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Lightbridge Academy Reviews

Updated October 27, 2018
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Pros
  • "I definitely feel like I have a family at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Lightbridge cares not only about the children and families but also the staff and the company as a whole" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, there has got to be a balance" (in 3 reviews)

  • "I am encouraged to grow professionally but but I understand that only I am able to make my own professional growth happen" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Very warm and welcoming environment with the children always 1st. Always keeps the employees' best interest in mind."

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Eatontown, NJ
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Eatontown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Welcoming, loving, caring, fairly organized.

    Cons

    None that I can think of...maybe some slight trouble with scheduling.


  2. "Pretty good so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lightbridge Academy part-time

    Pros

    Friendly. Clean. Positive environment generally.

    Cons

    So many different responsibilities for the amount of pay.

  3. "Decent, but Room for Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lightbridge Academy part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were kind, parents and kids were very sweet, and everyone seemed to genuinely care about the kids' well-being

    Cons

    Staff did not adhere to policy as strictly as they should, scheduling was a bit chaotic and you never knew which room you'd be in

    Advice to Management

    While I understand the need to maintain ratios in every room, expecting every assistant teacher to be willing and able to change rooms whenever they are asked is a bit much. It might be better on the employees and the kids alike to have dedicated "floating" teaching assistants to keep the staff consistent.

    Also, you need to make sure that policy is followed for things like "back to sleep" for the non-mobile infants. It was corporate policy for a reason, and it was not always followed--some infants were *never* put on their backs to sleep, and that is dangerous.


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Off most holidays and weekends. The children make it easy to come.

    Cons

    Long hours, there has got to be a balance. I understand full time requirements but the hours if you close leave no time for work life balance.


  5. "Lead Preschool Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Garnet Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Garnet Valley, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Positive Administration
    Great leadership
    Helpful

    Cons

    None at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to build this great school


  6. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great kids and love the classroom environment

    Cons

    No room for career development

    Advice to Management

    Be considerate of individual needs of employees


  7. "A company that cares"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lightbridge Academy has always been a company that cares. The management teams are always vested in building relationships with their staff members, learning about their personal lives and celebrating their successes with them.

    Cons

    I live pretty far away from where I work and this adds an additional challenge to my work life balance.

  8. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Center Director in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Center Director in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The moral foundation and value system of this company is unlike any other I have worked for. They appreciate their employees, celebrate their successes, and support them to achieve excellence. I would never work for anyone else in childcare. We are all a family here.

    Cons

    Would like more PTO days and better hours.


  9. "Love this place!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Whippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff morale is at its ultimate high with positive team work, helping hands and on the job learning!

    Cons

    Increase in PTO days even after 5 years of working.


  10. "Amazing Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westwood, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westwood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for this company for almost 5 years now. I have never felt more appreciated and loved anywhere else that I have worked. We truly are a family here.

    They stand by their core values and treat all of the families and staff members as if we were their own family. The staff here has become family to me, and most have been here with me for all of the 5 years here. This company allows you to grow, and become your best self.

    Cons

    The benefits are very good, 401 k (where they match up to 5%), great health benefits etc. but the initial annual salary can be higher.

    Advice to Management

    To never lose sight of the core values, and continue to live by them. The core values are what make this company the best company to work for.