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Primrose School Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  • "Low pay for the amount of work required, as well as the quality expected" (in 33 reviews)

  • "No Benefits or option for benefits" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "lead teacher"

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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

    great job to work for

    Cons

    N/a its just a great place


  2. Helpful (1)

    "TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Your coworkers are amazing and loving and you really feel like you have each other's backs.
    The emotional pay you get from raising and teaching the children is heart warming. The students are wonderful.

    Cons

    The management won't feel like family no matter how much they claim to be a family practice. (Excluding the owners)
    The pay is low as is any praise you might receive.
    New employees are trained by the other teachers, but this is an unsaid thing. If no one tells you how the place flows, you'll be ignorant until you make a mistake. You won't get paid any bonuses for training other employees. You will not get any pay raises unless you aggressively seek one out.

  3. "High Turnover Culture Despite High Standard for Child Care Practices"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Pflugerville, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Pflugerville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Easy full-time job to get with minimal experience
    -Food provided
    -Discount for children of staff
    -Can be fun if you enjoy working with kids
    -Seasonal staff events (paint night, movies, bowling, etc.)
    -Generally positive work environment
    -Variety of Uniform options
    -Ongoing professional development
    -Generally supportive management team

    Cons

    -Costly Benefits
    -Classrooms can be stressful/chaotic if not used to the field
    -Meh pay
    -Additional uniform attire can be costly
    -Long training period
    -Can be miserable depending on your teacher team

    Advice to Management

    Have a system to keep on top of hearing teachers' requests for assistance over the intercom. Maybe utilize quarterly semi-formal evals. Once a year seems too long a time for matters to go unchecked.


  4. "Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There aren't very many pros.

    Cons

    No chances for advancement
    Poor pay compared to the market


  5. "Best environment and benefits package in the industry"

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

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    The school offers subsidized group insurance (health, dental and vision), up to 3 weeks paid vacation, paid time off, 401k plan with matching contributions, annual tenure bonuses, annual profit sharing program, child care assistance, paid training and competitive salary. The environment is also professional, nurturing and happy with opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    The school runs a excellent program and the very best is expected from all the staff across the board. Unsure whether you can call this a "negative."


  6. "Quality education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    Great curriculum, welcoming staff, lots of extra events for kids to participate in, and loving teachers

    Cons

    Staff turnover is awful needs quality teachers to stay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is a great company to work for and it looks great to have worked for this company on your resume because of their reputation.

    Cons

    I didn’t like that there wasn’t enough room for teacher creativity in the classroom. Everything is laid out for you from lesson plans to daily schedules without room for the teacher to change anything. The lesson plan literally tells you what to say during circle time.

  8. "Kinder teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    kids
    curriculum
    some holiday breaks
    large classrooms
    good co-workers

    Cons

    hours
    gossip
    cleaning after every day


  9. "Lead Preschool Teacher"

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

    I worked at Primrose School full-time

    Pros

    The children and families were awesome, staff was pretty friendly, assistant teachers were always willing to help.

    Cons

    Pay wasn’t good, no benefits at all other than PTO, lack of communication with management, turn over was constant, little to no training for parent-teacher conferences.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your hard working employees, we will stay if you pay. $10 is not a livable wage for any adult with bills. Also, the lack of benefits is also a reason why turn over is constant.


  10. "I Really Miss It"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Apple Valley, MN

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

    Pros

    People, curriculum, environment. I left the Primrose School of Apple Valley, because I thought I may be happier if I made a little more money and worked closer to home. Boy was I wrong! I really wish I could go back to work there, but they don't need teachers in the age group I work with right now. Don't always think the grass is greener on the other side. Once you find a place you like, stick to it! I learned this the hard way.

    Cons

    High expectations, but this led to great things for the kids.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Thank you for taking the time to listen to your teachers.


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