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Brightside Academy Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Low pay for amount of things done (in 3 reviews)

  • Speaking of management, very rude no respect for employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "family advocate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    If you work at the right centers, they have some amazing people with in the company.

    Cons

    no communication- There are too many people in charge and no communication between these people causing a complicated workload


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Wouldn't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brightside Academy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    co workers are fairly nice.

    Cons

    Worked here for 7 months. Did not like it at all. Company does not really want best interest in children, all they care about is money. Even with proper documentation, evaluations are not done.


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    "Pure hell"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One other teacher there was amazing and actually taught the children. Other than that there are no pros to say.

    Cons

    Management was a disaster. Always sitting in the office not caring. Teachers always out of ratio. Kids had no discipline and when you needed help with a problem child, management didn't care. Other teachers were so awful, never taught. Treated other teachers like crap. Saw some sleeping on the job. Absolutely the worst place I worked. And when corporate was told, everything was swept under the rug.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your butt and do your job.


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  5. "Sad but TRUE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brightside Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing children. Freedom to do as you wish.

    Cons

    "Freedom to do as you wish"- is exactly that. Those in higher management positions don't have the time or care to pay even the littlest bit of attention to any of their employees- therefore MANY staff get away with everything.
    Laws, Regulations, and standards are NOT enforced. EVER.
    The only importance to this company is to fill all classrooms to OVER maximum capacity. That's it.
    Any and every child is enrolled. And the child is permitted to start immediately- most of the time without the proper paper work being completed.
    The major amount of stress experienced daily is NOT worth it. The amount of negativity expressed by majority of the staff is overwhelming.
    NO ROOM FOR GROWTH. AT ALL.
    Quantity over Quality is the ONLY motto at Brightside.

    Advice to Management

    PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!! Your staff, families, and especially children are suffering!!!!!
    If you would just step up and take the time to care about your staff, so much can change. For the better!!


  6. "Don't do it"

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    Current Employee - Lead Infant Toddler Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Infant Toddler Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightside Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the children that I work with

    Cons

    You don't get the support that you need

    Advice to Management

    Be fare your employees


  7. "Lead teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not a good place to be bad staff bad leadership won't even last 3 months there children are always getting hurt . Only pros are the kids really miss them

    Cons

    All the above it was really no pro with working with this company I meet a few really good friends that's about it


  8. "Okay Please"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    great size classrooms for the place

    Cons

    not enough teachers in a class


  9. "Daycare"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the children makes my day

    Cons

    Very unprofessional towards staff, need more training

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff


  10. "An ok corporation"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to help children to prepare for the future.

    Cons

    This job is an ok corporation they dont
    really know the ends and outs on sticking together.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you remployees


  11. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instructional Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    People really don't know what they're doing. Or, refuse to change their methods of doing things. Really big egos with no true substance to support them.

    Advice to Management

    Have an ear to hear, change and equitably distribute salaries. People who "sucks up" get the best salaries.



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