Kindercare

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Kindercare Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.3 174 reviews

31% Approve of the CEO

Kindercare CEO Elanna S. Yalow

Elanna S. Yalow

(39 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's a joy working with children and creating relationships with families(in 9 reviews)

  • Great families and children, very rewarding to watch the children grow(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover rate of teachers due to low pay(in 14 reviews)

  • Abusive Upper-Management especially at a regional level(in 9 reviews)

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    Needs help

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove the kids
    Guaranteed a laugh once a day

    ConsNot enough support or training

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the place as a stepping stone for people and not a lifetime career if you are not paying the teacher correctly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Substandard environment for teachers and students.

    Lead Teacher (Former Employee) Germantown, TN (US)

    ProsBeing able to provide a safe learning environment is the best part about working there. Teaching the children how to effectively interact with eachother and the world around them is incredibly satisfying.

    ConsIt is difficult to provide and maintain structure in the classroom as the director is continuously shuffling the students around in order to keep teachers off the clock.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus should be on hiring qualified, caring teachers who are capable of educating and caring for the students in the best most effective manner.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful

    School Age Teacher (Current Employee) Lynnwood, WA (US)

    ProsThe people are exceptionally nice and very helpful. They were welcoming and friendly to someone new to the state and job.

    ConsThere is not much room for growth in a daycare setting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good intentions

    Lead Teacher I (Former Employee) Woodridge, IL (US)

    ProsDiverse group of children
    Director really cared about the kids
    Get to inspire young minds

    ConsEmployee drama with all women
    Pay is a bit low but you can get raises

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the children, always!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall OK place to work.

    Lead Infant Teacher (Current Employee) Omaha, NE (US)

    ProsThe teachers truly do care about the children there.

    ConsHigh turnover rate of teachers due to low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe teachers work hard for the company, they need to be better paid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Under appreciated

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove the families and children.

    ConsUnder paid, under valued, over worked.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Boss`

    Assistant Director (Former Employee) Memphis, TN (US)

    ProsI loved working with the kids, they were what truly made the job enjoyable.

    ConsMy boss was horrible. She was more concerned about numbers than the children. She would have me make her food from the kitchen and then get mad if anyone else did the same. If we put coffee out for the parents, staff was not permitted to drink it. If someone else covered for you on your day off, you were still responsible for their actions. The extra learning classes (spanish, cooking) never happend like they were supposed to, parents paid extra for these classes but because of poor scheduling, an entire class would receive the class because I had to do it for everyone not just the few who paid for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the children and get better management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Keep Looking

    Kindergarten Teacher (Former Employee) Folsom, CA (US)

    ProsThe children. Thats about it. No one goes into preschool education thinking that its going to be easy or lucrative, but the best thing from the day is the children -- if only teachers of the youngest were appreciated.

    ConsI left because of the lack of timing payment of overtime. when you make so little, that extra is essential in making ends meat. It was not a warm place to work, but rather you felt the stress of a corporation EVEN though the focus should be the children.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your teachers without talking about the monetary bottom-line you have to deal with. If you didnt make your enrollment quota, then support your teachers not share the administrative pressures on them. Its poor management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing

    Co Lead Teacher (Current Employee) Sterling, VA (US)

    ProsGreat kids, co-workers, mgt, good pay, fun environment

    Consswitching your schedule some days. For instance, I usually worked from 9-6 but sometimes I would have to pull a different shift.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider paying lead teachers a bit more. Especially, since they are writing lesson plans.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Many Pros and Many Cons

    Lead Teacher (Current Employee) Niskayuna, NY (US)

    ProsStudents are wonderful. Some staff is supportive.

    ConsHigher level management. Limited ability to move up in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within. Support staff. Listen to our concerns and tailor staff development to their needs, not the same thing every time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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