Kindercare

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Kindercare Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.3 173 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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    Underpaid teenagers doing a bad job

    Lead Infant Teacher (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    Prosi cant think of any

    Consminimum wage attracts teenagers who don't care, i would never put my kid in daycare after working here.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay a good salary to attract adults with experience and education

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

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    Unmotivated teachers, terrible salaries, lots of turn over.

    Lead Teacher (Former Employee) Kalamazoo, MI

    ProsIt's a great place to meet the occasional like-minded motivated teacher. They provide free continuing education. They have forced me to expand my creativity.

    ConsCorporate stifles any real creativity at every turn. I've seen teachers be borderline abusive toward children and management turns a blind eye. Pay is abysmal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your teachers to flex their creative muscle. Consider raising average teacher salary.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Teachers were very hard working and dedicated

    Teacher (Former Employee) Corona, CA

    ProsI enjoyed working with my co teachers , they were very friendly and helpful

    Consmanagement never appreciated the teachers hard work and dedication, it was just give n give n give, in return very low pay and raise of few pennies every couple years.

    Advice to Senior Managementlittle appreciation here and there will do a distance, will have many good teachers stay with company with little more pay and raises ever year

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    horrible

    Lead Teacher (Former Employee) Harrison, OH

    Prosokay pay, great coworkers, set curriculum

    Consterrible management, always understaffed, difficult to take off even in emergency situations

    Advice to Senior Managementcare about your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unacceptable

    Teacher (Current Employee) West Windsor, NJ

    Prosworking with children
    coworkers are friendly

    Conswork-life balance
    long hours
    horrible pay
    unprofessional
    hostile work environment
    underappreciated
    no supplies/materials
    expect to work during blizzards
    high teacher turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you expect your teachers to meet the standards held for public school teachers then you must pay them as such. Ratios are never maintained, teachers are constantly under so much stress and run down that they are crying and getting ill on a daily basis and still expected to give 150%. I was literally vomiting at work one day and could not stand and the director told me I better get myself together real fast so the parents aren't put off by me being there sick, yet she told me if I left I would be terminated. I could go on and on and none of it is good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Unprofessional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHermitage TN center is not good at all. Bad management!!!!

    ConsA lot of favoritism
    Management not good at all

     

    Job was exciting and rewarding. Poor management style

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFast paced, like owning your own business

    ConsA lot of stress for Center Directors and not well paid

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake honest care of Center Directors and invest in Training!

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    Mangement doesn't care about employees

    Teacher Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsParents are very nice children are very cute

    ConsYou can't go to the bathroom when needed. Mangement treats employees unfairly. And pay
    is aweful.. the company doesn't care about employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees fairly and give staff bathroom break

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst job ever!

    Lead Teacher (Current Employee) Kent, WA

    ProsThe Pros of this job would be having the weekends and holidays off.

    ConsThere are so many Cons to this job I really dont know where to start! Low pay, rude management, work 7:30 am to 6:00pm, High teacher to child ratios, fake, phoney, they tell you to lie to parents, all they care about is numbers and money education and the childs needs are at the bottom of the list.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your staff more and treat them with respect and you wont have such a high turn over rate.

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    Not the best company to work for

    Assistant Director (Current Employee)

    ProsThe families, children, and staff (not to include management)

    ConsManagement does not care for employees, upper management pushes unrealistic deadlines, nothing you do will be enough, very unappreciative management

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect and appreciate employees

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

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