have worked for Bright Horizons for almost a year, and I am so thankful to be apart of a community that values people first. The children, families, and teachers go above profit. They work with teachers to build goals and professional development, and strive to create partnerships with the families. I know the management puts the employees best interest in the forefront of what they do.
The only cons are that we need more teachers. When we don't have fully staffed sites, sometimes plan time gets taken away and that can lead to teacher burn out.
Advice to Management
Do not create more Bright Horizons in the area, when the current locations are not fully staffed. Creating more locations only takes our teachers away. Without a leadership team available (if they have to be in a classroom) the rest of the center suffers and that leads to turn-over. Also, you should parter more with the surrounding colleges.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bright Horizons Family Solutions (Chicago, IL).
I was asked several questions and hired on the spot. The employer was very warm and inviting. I was asked the basic hiring questions such as strengths, weaknesses and what I look for in an employer. I gave a little of my background and was extended an offer before I left.