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Brightside Academy Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  • No room for growth, not really about the kids, no 401k, no raise in 3 years, no appreciation for staff (in 4 reviews)

  • No support for staff, kids could be as disrespectful as they wanted without consequence (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "company review"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they accommodate your schedule for school

    Cons

    no teacher support nor staff they will demote you in a heart beat

    Advice to Management

    it would be more encouraging if the management would support their teachers with school grants to further their education


  2. Helpful (1)

    "family advocate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    There were alot of pros until the new owners took over. Now the only pros are a few other great co workers

    Cons

    don't pay for mileage or daycare anymore. Pay is very low and they expect you to work alot of hours plus do what ever other duties they need you to do whenever they need it; this includes running multiple center, cleaning trash up or cleaning the bathooms if needed

    Advice to Management

    I feel for everyone at the company. The new owners suck and do not care about their employees at all. This causes the good employees to leave and be replace with other individuals that are not qualified because you do not pay well or even care about your employees needs.

  3. "Head Start Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    Loved the children. The time I spent with them. I had amazing co-workers!

    Cons

    Under staffed. Under paid. Overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay!!!


  4. "Horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Academy Director
    Former Employee - Academy Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None , this place is horrid.

    Cons

    Harassment by parents, unqualified staff, rude upper management, insane turnover

    Advice to Management

    This is a horrible organization constantly being shut down by local and state agencies due to supervision violations, health code violations, among others. Burn them all to the ground and start over.


  5. "Family Advocate/ Family service coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free childcare for salary employees

    Cons

    There is not support from your supervisors. They also overload you with work that one person can not possibly do because they can not keep any employees.
    This is due to the lack of support, low pay (on top of that they just took away mileage reimbursement and want you to travel all over the city), and the oversize caseloads regardless of what they tell you when you first start. They also expect you to work more than 5 days a week and do not pay for any overtime if you are a salary employee.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees if you want good employees to stay. Advocate for us and support us instead of overloading us with work. Also stop lying to employees and telling them they will be moving to one position but instead just adding a new position while they have to continue doing the work for their old position as well.


  6. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    No pros at all for this place

    Cons

    Horrible place horrible environment for kids and staff !!!


  7. "Worst Day care ever"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightside Academy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None! There is nothing positive about this whole operation

    Cons

    The staff was rude and not willing to work with us about anything. They told my wife that "nobody likes her" and were not willing to talk to me about anything. when marks were found on my son they blamed us for it. There is no way this day care should be in operation. The whole place was rude and arrogant. And that is how they treated us when my wife worked for them. Imagine how they will act when your just a customer.

    Advice to Management

    work with the parents and have some common certify!

  8. "You're better off somewhere else"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    A stepping stone and the experience working in a childcare setting.

    Cons

    Poor Management.
    No care for the kids
    No support for staff, kids could be as disrespectful as they wanted without consequence.
    Always out of ratio.
    Long hours.
    Pay.
    Turnover Rate.
    No room for growth or raises.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff! Don't just hire the first person off the streets, or you'll continue to lose employees. If a child gives a teacher a hard time, do something about it!


  9. "Brightside Academy"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Brightside Academy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great for moving up in the career ladder and gaining experiences. This company is a very good step in your career.

    Cons

    Everything is cookie cutter. There is not alot of room for individuality.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more open and understanding to your staff. Also the children are not just pay checks they are important.


  10. "Human resource generalist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great Co workers. Love being around the kids.

    Cons

    Older systems in place. Not enough people to cover the workload.


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