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La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Very Low Pay, as compared to other similar jobs (in 29 reviews)

  • The pay is really poor for the amount of work you do (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Caring company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They care about the families and the staff. The curriculum is great for all ages! We now have iPads in all the classes to keep parents updated-and now we even have cameras. They Help with cost of continuing your education.

    Cons

    Schedules can fluctuate.
    Benefit costs seem high.
    Pay is sometimes lower.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support teachers and management.
    Lower the cost of benefits: health insurance!


  2. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Specialist in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Food Specialist in Rocklin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have great hours and a boss who supports me and appreciates me on her team

    Cons

    pay isn't that great but hours are


  3. "Good company great ideas of education."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lunch provided.
    CDA paid for plus tuition reimbursement.
    Understanding of life and providing solutions
    Percentage off of childcare.
    Curriculum is fun and appropriate for children with availability to add own teaching experiences.

    Cons

    Pay is low but average to other centers.
    Getting more updates to the center almost non existent in some centers.
    Supplies can be hard to receive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Every center is very different, some way neglected to others I wish it would do away with the open floor plans very hard to teach in such a load environment. A great company in general and it gives a full understanding of early childhood education. Management and team members can really effect the atmosphere of a center. shed some light on managers to have empathy training of more serious issues then nagging a great employee about a tattoo on the wrist or having the Lapetite logo on a shirt. It's ok to look professional but it would be nice to give more incentives to low paid over worked employees that are the back bone of the company.


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  5. "Preschool teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional development
    Pushes/offers education programs for all ages of children.
    benefits are decent.

    Cons

    -transitions
    -labor hours are low full time is 30-32 hours..


  6. "Assistant Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    team oriented, variety, great families

    Cons

    sometimes hectic, expected to do jobs outside of my role at times


  7. "Children are lovely. This is not a job to retire at."

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

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

    Pros

    The families love their teachers. It is wonderful to watch the children grow and reach their milestones. I like that you can be creative with your classroom.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication from management. The career advancement depends on who is working. People don't want to let their job titles go. Ex: Team Lead

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more organization. Do not try to be your employees' friend before you are their boss.


  8. "Was great in beginning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Families are great and love the children. Staff are knowledgeable and willing to help one another when needed. Lead teacher very helpful with curriculum.

    Cons

    Pay not great. Parents pay alot but staff don't get good pay raises. PDD always the same not teaching what we need to deal with children in classroom.

    Advice to Management

    Increase our pay, make PDD more focused on what we actionally need in classroom, better train management and lower medical benefits.


  9. "Not a Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The kids are great. La Petite has some good programs, but can be improved.

    Cons

    Part-time employees are treated unfairly. There is a high turnover rate for a reason. Director wouldn't work with me on changing my schedule. Due to lack of medication and forced early morning shifts, I ended up in the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your part-time employees.


  10. "Mixed emotions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant to Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Assistant to Lead Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the students and families
    Curriculum always up to date
    Fun activities
    Training classes available

    Cons

    Sneaky
    Teeeible pay
    I had my 2 weeks put in and was fired 4 days prior to it being up because of a mistake the assistant director made. They didn't want to fire her so they fired me instead.


  11. "I loved it....at first"

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

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

    Pros

    The children are great and will make you happy to come in daily.

    Cons

    Curriculum for younger ages could definitely use some improvement. Management in my building lacks professionalism, attention to detail and compassion for their teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Be present for your teachers, develop and enhance their skills. Remain professional at all times



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