La Petite Academy Reviews | Glassdoor

La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated November 18, 2018
412 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
La Petite Academy CEO Barbara J. Beck
Barbara J. Beck
117 Ratings

412 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Mon-Fri; working with children;" (in 16 reviews)

  • "The Kids are great and there are many fun activities to do" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "very low pay, never leave on time" (in 43 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "I liked working here as a lead teacher!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in New Lenox, IL
    Former Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in New Lenox, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had okay benefits and the pay was about average

    Cons

    Worked more than 40 hours some weeks.

    Advice to Management

    They did a great job!


  2. "teacher/float"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher/Float in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Teacher/Float in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work, great work enviroment

    Cons

    some of the staff wants your help but when you need help they are to busy

    Advice to Management

    nothing to add they are doing great

  3. "Toddler Teacher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, lots of support from directors and corporate

    Cons

    Some days are slower than others, some co-workers didn't get along


  4. "Amazing concept, poor execution"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    The hours: 6:30 AM to 6 PM
    Weekends off
    Holidays
    PTO
    Full-time employees can opt to receive benefits, including vision and dental
    Competitive pay
    They will help you receive your CDA or ECE
    Opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Management drops the ball
    High turn-over rate with employees and enrollments
    Breaks are 15 minutes or not there on any given day
    Very expensive for enrolled families
    Favoritism between employees
    Not the most flexible with scheduling
    Working with mostly women, there can be a lot of drama and gossip

    Advice to Management

    Better checks and balances system. More involvement from corporate office with employees.
    Ability to have confidential conversations with management and it stay confidential.


  5. "So Far SO GOOD!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in West Chester, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, no drama,

    Cons

    Cut hours unexpectedly and benefits tend to come with a fairly major BUT even though are benefits are decent

    Advice to Management

    My manager has made every single soul feel welcome and accepted. we feel like we can talk to her too.


  6. "Not family oriented"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great hours, work with cute kids.

    Cons

    Never allows any wiggle room for doctors appointments


  7. "assistant teacher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI

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

    Pros

    friendly, caring, hard working , promotes safety

    Cons

    can get hectic with kids

  8. "Great job if you love kids"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    The kids! Watching them grow and learn new things
    Great teamwork at my center. Everyone gets along and jumps in to help whenever needed.
    My director and management team are hands on and involved and jump in to help whenever needed.
    My director is very approachable and is there
    The families, most of them, are nice and appreciative of what we do

    Cons

    Sometimes we get so busy that we may have to wait for a little bit to go to the restroom.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Thanks for being handson


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nope"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    Great parents, decent paid time off for full time

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They have no concerns for the well being of the teachers, or the kids for that matter. They are about cramming as many kids in for profit, despite what it does to the quality of care and education. There are blatant issues of favoritism. Constant promises of resolutions to work isssues that will never be fulfilled.


  10. "Great Opportunities!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up is always available

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest


Showing 412 of 415 reviews
Reset Filters