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Primrose School Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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  • Low pay for the amount of work required, as well as the quality expected (in 31 reviews)

  • No Benefits or option for benefits (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Really good co,pant to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relationships with the parents

    Cons

    Not much communication to one another


  2. "It was okay but it’s not the kind of Job you want to stay at long."

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Closed on Saturday and Sunday and you don’t work past 6pm. Never had a problem with taking days off. Never had a problem getting my paycheck.

    Cons

    Environment wasn’t the best. Discipline was bad. They took the bad kids in so we had to deal with them.

  3. "Rewarding and exciting"

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    Current Employee - Staff Support in Worthington, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Support in Worthington, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    flexible schedules, friendly and supportive staff, management team is very understanding and easy to talk to, franchise owners truly appreciate the staff and will move mountains to accommodate a teacher's needs if it's within their power.

    Cons

    parking spaces are a bit limited during busy times of the day. sometimes it can be difficult to find an open spot but there's a bank close by if our lot is full.


  4. "Fun at first, but quickly turned into a downhill job."

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Peoria, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Peoria, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typically nice staff, good kids, decent sized classrooms, nice parents, safe security system, they are located in a pretty safe neighborhood.

    Cons

    Rude management, too much drama, minimum work ethic, horrible curriculum, hardly any raises, make you feel replaceable, no training when you start, fencing around playgrounds are rotting.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to start acting like management and get off their phones


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Really good, quality curriculum to work with; Fun, knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work required, as well as the quality expected. Corporate has a poor understanding of the environment of the classrooms, and does not know how to communicate effectively with teachers and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Make staff feel appreciated and like work and effort is important


  6. "It is an excellent teaching experience for teachers."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent curriculum and approaches to learning. Good reputation and training for teacher preparation. Low ratios if not maxed out. Flexible hours as long as there is staffing. Dress code and uniform allows personal expression within owners’ discretion. Overtime is time and a half pay, and if ratios are high then the likelihood of overtime is high and common.

    Cons

    Filling spots for money and impeding small ratios. Despite expensive tuition, the pay is way below projected salary for experienced and educated teachers. Hourly pay. Cannot take personal time off until a year with the company. Working with ratios means that when teachers do not show up, those who do are expected to stay (per law, but inconvenient for those with families, transportation limitations, etc.). It is also inconvenient when staffing is young and inexperienced so they do not take the job seriously, and are not in full attendance.

    Advice to Management

    Behavior children need to be removed from the class if they are a detriment to others’ learning - regardless of the income they produce. With a reputation such as the one the schools carry, the curriculum meets those standards and those spots will be filled. Also, when there is clearly a learning disability that is going undiagnosed and or untreated, it is unfair to expect the teachers to teach and move those children up if they do not have the experience and if the child is not ready. Please hire more teachers with educational backgrounds as they have the knowledge and most likely the experience to assess - and in doing so, please consider what they have to say about student abilities.


  7. "All about the money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    The people are very kind

    Cons

    They only care about the money coming in

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees

  8. "Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    I loved the company and the people I worked with were always helpful

    Cons

    I didn't experience any


  9. "Amazing staff and administration!"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Upper Arlington, OH
    Former Employee - Teacher in Upper Arlington, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Truly a family environment. Administration cares so much about their staff and staff cares so much about the children.

    Cons

    Days can be long and repetitive in a small classroom. Not much discipline for children.


  10. "Horrible management, great business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Great values, you can really get a different type of experience working with kids here.

    Cons

    Tge management is horrible, and the ratios are worse. Tgey only follow protocol when it's good for them.

    Advice to Management

    Clean it up!


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