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.
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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 17 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 worked at Bright Horizons Family Solutions full-time (More than a year)
There is a beautiful love for the "kiddos" at Bright Horizons and these kids are the priority..They are for profit..and they earn it. The work conditions are top notch and it is a cool fun place to work....I was also so impressed by how kind the supervisors are! I worked at BH for my retirement job for over two years and I was very happy there!..I miss it and plan to return soon! The most inspiring part for me was how happy these children are at school! They learn advanced subjects and thrive in a wonderfully diverse environment..I worked with the babies and toddlers and they are so inspiring to be with... Starting as infants, they sit at tables together when they eat and they enjoy a fully structured day with reading, science, math..you name it.... .The pre-school children are surprisingly advanced for their age..The teachers working with them have a gift..many of the staff have been there for years and it shows! I love the school!! You will too!!!
That is tough to say..it really is..They treat employees very well and have a "work/life balance" policy that gives workers time off and support when needed..I guess the only con for me is we need more men doing this work!!
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing..You work very hard and you truly care about this worthy occupation..bravo!
I applied online. I interviewed at Bright Horizons Family Solutions.
It started with a phone screening where I was asked basic questions. After the phone screening the recruiter sent me different locations in my area that were looking for full-time positions. I chose one and the recruiter sent my information on to the director of the school. The director contacted me and scheduled a person-to-person interview and asked me a lot of questions about my teaching strategies, how I deal with children, what I enjoyed most, etc. All basic questions. The director was very warm and excited to have me there. I had good experiences and she toured me around the campus. After, I was invited for an interactive interview to see how I did amongst the children I interviewed for. Then I was asked more questions and offered a position.