Kindercare

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Kindercare Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
25 Reviews
4.0
25 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Learning Adventures Speciatist

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    Current Employee - Reading Specialist in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Reading Specialist in Paterson, NJ

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working with the kids in a great learning enviornment

    Cons

    Management did not offer enough breaks

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  5.  

    I love interacting with the children and talking to parents.

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The kids are the best part of the day. They always let you know that you are appreciated.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are finding enough time in your day to get your curriculum done. Also, it is a high stress job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have really good management at my center so the only thing I would say we need is some perks like free lunch every once in a while.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - School Age Teacher in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - School Age Teacher in Lynnwood, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good intentions

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher I in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher I in Woodridge, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the children, always!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall OK place to work.

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    Current Employee - Lead Infant Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Lead Infant Teacher in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    The teachers truly do care about the children there.

    Cons

    High turnover rate of teachers due to low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The teachers work hard for the company, they need to be better paid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I love this company and wouln't go anywhere else!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    It's like a family if you pick the right one.

    Cons

    It's a corporation so get ready to follow a bunch of rules. No gray area.

  10.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Infant Teacher Assistant in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Infant Teacher Assistant in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Kindercare part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-workers, and a team work.

    Cons

    Not much of a raised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall great experience working for KinderCare

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    Former Employee - Twos Teacher in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Twos Teacher in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Working at KinderCare inspired me to go back to school and paved the way for my future. I learned a lot about working in a professional childcare facility during my time at KinderCare and I formed some very special bonds.

    Cons

    The branch where I worked was going through many transitions during my time there, which made it difficult to find consistency in leadership. However, I believe this can be the case with many childcare facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked more visuals/packets/guidelines on rules and procedures during the initial training, as well as reminders/guides throughout the facility. Things can get a bit hectic and busy during the day, so I think simple reminders/guides would help everyone follow procedures at all times--in turn helping the facility to be better run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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