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Primrose School Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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  • "Low pay for the amount of work required, as well as the quality expected" (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The childre - it’s such a joy seeing them grow up. We’re their parents away from their parents!

    Cons

    pay is not great but the children make up for it.


  2. "Lead teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Great school to teach at.

    Cons

    Never enough teachers for the afternoon.

  3. "After School Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primrose School part-time

    Pros

    Very organized and professional, the best chain-based childcare company to work for.

    Cons

    No freedom in the classroom


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Has potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Consistent schedule
    Weekends off
    Paid time off after 1 year

    Cons

    Director/owners micromanage and can ruin experience
    Frequently understaffed
    A lot is expected without support ( unrealistic expectations with provided resources)
    Will ask you to take on more without paying you


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a really great company- both to work and send your child to. The teachers at my school really loved and cared about each child. The curriculum was advanced but taught in such great ways.
    Monday-Friday 6-6 (schedule varies)
    Holiday pay
    No sick days but generous vacation after 1 year of employment
    Received a $3 per hour raise after 6 months (of good, hard work)

    Cons

    Management was a little scattered at times. Often played favorites. Training was minimum, so you either float or sink. No sick days- which is not good considering you're around sick children.
    No raises given unless asked.
    A lot of work for little pay.
    Often times over ratio.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees- don't play favorites. Pay employees for the hard work that they do.


  6. "Excellent place to work, room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Office Support
    Current Employee - Office Support
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Great owners, room to grow within company, great curriculum and corporate backing

    Cons

    Lack of staffing from time to time, but that is normal for this type of job


  7. "good for people who don't need a lot of income"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    kids are great, most coworkers friendly, work culture is okay and teamwork oriented at times

    Cons

    some employees really mean to kids, some super hard to work with, high turnover rate, some employees make really racist comments about the parents/kids right in front of kids, management has a major "us vs them" attitude about employees at times

  8. "It’s okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Children are cute. Staff are nice.

    Cons

    Being moved from class to class

    Advice to Management

    Hire more teachers


  9. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    good training tools, curriculum is solid and rooted in educational research

    Cons

    Having to fill in the classroom when teachers call out.

    Advice to Management

    Allow floaters at all times during the day so if a teacher does call in sick, their class will be covered.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Cute kids, learn about child education.

    Cons

    Management, stressful, high turnover rate.