Goodstart Early Learning Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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3.6
72%
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83%
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Goodstart Early Learning Chief Executive Officer Julia Davison
Julia Davison
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "They also provide great professional development to Educators(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lots of centres, ability to move around(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "different centres have different people(in 13 reviews)

  • "Management need to listen to employees rather than just directors and area managers(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Professional support for career development

    Cons

    So far no any cons

  2. "dont konw where to begin"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educator in Adelaide

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    met some friendly workmates and families

    Cons

    unrealistic expectation, very little non contact time, poor work life balance, felt unsupported


  3. "Long Term Opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Centre Director in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great centre teams Beautiful Learning Environments

    Cons

    Inconsistent Communication Too many chiefs and not enough Indians

  4. "Child first company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Support for employees at all career stages

    Cons

    Too much hierarchal processes and reporting structure. As well as new changes every year

  5. "Great job turned into my worst job based on national leadership"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    If you are a teacher you get 50% off childcare fees

    Cons

    The toxic management, misinformation, and lying that I experienced from national managers which led to many great people leaving turned it into the most toxic work environment I have ever worked in.

  6. "Great Company to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Centre Director in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Diversity in Children, Educators and families

    Cons

    Company should be closed for the 5 days over Christmas period.

  7. "High Expectations"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Group Leader in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not for profit, great working team, plenty of training opportunities

    Cons

    Too many expectations/changes too quickly. Yes it’s to improve practice but too much at once

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  8. "Well resourced"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Childcare Educator in Mont Albert North
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good team, well resourced, offers flexibility.

    Cons

    Each centre differs a lot from one another depending on manager. Not enough hours.

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  9. "Not for profit? But also not for children!"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Educator in Melbourne

    I have been working at Goodstart Early Learning full-time

    Pros

    Very Established Brand, with a head office

    Cons

    Not sure they always put the children first. Paperwork is priority.

  10. "Supportive work environment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Early Childhood Educator in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Goodstart Early Learning part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Pay was ok. Well resourced.

    Cons

    Not enough shifts. High staff turnover.

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