Brightside Academy - Over worked, Under paid! | Glassdoor
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"Over worked, Under paid!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher
Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

It pays more that most other child care centers.

Cons

Brightside does NOT like to consider itself a child/day care center. However, the coporate vision is much different than that of the teachers, assistants and staff working with the children in the centers.

Medical benefits are UNAFFORDABLE and some make just a few dollars over the max allowable income to receive medicaid, not easy to take a day off or even half a day, schedule changes daily (too many calls at night to tell staff to come in at 6:30am), too much FORCED overtime with no pay for salaried employees (OT due to lack of staff, meetings or saturday trainings), many staff members are not educated in behavior management techniques used for preschoolers so they are yelling at kids all day, children are moved from room to room in order to stay in ratio but then they are not used to being in another class with different expectations for behavior causing major frustration in the child. Centers do not have a school wide beh mgt policy which makes life very complicated.

Advice to Management

FIRE teachers who do not understand the curriculum or who are unwilling to follow the rules. Hire competent teachers and assistants.

Other Employee Reviews for Brightside Academy

  1. "family advocate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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