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La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated February 8, 2018
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La Petite Academy CEO Barbara J. Beck
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Pros
  • I love working with children and my job work around the time I have to go to school (in 18 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 35 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Teacher in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Master Teacher in Mishawaka, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always offering new opportunity to learn. Management works with us the best they can and always cares. Love the events we offer parents!!! Educational with follow through.

    Cons

    Everyone does the best we can.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good Work!!!

  3. "Teacher Assitant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Petite Academy part-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with, teaches love the kids in their care

    Cons

    very low pay, never leave on time


  4. "Preschool Assistant teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and fun environment, good benefits, get to work with adorable kids, opportunity for growth, get to be creative, consistent schedule

    Cons

    Average pay, very strict with overtime


  5. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging with children and helping the teachers and children reach their full potential. Great curriculum that is user friendly and both seasoned teachers as well as new teachers can utilize and implement in the classroom

    Cons

    While I get it’s a business, it’s a child centered business. We need to continually put the best interest of the children first. If we do that then the money will follow. Additionally some of the practices being used in regards to save money, save labor, save costs create a negative work environment and frustrates teachers to the point they leave.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the customer service side and the best interest of the children to come first. I promise you the business side will benefit from that. But when staff and parents are feeling like the business side is first it makes them feel not as important as they truly are


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Kids Bad Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love my children and the parents that I work work.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized

    Teachers receive very little help/support from director

    Pay is not comparable to the amount of work you are expected to complete

    High staff turnover rate

    Do not expect to leave at your scheduled time


  7. "Experience at LaPetite"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some perks and gifts given from management.

    Cons

    A little disorganization on management's part, perhaps due to having to run things through corporate level

  8. "Not the best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with great kids, snacks each day for the kids, lesson plans for the kids

    Cons

    Did not have the best experience, the place was unorganized and unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the staff and pay more


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Tyrone, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Tyrone, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pro's would be the dedication some of the teachers have.

    Cons

    Management is not trustworthy, some teachers are awful and need to seek anoth field of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and hire new, caring, and skilled management and employees.


  10. "Not the Best Place"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a steady paycheck and weekends off

    Cons

    Poor management
    Very little work-life balance


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