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Primrose School Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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  • "Low pay for the amount of work required, as well as the quality expected" (in 38 reviews)

  • "No Benefits or option for benefits" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primrose School part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work and place for kids to learn.

    Cons

    there is no cons to working at primrose.


  2. "If you are a certified teacher, stay away."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    lesson plans are done for you, class sizes are reasonable

    Cons

    Owners can make or break the atmosphere of the entire building. Lack of time off. (holidays etc.)

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Recommends

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Professional, trustworthy, clean, good pay, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    More team interactions, the facilities can be big and you’ll never see your co workers
    Management, it depends on who you get that makes the experience!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teachers! Make them feel appreciated as much as possible! That’s what makes them want to stay.


  4. "Amazing and Supportive Women to work with"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. understanding management
    2. Kind staff

    Cons

    poor salary
    weird work hours offered

    Advice to Management

    higher pay more reliable employees


  5. "Depends on owners"

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    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I liked working with the kids.

    Cons

    Mangament is very rude, abrasive and condescending.
    They act like they care about you saying "We're Family" but its all a big lie.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking down on your employees as if you are better than them and listen to their input. Empathy would be nice but mostly management needs some kind of sensitivity training or something, I've worked for multiple locations with this company and every management team is the same way.


  6. "Amazing Owner makes Primrose Great!"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Educator in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing owner Rob Parsons, really values each employee and values us as educators. Always has our backs. Offers complete benefit package plus contribures towards it, reasonable salaries, great atmosphere!

    Cons

    Not much other when Primrose Corporate comes out

    Advice to Management

    Small but helpful leadership team. Always willing to help educators when called.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate offices have a lot to learn about classrooms"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Primrose School (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Prewritten schedule

    Flexible hours
    Working with kids

    Cons

    Prewritten curriculum that doesn’t change from year to year. In 4 yr preK and 3 yr preschool it is age appropriate. However in younger age groups it wants you to teach above their understanding. That age needs more concrete learning and less abstract. Art projects are the same every 8wks.
    They talk about having a whole food diet provided but as most of their facilities are franchises they buy the cheapest possible processed foods. Mostly frozen “meat” products that are more filler than actual meat.

    Advice to Management

    Actually spend time in classes
    If teachers are complaining about a child’s behavior being abnormal at 2 listen because by the time they get to prek or kindergarten their behavior is out of control. Make a zero tolerance on inappropriate behavior and guess what you’ll still have clients you’ll still make money and you’ll have a good reputation. Don’t be money hungry and have your staff deal with the consequences.

  8. "Great management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management was flexible and open.

    Cons

    Some coworkers were unpleasant and not likeable.


  9. "Infant school teacher"

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    Former Employee - Infant Teacher in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Infant Teacher in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teacher team work was good, high teach student ratio, great curriculum and resources, very attentive and communicative supervisors.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Love Love Love this school. Wonderful Kids and Staff. Great Management"

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    Former Employee - Toddler Teacher in Savage, MN
    Former Employee - Toddler Teacher in Savage, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You feel like home when you are at this place. Kids and families are welcoming. Wow the curriculum and the structure of the day will blow your mind. I am only leaving to continue to college. But will definitely seek this place out once I am done. The lesson plans and the activities are planned from Primrose. The ratios are outstanding for children to teachers even in toddler room they maintain 4 children to 1 teacher. Which is unheard of. With three teachers in the classroom I was well supported by a great cohort

    Cons

    Not really a con. But the place is high paced. If you think toddler room is the walk in the park. It is not. It is a busy place

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work in helping teachers achieve their career goals