The Goddard School Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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The Goddard School President & CEO Joe Schumacher
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Pros
  • The families and children you get to meet (in 8 reviews)

  • Great families and kids are fooled in this place (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Doesn't pay very well for the amount of work put into it (in 9 reviews)

  • Lead Teachers have A TON of work to do and do not always get the support they need to do it (in 9 reviews)

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  1. The Goddard School

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School

    Pros

    Amazing experience teaching children and enriching lives

    Cons

    Low Pay for hard working hours


  2. Lead teacher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - the school I worked at attracted affluent parents who invested in the school
    - making a difference in kids life
    - curriculum guidance

    Cons

    - independently managed
    - expected to work off the clock

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should audit and manage local schools


  3. Love my Job!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at The Goddard School

    Pros

    -the children are great
    -co workers are awesome
    -hours are good
    -always doing fun new things for the kids
    -summer program is busy but extremely fun

    Cons

    -no benefits
    -no paid time off
    -should have more meetings so that teachers and management could be on same page
    -management can sometimes be rude
    -should properly train before instead of letting people learn by making mistakes then getting mad at them for it
    -should properly train in lesson planning


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  5. Business Support

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    Current Employee - Consultant, Business Ops Specialist in College Park, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant, Business Ops Specialist in College Park, GA

    I have been working at The Goddard School (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. The families are awesome and staff personal are great to work with.

    Cons

    No benefits for staff personal and not enough room for advancement in childcare. This is not just the Goddard School but an issue in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully, in the near future staff will have the options for benefits.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Unorganized

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    Current Employee - First Steps Lead Teacher in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - First Steps Lead Teacher in Saint Charles, MO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Looks good on resume,
    Awesome kiddos,
    Clean working environment
    Somewhat flexible with schedule

    Cons

    Management is unorganized
    Preferential treatment is clearly shown by management to certain employees
    Do not comply with all state and corporate regulations,
    No advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Follow certification rules regarding ages of kids and class sizes. Communicate more effectively with teachers. Fair treatment of all teachers regardless of relationship.


  7. Program focused on Children's Learning and Family Relationships

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher and Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Teacher and Administrator in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The curriculum is designed to give children optimal learning experiences by having the teachers get to know the children's interests. The teachers are expected to be positive and caring in all aspects of the job, which should be expected of someone if they are a professional. Families are wonderful to work with, even when they present individual challenges related to making them feel safe and secure about leaving their children with others.

    Cons

    The field itself is not a high-paying field. This is something that is a trend nationwide, but professional educators understand this. The Goddard School stays competitive with the market as best they can.


  8. Overall review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a nice environment to work in. Cleaning crews to do the maintenance and catered lunches made life a lot easier.

    Cons

    The only concern was the opportunities for advancement. When ready to go from assistant to lead teacher, the opportunities were limited and the pay was little more than what an assistant received. Benefits were poor and expensive.


  9. Ok experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cumming, GA

    I worked at The Goddard School (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teachers seem to love what they do. Children are happy.

    Cons

    Turn over, lesson plans lacking, experience depends on teacher...

    Advice to Management

    Help teachers with lesson plan training and supplies.


  10. Teacher job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School

    Pros

    Fun working with the kids, nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay...no room for advancement


  11. Teaching assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School

    Pros

    Getting to work with the amazing kids and their families!

    Cons

    Difficult to take time off and the teachers aren't treated with much respect from the owners. I worked hard and didn't feel appreciated at Goddard

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the respect they deserve



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