The Goddard School

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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
155 Reviews
2.9
155 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • The amount of work you do as a Lead compared to the pay you get is not worth 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.  

    Was good but could have been better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at The Goddard School

    Pros

    The kids are awesome. Fellow coworkers are nice and friendly. Decent work life balance.

    Cons

    It seemed the boss was in it for the money only. Lots of work for little pay. Comparable to what a public school system would have and you do it for less money. The administration would expect more from employees than they would expect from themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more money!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pre k lead teacher and assistNt 4 year old teacher

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting to know families, flexible schedule to work around my school hours, loved the other teachers, managers worked with my college schedule, babysitting gigs you'd get from knowing families

    Cons

    Low pay, didn't feel respected as a teacher, I worked there 2 years before getting a name tag and I only got one right because there was an inspection, name spelled wrong on paycheck the entire time I worked there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay.for teachers who work very hard sinCe tuition is so expensive I think teachers could grt paid more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad place to work great place to send your kid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Infant Teacher in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Infant Teacher in Bloomingdale, IL

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing teaching staff amazing parents and children great curriculum could be very fun at times great seasonal gifts very helpful with getting required inservice hours done

    Cons

    Horrible directorial staff very rude and condescending owner was out of the loop most of the time as to what was really going on pay sucked cared to much about rankings and not enough about their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding and supportive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Goddard School

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers and children are great!!

    Cons

    Serious lack of communication between the office staff and teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floater in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Floater in Nashua, NH

    I worked at The Goddard School part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the children and teachers

    Cons

    I didn't get many hours. I was constantly on call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to try and spread the floater hours out more so that everyone gets some hours and it's not just one person on call all the time or one person who gets all the hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The kids make the job worthwhile

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The children are easily the best part of this job, ability to write your own lesson plans based on monthly themes, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay, inconsistencies among management, problems discussed through memos sent out rather than addressed at meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put yourself in your employees' shoes to see why people are dissatisfied with different things

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Goddard School of Arvada

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher, Prekindergarten in Arvada, CO
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher, Prekindergarten in Arvada, CO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to gain experience in the field of Early Childhood Education
    - Tuition reimbursement for degree, or support earning CDA
    - School is clean & health conscious
    - Classrooms are always provided with new furniture and needed learning materials. Broken items are replaced promptly
    - Curriculum Gift Card 3x a year

    Cons

    - More priority to running a "business" than a school.
    -Classrooms are over-enrolled, however ratio is maintained. Children are sent to neighboring classrooms for the day.
    - Sometimes favored unrealistic parent requests, opposed to supporting the greater good of the classroom
    - If opportunity to lesson plan/complete portfolios does night arise in the classroom, teachers are expected to do so during lunch break or personal time
    - Bathroom breaks were regularly skipped, late, or long wait time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Practice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Place to get you experience in the education field.

    Cons

    High staff turn over placement

  10.  

    "eh, could be worse"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Southlake, TX

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As far as early development centers goes, the technology, and overall experince is not bad. The cirriculum is well thought out and implemented. The kids make it worth your time.

    Cons

    They didnt offer health insurance, pay is low, and mostly women work at my goddard and they are very gosippy. Also there is little room for growth in the company and high turnovers. I was a senior employee and i had only been there for a year :/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a liveable wage, even for a single person its a struggle to make ends meet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The Goddard School

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Teacher
    Current Employee - Head Teacher

    I have been working at The Goddard School part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with children and watching them graduate.

    Cons

    .Need more field trips.to stimulate children

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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