CULTURE

We believe fostering a strong and unique culture and work environment benefits not only our employees but also enhances the quality of service we provide for children, families, lifelong learners and clients. Our culture empowers people to tackle the biggest challenges and opportunities and enables us to achieve the challenging goals we continuously set.

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Our ability to be successful in the global marketplace directly depends on attracting and retaining talented and skilled employees and keeping them fully engaged in our business. From hiring, career development, and compensation to safety and wellness, we are invested in creating programs and resources that enhance our workplace environment, our employee experience, and retain and engage our talent.
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What has kept me at Bright Horizons is the philosophy for education and the work environment. I work around such passionate educators, and I love that everyone has the drive for creating the best environment for children and the room to grow as an educator. Thanks to Bright Horizons for my bachelor’s degree!

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- Jessica, Lead Teacher

Bright Horizons Awards

Award Winning Culture

We are honored and proud to have a long track record of being named an employer of choice. While it is great to be recognized, it is more important to recognize that a strong and vibrant culture helps drive long-term success. We believe some of our recent awards and honors affirm we are on the right path, but this is a never-ending journey for Bright Horizons — we aim to foster an environment and culture where ALL employees feel a sense of respect, dignity, and belonging, and thrive in a meaningful way.

Recent awards include:

  • 2021 “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE Magazine (20x Recipient) 
  • 2021 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes
  • 2021 “Best Workplaces” in the United Kingdom
  • 2021 People Magazine Companies that Care
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Employee Engagement

Retaining and developing our workforce starts with our employees. For 20 years, Bright Horizons has listened to our employees through our regular surveys and forums. Understanding the employee experience, including evolving priorities, employee relations, compensation, flexibility, and career growth opportunities, is critical to our mission to remain an employer of choice.

During 2021, we surveyed employees to ensure that we continued to support their needs and focus on their priorities. This direct feedback enabled us to act on real-time information and, as a result, expand our benefits and compensation opportunities as well as develop additional benefit programs, including mental health and wellness supports.

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Internal Recognition at Bright Horizons

Internal Recognition

Bright Horizons has a long-standing tradition of acknowledging employees whose hard work and extraordinary dedication help us to accomplish our mission with the highest level of excellence. Through our many award and recognition programs, we honor the talents of dedicated, creative, and hardworking people who care passionately about children, families, and each other. By celebrating successes, acknowledging excellence, and appreciating outstanding contributions, we keep our culture thriving and our Bright Horizons family growing.

Our signature recognition program is the Bright Horizons Awards of Excellence This past fall we hosted over 100 virtual Awards of Excellence ceremonies and recognized hundreds of employees’ contributions.

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Better Together

At Bright Horizons, we know we are strongest when we work together. Our Better Together program provides opportunities for employees to socialize and celebrate as colleagues and for the unique individuals they are.

These relationships enhance the way we function in the workplace as well as the quality we bring to clients, children, and families. The goal is to support our mission, live our HEART principles, and ensure great places to work for every employee — in every center, school, department, and office — every day.

Better Together enable employees to connect to:

  • Join together in activities and problem-solving
  • Explore each other’s backgrounds and cultures
  • Inspire each other with different ways of thinking and new ideas

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A message from our CEO Stephen Kramer

A Message from Bright Horizons CEO Stephen Kramer regarding Brightening Lives Activities, providing clothes, hygiene kits, and other critical supplies for children in need.

Bright Horizons’ 'First Responders First'

ThriveGlobal.com shares the stories of six families across the United States who are finding solace through the 'First Responders First' child care hubs.

Bright Horizons Joins White House

Bright Horizons has teamed up with the White House to offer free child care to help Americans get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Bright Horizons Joins OneTen Coalition

Bright Horizons joined the OneTen initiative, committed to hiring one million Black Americans over the next 10 years.

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Bright Horizons Careers

Bright Horizons welcomes all employees to bring their whole selves to a career of passion, purpose, and possibilities. Visit our careers site to learn more about opportunities in our centers, our corporate offices, and our remote operations.

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