Brightside Academy Employee Reviews about "no pros"

Updated 5 Dec 2017

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  1. "awful"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    there are no pros to this place

    Cons

    I was threatened by parents, corporate and other teachers there. I was threatened because i was white by the parents. corporate didn't care. kids would come in high from their parents smoking, and no one batted an eye

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    Brightside Academy2017-12-05
  2. "Horrible"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time

    Pros

    No pros at all for this place

    Cons

    Horrible place horrible environment for kids and staff !!!

    Brightside Academy2017-07-24
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    "Pure hell"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One other teacher there was amazing and actually taught the children. Other than that there are no pros to say.

    Cons

    Management was a disaster. Always sitting in the office not caring. Teachers always out of ratio. Kids had no discipline and when you needed help with a problem child, management didn't care. Other teachers were so awful, never taught. Treated other teachers like crap. Saw some sleeping on the job. Absolutely the worst place I worked. And when corporate was told, everything was swept under the rug.

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    Brightside Academy2017-02-15
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    "Academy and Education Director"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Academy Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's no Pros for this company.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work that needs to be done to improve Brightside Academy. Currently, I do not encourage people who have a heart for the children to work at this company.

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    Brightside Academy2014-10-02
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    "If you have no standards, then this is the place for you..."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Brightside Academy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with inner-city kids can be difficult, but the reward comes when you see they are actually learning and are eager to do their homework and participate in academic activities. That's just my personal satisfaction, working at Brightside has no PROS!

    Cons

    1. The unfortunate ghetto parents are running the show...no matter how much we try to interact with the parents, the teachers suffer the consequences. 2. There is no support for teachers! A normal ECE day care would have at least 3 teachers...an after school program would have 1 staff member for 6-10 kids. That is not the case in Brightside, they always have teachers working or breaking one another for lunch. 3. The neighborhood these cites cater to in the Bronx are the worst. Parents as well as children have an unfortunate lack of respect for themselves and others. You will get hit by, cursed, spit on, or a death threat by a child at some point. 4. There is a lack of administration at the sites! They only come in for a few visits once a week or so. There is no one to voice your concerns and even if you do, nothing gets done about it. If you are concerned about a child's behavior, it doesn't matter because the parents are running the show and if they don't like what's being to their child, they are still going to bring them in the site. 5. In-service trainings are completely a waste of time as they do not reflect anything that we can do within our powers. They told us to change our curriculum as well other habits but Brightside is not going to provide us with the materials nor the support!!

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    Brightside Academy2013-02-18
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    "Brightside academy is one of the worst places to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Brightside Academy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No pros at all except for the lunch and super which I think is making the kids over weight

    Cons

    O Lord where should I start off, first they hire really ghetto people like seriously, the pay is not good, You have to do so much mop the floors, vacuum, teach the kids, design the classroom, take out the garbage, there’s see through windows so the parents can pop in anytime. It’s just ridiculous. For certified teachers this job is not worth your time and energy. Get another low paying job in another daycare not this and you’re going to be working with ghetto people in a ghetto neighborhood with directors who don’t appreciate your work and don’t understand your only human after a 9 hour shift including lunch with no pay it’s not worth your time and energy. The curriculum here is horrible the children don’t learn anything. PARENTS DON’T BRING YOUR CHILDREN INTO THIS DAYCARE. YOU WONT BE HAPPY.

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    Brightside Academy2012-12-17

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