The Goddard School
2.6 of 5 106 reviews
www.goddardschool.com King of Prussia, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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48% Approve of the CEO

The Goddard School President & CEO Joe Schumacher

Joe Schumacher

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35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    High quality preschool

    Preschool Teacher (Former Employee)
    Suffern, NY

    ProsThe high quality expectations make for a better environment for the children and staff. The teachers are loving, nurturing and caring. They make learning fun.

    ConsLong hours, low compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview Compensation for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Bel Air, MD

    ProsAwesome families who appreciate the teachers and everything we do.
    Owners and Directors are fair and really care about us both personally and professionally.
    Fun team building and outside activities. My co-workers have degrees and a ton of training...so I do not get the other reviews.
    Insurance, benefits, compensation, etc. all good.

    ConsPay....but I get that this is the whole industry and not just my school.
    We have our accreditation so that means 24 plus training hours and most trainings are offered in the evening which makes for a long day especially with a family at home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaking sure afternoon staff take care of the room they are in and clean up.
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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a great professional development experience!

    Assistant Director (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsIf you love Early Childhood Education then this is the place to work.

    ConsHard to say at this point in my employment there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is an Awesome place to work.

    Teacher Assistant (Current Employee)
    Lake Orion, MI

    ProsIt so nice to work with people who really care.

    ConsCannot get any overtime, 40 hours only.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and grwo

    Director (Current Employee)
    Florence, KY

    ProsLots of support from corporate office.

    ConsSome of the staff can be difficult to work with at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet clear expectations and follow through to earn respect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great experience with supportive staff and friendly families

    Lead Teacher (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive and communicative management and owners, hardworking staff, wonderful families, benefits available, built-in vacation for Christmas holiday, ongoing staff training sessions

    ConsPay rate is low, even for those with higher education degrees; no summer time off; sometimes gets a bit gossipy

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to make decisions without consulting staff to "feel it out."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Environment

    Lead Teacher (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat co-workers, families and management

    Conssalary not as high as public schools, year round

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember what it was like when you were in the classroom and when you had a bad day

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employee-supportive caring company.

    Assistant Teacher (Former Employee)
    Knoxville, TN

    Pros- Management is very supportive of employees, better pay than other child care centers, relevant training that is ongoing

    Cons- Takes a lot of patience (as does any child care job), raises aren't that high, schedule can be a little unpredictable to meet needs of center

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My Dream Job and then-some

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits; working relationships; balance between family and school; amazing opportunities within each school; family atmosphere

    ConsSpace and storage are at a premium

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to support the teachers and directors. Money is important, but at the end of the day, the best schools in the chain are the schools with tenured teachers and happy parents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Best all around

    Director (Former Employee)
    Alpharetta, GA

    ProsThe Pros was Timed asked off being approved!

    ConsFairness with in the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat other how you would like to be treated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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