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Updated Jun 28, 2022

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2.7
32%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
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La Petite Academy CEO Mark R. Bierley
Mark R. Bierley
86 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Staff was friendly and helpful(in 30 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers and families.(in 28 reviews)
  • "Good Benefits and 401K matched at %4(in 24 reviews)
  • "Great people and everyone truly cares about the kids.(in 21 reviews)
  • "The children and families and co workers I also enjoy having weekends off(in 10 reviews)
Cons
  • "The pay is low and they ask way too much of you(in 115 reviews)
  • "Poor management and sneaky business behind closed doors(in 84 reviews)
  • "Barely get any time off.(in 17 reviews)
  • "long hours if your full time(in 14 reviews)
  • "No raise or review in 3 years.(in 11 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Room for growth

    Apr 18, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits Room to grow with company

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Underpaid but overall alright

    Jun 28, 2022 - Lead Teacher in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    La Petite is an excellent facility where everything is clean and you have access to all materials you need. Management overall is good and coworkers are friendly. Not really that difficult of a job.

    Cons

    High turnover due to low wages. Staffing shortage.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Job

    Jun 27, 2022 - Preschool Teacher in Oceanside, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They provide all information and training needed to be as best of a teacher that you can be.

    Cons

    There is a uniform policy.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    An Alright Job Somtimes

    Jun 21, 2022 - Assistant Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Managers will communicate often if you communicate too -Will be flexible if you're in college

    Cons

    -There can be a good amount of gossip -Coworkers can make the environment hostile -You sometimes have to continue pushing urgent issues to get people to listen

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Do not risk your well being for this company

    May 23, 2022 - Preschool Assistant Teacher in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You know you are needed

    Cons

    This is more of a factory than a daycare or preschool. We were almost always above ratio, meaning there were too many kids per adult, and it caused so much stress (and was illegal). It was only chaos and mess. It’s not about the experience for the children or the skills of the teachers, it’s just about keeping the kids alive until pickup (because all that mattered was as money). The worst part was how unwell I felt emotionally/mentally every single day- it was the worst working environment I’ve ever experienced. There was gossip, backstabbing, and a huge lack of support from management. I’ve never been in so much physical pain from a job either, since we were pushed much further than we should have. I would not recommend this company for any employee.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Stressful

    Jun 8, 2022 - Lead Preschool Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cheerful kids that I get to see everyday

    Cons

    Always short staff, can’t seem to keep teachers here. Sometimes we don’t get breaks. Very overwhelming

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    N/A

    May 28, 2022 - Lead Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Co workers were awesome to work with lots of communication Sweet kids

    Cons

    If you need another teacher because you are struggling but in ratio they won’t help you. Pay rate isn’t so great No overtime means 2 hour breaks everyday because they want you to be there all day Short staffed all the time

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Jun 11, 2022 - Assistant Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It has a friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get a day off.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great stepping stone

    May 23, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Family oriented Good hours Two days off every weekend Room to move up if that’s what you want

    Cons

    We had two directors walk out You’re not likely to be in one classroom you WILL be all over the school in every classroom Pay is minimum wage Benefits are ok at most Management isn’t flexible for a global pandemic

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Overall good

    Jun 8, 2022 - Child Care Worker 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There was Flexibility. Rewarding to teach children

    Cons

    Pay was low. Very high ratio

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La Petite Academy Reviews FAQs

La Petite Academy has an overall rating of 2.7 out of 5, based on over 771 reviews left anonymously by employees. 32% of employees would recommend working at La Petite Academy to a friend and 33% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -15% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, La Petite Academy employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at La Petite Academy. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

32% of La Petite Academy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated La Petite Academy 2.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.8 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at La Petite Academy to be career development, coworkers and the cons to be culture, benefits, management.

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