Brightside Academy Employee Reviews about "working with children"

Updated 27 Apr 2020

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Brightside Academy  Chief Executive Officer Martin Handler (no image)
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brightside Academy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to work with children who you will love and team members who turn into family

    Cons

    Do away with the negative reinforcement!

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Head Start Teacher"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    Great experience working with children, parents and therapist. You are making a difference in children's lives and helping to give them their educational beginning.

    Cons

    Long hours, ratio challenges (sometimes we has to wait to clock in), year-round working... Few holidays off.


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    "Horrible"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Teaching children valuable life and educational skills. I was able to work with children who were in desperate need of a patient and kind teacher.

    Cons

    The assistant teacher position is actually a co-teacher position, you do the same work as the lead teacher and you make $5 less. It is advertised as a teaching assistant, which is completely innacurate. You will do ILPs, and documentation’s on students (most Lead’s give the assistant teacher half of the students to due documentation’s for). Due to the large classroom size (nearly 20 children for pre-school) just to be able to use the rest room you have to call for another teacher to stand in for you, causing you to oftentimes hold your urine etc. for an inhumane amount of time. Despite all of the mountains of professional paperwork, the Teaching Assistant is paid basically nothing. My lead teacher was violent, harassed and disrespected not only me, but the children and the parents, and nothing was done by HR or the director.

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    "lead teachrr"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Brightside Academy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with children

    Cons

    over worked and under paid

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    "Full time assistant teacher"

    2.0
     

    I have been working at Brightside Academy

    Pros

    Working with children Opportunity for growth within company.

    Cons

    Low pay. Long hours Needs better Management Low staff Difficult parents Alot of drama and gossip among staff members

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Confused!"

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightside Academy

    Pros

    Working with children that strive for your attention and need tlc.

    Cons

    Management does not know what they are doing. Over ratio all the time. Not enough teachers everyday. Dirty, even after lice, roaches, bed bugs. I was suspended, not even given a time frame, no one asked me my side of the story. They don't care about their teachers. Teachers working there with no fingerprints. Drama seems to be the topic of the day, not teaching the children. Kids being taken in without swipes, which means title 20 doesn't matter.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "In my experience I had a wonderful experience and it learn somethings new as you go."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    The best reason to work there is for the experience of working with children. If you have a love for children and are passionate about working with children.

    Cons

    The challenges are getting use to the children and their behavor.

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  8. "It feels like they try to sell you a dream but deliver a nightmare."

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightside Academy

    Pros

    Work with children Easy work Friendly coworkers Food available at the job

    Cons

    Extremely unorganized No support from administration Give information last minute Low pay for amount of things done Ignorant parents Horrible benefits Little room for growth

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