I absolutely loved working with BH. The management at the particular center I worked at was fair. The staff was very supportive of each other and often times management could be on the same page. The hardest part of the Job was muti-tasking on hectic days when the teacher/child ratio was very low. One day I can recall 6 people having called out of work. The staff that was present had to really PULL together to cater to all the children in our care. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching how the children in your care transformed and grew on a daily basis. Working with children is highly rewarding!
Great moments to bond with Staff ( better together), room for growth and development within company
low teacher/child ratio often times, poor management
Daycare Teacher (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – February 4, 2016
Over all you learn something new every day and you grow from what you have learn, and watch the children you care for grow themselves. At times on the job the day is crazy, but I would never change it for the world. The team I work with is amazing and you always want to come to work. The management here is great very supportive and always have an open door policy.
Amazing place not only developing young minds but inspiring big hearts
Toddler Teacher (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 20, 2016
Everyday I get to work with amazing people who teach me new things. I get to encourage and enjoy the company of incredibly intuitive little minds, while watching the amazing process of growth. Even when the day seems out of control and stressful, there will always come a moment that fills me with laughter and carries me through to the end. The adults I work with also take joy in the amazing work we do. They are always willing to help and volunteer whenever needed. The management are incredibly understanding and flexible when it comes to work/life balance. I always feel welcomed and appreciated everyday.
Great Benefits, Welcoming Staff, Decent Work Hours
Associate Teacher (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 17, 2016
Most of the managers really care about the children, families, and employees. Children are put before everything else and the company really cares more about the individuals more than the logistics of the company. Hands down best company I ever worked for!
I took the job because of the benefits and moderate pay, in spite of the long commute for me. I didn't realize that I would be working with the biggest group of snarkiest women hellbent on proving something that I've ever met in my life. If you enjoy working with people who will run to the administrators with every minor thing they can find that you do wrong, work here. That's all I'm saying.
Child Care Teacher (Former Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – January 15, 2016
Working with children will take its toll on just about anyone. Working at Bright Horizons put me in some uncomfortable situations such as working with babies six months old. So, me not being a parent myself, it made things a bit weird.
Lead Teacher (Current Employee) – Greenville, SC – January 9, 2016
I have had a positive experience at Bright Horizons. I have learned many things and work with a lot of great people. What I have most enjoyed about Bright Horizons is the relationships that I have made with the children and their families. I proud myself on making myself always there for the children and their families.
Bright Horizons is a very organized workplace that prides itself on versatility and multi-cultural backgrounds. They constantly provide up-to-date training and monthly staff meetings that help to equip each associate with the necessary tools to perform each and every task at hand.
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience working at Bright Horizons; we definitely think that this is a great place to work and are so glad to hear you feel the same! Our goal is to make Bright Horizons feel like family to our employees so it is especially wonderful to hear that you felt at home. Thank you for your contributions towards making Bright Horizons such a special place for our children and families.
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Productive and Wonderful place to work
Quality Assurance and Mobile Tester (Former Employee) – Broomfield, CO – January 5, 2016
Well Structured setup and very interesting program about adult and Child care. Very friendly coworkers. Is testing clients requirements on making reservation on adult and Child day care.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – December 31, 2015
I used to love working here. The first 6 months were fine. However management treats you like bad They make promises they can't keep, they offer no communication. The lack of communication is not just between you and management but also management talking to each other. One manager would tell you one thing then when you asked another about it they wouldn't have a clue. There is absolutely NO consistency. You get a different schedule everyday telling you what time you go to lunch. One day you might got at 10 am, the next you might not go till after 3 pm. You can bring your complaints to management but it won't make a difference. The only reason I stayed as long as I did was because I loved my children, their families, and my co workers. By the time I left over half he teachers at the center had put in their notice or already left. From October to December over 16 employees had found new positions and resigned.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Bright Horizons is deeply committed towards ensuring a supportive work environment for all employees. We are sorry to hear that you have left the company without this impression. We do take concerns regarding management very seriously and are not sure if you were able to try and address your concerns with your Regional Manager or Human Resources Manager; however, if you would be willing to share more about your experience, we’d like to hear about it so we can address any issues directly. Please contact us at email@example.com.
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Horrible Director who played favortism
Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – December 30, 2015
Loved the group of ladies I worked with and the kids. The director had absolutely no idea how to run a daycare. The assistant director was amazing. I was truly hurt the way I,was treated while there.
Thank you for sharing your feedback. Bright Horizons is dedicated in our mission to care for children and families. In order to do this, we strive to create a positive environment for all our employees so they are supported and enabled to do their best at work; I am sorry to hear that this was not your experience and would like to ensure that your concerns are addressed. If you are open to sharing more specific details about your time at Bright Horizons, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I began my Bright Horizons career at a WONDERFUL center. The directors were lovely people who treated the families, the children, and their employees very well. It was a fantastic place to work, filled with positivity and warmth. I cannot say enough about how great the experience was at this center.
Unfortunately, my original center closed, leaving me with no other option but to move to another location.
I transferred to the Giralda Farms center and it was a horrible experience. The lead director was hardly there and speaking to her was not easy. She was very rude and had a tough time controlling her temper around the teachers and parents.
The assistant director barely knew the children's names. She was also rude and lacked the communication skills necessary for her to hold a leadership position. How either of these ladies got their jobs is beyond me.
The other teachers were lovely, despite working at such an inconsistent and harsh job environment.
The center barely had the right staffing for all of the students. The teachers had to work mandatory overtime for nearly a month. Our handwork did not seem appreciated, either.
During my time at this center, it was a revolving door of teachers. Many teachers were quitting because they felt that working at the center was nearly impossible. The parents noticed all of this, too, and were very vocal about their concerns. The children would just get used to a teacher before they would leave.
I was forced to leave because of family concerns, giving four weeks notice. During my final weeks there, I was not treatedmore... very well. They would barely speak to me or look me in the eyes. I felt that this was very immature, considering I gave plenty of notice, two weeks more than what is required.
It is a shame that the leadership is so poor at this center because the families and other staff members are very nice. While daycare, as a rule, does not pay very well, Bright Horizons is better than most. However, even if the pay was better, I doubt that anyone would stay because it is a very frustrating center to work at.less
Thank you for sharing this feedback. Bright Horizons is deeply committed towards ensuring a supportive work environment for all employees, as well as creating a great place for children and families. We are sorry to hear your personal experience was mixed and that you ultimately left without this impression. If you’re willing to share more about your experience, we’d like to hear about it so we can address any issues directly and ensure that Bright Horizons continues to be a great place to work. Please contact us at email@example.com.
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productive and great job security
Quality Assurance Liaison (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 28, 2015
Bright Horizons is a great place to work. They help with your work life balance. I have learned a lot of management skills. After being here nine years I think that this is a good start.