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"Decent job with downfalls"

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

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

Pros

Some of the other teachers were very nice and looked out for you.
At first the bosses seemed to care about you and how you were doing.
The bosses did check in every two weeks to see how you were doing and made sure that you went to many training's.

Cons

The company itself did not care.
The building wasn't in the best condition.
The parents were rude at times and the children were abusive to the staff.
At times management did not step in when needed.
They worked you to the last minute they could and at times would keep you over.
The windows could not open which is a fire hazard.

Advice to Management

They need to be more understanding about their employees and their needs. They also need to check on more often and help in stressful situations. They also need to hire people and not wait till the last minute to do so.

Other Employee Reviews for Brightside Academy

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great in theory, but glad to be gone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is rewarding when you think about who you are doing it for. The kids.
    There are some talented people working for the organization.

    Cons

    Overall there's a real lack of structure within the organization and a very high turn over that puts a greater strain on already strained resources. Poor Compensation, Poor leadership and management, overall unprofessional work environment, and disproportion workloads.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A nightmare"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaching underprivileged children and seeing them learn is always a wonderful experience. Planning is done according to the common core standards and the curriculum is creative.

    Cons

    Horrible corporate management. No teacher support. Students are not evaluated before they are allowed in to the center. Many are emotionally disturbed and abusive. There are many cases of neglect and child abuse. If a child is violent and abusive, and a disruption to your class, the corporate office offers NO support. The child can still continue to come to the class, and the RTI process is lengthy and a JOKE. Not to mention, the parents are in denial about their children needing help. It's bad enough that some of these children have to witness horrible things in their neighborhood and at home, but there is no safe haven here in the classroom. By not giving these disturbed children the help and services they need, they allow other children to witness their violent episodes and put them in danger while allowing their learning to be disrupted. It is sad. They don't care about helping them. They would much rather get the money for these kids even though they so desperately need help! There is no "education" here at Brightside They are contributing to the problem in urban communities, not making it better. As a certified teacher, I am disappointed. I would never send my child to a place like this.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!

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