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Chesterbrook Academy Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  • No time off, low pay, long hours (in 4 reviews)

  • communication, super last minute planning, and lunch portions we gave to the kids could be adjusted (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place gov Work"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Westmont, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Westmont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere and friendly employees, feels like family

    Cons

    Not enough pay, but the job is worth it

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to pay teachers more


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesterbrook Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic management team, Shaunna Egan & Tiffany Harris!

    Cons

    Starting pay could be better, but raises are common.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are fantastic and a pleasure to work for!

  3. "Great place to get experience and grow professionally"

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    Current Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in Crystal Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative freedom with lesson plans, tuition reimbursement, paid professional days, supportive management and staff, scheduling flexibility, advancement opportunities, low teacher-child ratios in most classrooms

    Cons

    The dental coverage is not very good. Located in a town that is saturated with daycares/preschools so the school is not filled to capacity.


  4. "Quantity over Quality"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good resources for teachers

    Cons

    Very little accountability for their staff


  5. "Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Chesterbrook Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved working with children and freedom in creating curriculum and managing my class.

    Cons

    Just like most preschool field, the pay is not great. Also, company is focused more on making revenues and marketing instead of taking care of your employees and children.


  6. "Lead teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesterbrook Academy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Watching the children progress, coworkers were nice

    Cons

    Chesterbrook only cares about the revenue, high expectations for employees when supplies were not kept on hand, management never took employees opinions serious, hired unqualified teachers, teachers are not shown appreciation, children were constantly shifted to different classrooms, management shows favoritism, parents don't get what they pay for!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Management and corporate needs to show more appreciation to there teachers!


  7. "Preschool Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in South Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chesterbrook Academy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great boss and families to work with

    Cons

    No career prospects or good financial increments

    Advice to Management

    The director is awesome but the upper management does not know any of us exist. Not even a corporate card on birthdays, holidays or teachers day

  8. "Child Care"

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    Former Employee - Infant Teacher in Mint Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Infant Teacher in Mint Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chesterbrook Academy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chesterbrook is a loving school.

    Cons

    The teacher/child ratio is higher than some other centers but is in the state guide lines.


  9. "Assistant/lead"

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    Former Employee - Pre K in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Pre K in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chesterbrook Academy (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Woodbridge is great, I was sad when I left. However I did not have a good experience with #807 Alexandria location .

    Cons

    Never send your child to the Kingstown location. The teachers are awful management is awful. They DO NOT care at all about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to have high moral, treat your employees with respect. The Kingstown location has awful people there. Could use new management team.


  10. "It's ok"

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    Former Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Naperville, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Chesterbrook Academy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great kids and families. Most parents appreciate what you do. Great co-workers, always willing to help each other out.
    Most days were fun?

    Cons

    Management and Corporate all they care about $$$
    No one got a raise for two yrs, yet they continue to open new schools.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to suggestions from staff, corporate should
    keep track of what the Principal and Asst. Principal are doing and not doing, and what hrs they really work!


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