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Primrose School Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • It was very low pay when the company makes a great amount of money per child (in 23 reviews)

  • No Benefits or option for benefits (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely organized"

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    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Holly Springs, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Holly Springs, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Primrose School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well organized and they train you extensively on policy and they inform you via monthly meetings. I can appreciate that so that everyone is well aware of upcoming events, and everyone's on the same page.

    Cons

    They expect roo much curriculum wise from the teachers, and put too much emphasis on how things appear. Everything is cookie cutter and they don't embrace individuality.


  2. "Lead Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Experience, lasting friendships and TONS of HUGS!!

    Cons

    If you are not a hard worker, this is not the job for you. Primrose is not a daycare, it is a private preschool that prides itself on quality care and early development of children.

  3. "Assistant infant/toddler teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, uses curriculum

    Cons

    Follow Primrose rules instead of state regulations, equipment not appropriate for children

    Advice to Management

    Don't pick favorite employees special treatment


  4. "Great Diverse Environment"

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    Former Employee - Infant Teacher in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Infant Teacher in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Open communication between teachers and management. There are teachers of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, it's a great place to learn about the child care business. The management always lets the teachers know when a walk through is going to happen of prospective parents.

    Cons

    The principal could be more involved in the classroom.

    Advice to Management

    The classroom duties and responsibilities could be distributed better among the teachers. Communication between the teachers and management about the classroom duties could keep the schedule running smoothly.


  5. "good environment"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Lutz, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lutz, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the manager it's a good place to work- good pay and they take care of employees

    Cons

    pay could be better with experienced employees


  6. "Current Employee Teacher Review"

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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

    It depends on the school/owners but I’ve had a great experience working for Primrose. The overall balanced learning approach is great!

    Cons

    Health insurance is pretty expensive and benefits aren’t the best but not the worst either.


  7. "Respect goes a long way"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Teacher in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the curriculum for babies all the way up to Kindergarten. I felt that the children were learning well and their parents were happy.

    Cons

    The environment among the staff and management was less than appreciated. It was not a very friendly environment as there was a lot of gossip. I felt a lot of judgement when I was new in my role. Management did not treat me with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly and look employees in the eye when speaking to them. Respond to questions calmly, even if you are unsure of the answer. Show staff that they are appreciated and they will naturally be more devoted and enjoy working for you. Also do not pay people off when there is an issue. Respect and showing staff that you are glad they are there will build morale.

  8. "Infant teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    get to work with kids

    Cons

    management is bad but bareable


  9. "Private Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    I had an amazing assistant

    Cons

    Sometimes curriculum requires some changes for it to be applicable or usable.


  10. "Not the worst place, but could be better based on its national ranking."

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    Former Employee - Infant Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Infant Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is better than some other schools. Free lunch is okay and saves money from having to go out and buy food for lunch.

    Cons

    Mandatory primrose clothing is quite expensive, and can easily take half of your paycheck trying to have enough clothing for work.

    Too many children in small classes is a fire hazard.

    Codes often go unanswered, especially the important ones. (Codes Mia, Molly, and Percy are THE most important codes and should ALWAYS be answered in a timely manner. NOT 15-20mins after it was coded)

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow more children to become enrolled if teacher:student ratios cannot be maintained per Primrose Ratio. Care more about the health, safety, education, and quality of your current students FIRST, before adding more children to your schools.


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