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La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Mon-Fri; working with children; (in 19 reviews)

  • Friendly and fun environment, good benefits, get to work with adorable kids, opportunity for growth, get to be creative, consistent schedule (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • very low pay, never leave on time (in 36 reviews)

  • Pay is not comparable to the amount of work you are expected to complete (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "I Love my school and LCG is an awesome company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefit packages that include 401k
    shows appreciation for staff
    encourages professional development
    promotes work life balance
    compensation is average but who is ever satisfied with their salary?
    fair and consistent treatment of all employees is a priority

    Cons

    None really, all good early educators understand that flexibility is key to working with children. Staff scheduling and salaries are based on student enrollment. If you want good hours and pay, you must work hard to contribute to your school team not be the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    La Petite Academy Response

    Dec 6, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We appreciate all that you do for our children and families!


  2. "Lead Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Merritt Island, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Merritt Island, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many growth opportunities. The company has a tuition assistance program. There are a variety of trainings throughout the year so you are always learning. It’s very rewarding to watch a child accomplish a milestone! Management is very easy to talk to if you have any questions or concerns. The benefits are good and include health insurance, 401k and paid time off.

    Cons

    The employee discount for childcare isn’t a lot for younger children. There are no other cons though. It’s a great company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    They’re great at Merritt Island FL!!! Keep doing what you’re doing!

  3. "School Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You make or break your own success with the company. Work hard and the possibilities are there to advance.

    Cons

    Ability to hire and retain high quality employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be organized and be a professional. If your not organized, you can't lead. If your not a professional, your staff won't follow you.


  4. "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the family-like atmosphere. I really feel valued as an employee. The company clearly values quality care for children.

    Cons

    Working with this company is highly structured. There is limited benefits for part-time employees. High turnover with children and staff.


  5. "Food Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is the family environment. The staff are very loving and warm toward each other and the kids in care.

    Cons

    This industry doesn’t pay well. The company doesn’t allow management to hire extra staff for occasions when teachers have to miss work for illness or other reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. "Lies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Discounted childcare
    Escalating discount
    Lifemart discounts

    Cons

    Manipulate people
    Underpaid
    Left out of ratio
    Uneducated and under qualified corporate management

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees than profit margins!


  7. "Cook"

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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 La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    The employees make you feel warm and welcome

    Cons

    There is serious lack of structure amongst management.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to have their employees backs.

  8. "Kids are great, Except management needs help"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    the kids are amazing and so are their families
    work weekdays and have weekends off
    you learn a lot with working with the kids

    Cons

    When it comes to an issue between you and another employee there is favoritism put in place


  9. "Lead Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Off all weekends and holidays

    Cons

    Horrible management,poor communication,constant lack of staff & huge overturn. You will be expected to work full shifts with minimum to no break time at all. You will be expected to attend monthly staff meetings with absolutely no notice. You will be micromanaged from every end of the company. You will be promised benefits including Medical Dental Optical and PTO but you will not be told that it takes months and months and months to acquire enough hours to actually obtain those benefits. You will be expected to prepare multiple activities and crafts with your children on a daily basis but the supplies to complete those activities will not be supplied as promised. You will spend out of pocket for something as simple as tape for your classroom.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your staff and parents are saying. The negative,not just the positive. Be proactive to improve the schools environment. Appreciate and build up your loyal staff.


  10. "Bad company"

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

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    Love to work with children

    Cons

    Crazy place , no control , so stressful and the manger say ok about something today and she comes tomorrow saying No

    Advice to Management

    The management staff need to be change cause unfortunately they know how to play the games with the customer


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