Kindercare

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Kindercare Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
230 Reviews
2.2
230 Reviews
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Kindercare CEO Elanna S. Yalow
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's a joy working with children and creating relationships with families (in 11 reviews)

  • Great families and children, very rewarding to watch the children grow (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover rate of teachers due to low pay (in 17 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Loved it here!

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Hoover, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Hoover, AL (US)

    I worked at Kindercare

    Pros

    The family environment and the educational values out forth really meant a lot to me as an educator and parent.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    KinderCare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    friendly co workers and director
    great pay
    room for personal growth

    Cons

    I have only been working here for a short amount of time but so far I have no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do a wonderful job making us feel safe and happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    OK place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transitional Kindergarten in Fremont, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Transitional Kindergarten in Fremont, CA (US)

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    Flexible with those that are still students.

    Cons

    If their enrollment is down then they will cut your hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Bridgeport, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Bridgeport, CT (US)

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    benefits, flexible hours, excellent lesson plans

    Cons

    huge corporate mentality, low wages

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Learning Adventures Speciatist

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    Current Employee - Reading Specialist in Paterson, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Reading Specialist in Paterson, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My job is Rewarding, Flexible and fun

    Cons

    Not a lot of holidays off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Very professional company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindercare

    Pros

    Great access to materials, directors are supportive, child to staff ratios kept well above required

    Cons

    Not being a lead teacher requires you to bounce class rooms. I'd prefer to stay in one room always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not fair with hours

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    Will cut hours without any notices and turn over is horrible

    Cons

    Working with the sweet innocents babies and the Parents are very welcoming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time Management

  9.  

    Is this the job for which I interviewed?

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hourly wage compared to other schools in my area. Benefit package delivers well for the money. A variety oof classroom materials and outdoor space. Co-workers who treat children kindly and respectfully.

    Cons

    Constantly changing work hours-both in and out of the clasroom for which I was hired. Consumable educatiinal materials are in demand and scarce. Training on Kindercare procedures is cursory and confusing. Support that DM stated was available for special needs within the classroom is non-existant. Children shifted around several times a day to keep ratios maxed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide which is priority...children and families or the bottom line.

  10.  

    Great co-workers

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA (US)

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with great women
    Parents and children were great.

    Cons

    Never could get a sick day, made me come to work sick wit fever.
    A lot of favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show LOVE for all your employees not just a select few.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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