Great company at its core, but frustrations abound
Teacher (Former Employee) – Utah – March 24, 2017
At its core, Bright Horizons is a great company with benefits that are hard to find in the early childhood field. Bright Horizons' mission focuses on teaching children in a developmentally appropriate way and the company strives to treat all people with fairness and respect. The children and their families are always the highlight of this job. Unfortunately, recently there has been an increasing focus on money for the business which seems to have overtaken the focus on the children. There is little to no flexibility offered for the staff and it is hard for teachers to get their work completed during business hours. Taking home work and supplying classroom items are to be expected with the teacher job title, but the pay from Bright Horizons doesn't come near that of a public school teacher and prep time is now considered an unnecessary luxury by the company. The work is fun and rewarding, but it seems nearly impossible to maintain a work life balance with the current work model. Hopefully the company will get back on track because it is formed on excellent values and has the potential to be a leader in the early childhood field if it regains its focus on the children and valuing its staff.
Children and their families, fun and creative job, decent benefits, accepting atmosphere
Low pay, lack of flexibility, high expectations, increasing emphasis on making money over focusing on children