Children's Creative Learning Centers

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Thomas Pinnau
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    Better before the buy-out.

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Children's Creative Learning Centers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and salary. Ability to move up in the company.

    Cons

    The needs of the staff, the client, the families, children, and headquarters are many times in direct conflict. Too many cooks in the kitchen, power struggles and conformity since the buy out by Knowledge Universe. They bought brands and then made them basically all the same. If I wanted to work for KinderCare I would have. I chose CCLC because of their philosophy and reputation for creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your brands to operate independently of each other and offer a variety of learning styles and services. Offer more management training, and focus on building great management teams as opposed to plugging holes. You also need to adjust salaries and benefits to your employee market. CCLC and KU will never be competitive in the Bay Area with housing prices so high and wages so low in comparison to their education level desires. No one with a B.A. in The Bay can thrive or survive on $18/hr.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

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    Teacher Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Stanford, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Children's Creative Learning Centers.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was OK. The second round interview was running interrogation. They reminded me labor camps in Germany! It was very inconvenient and disturbing. They look at you like criminals.

    Interview Questions
    • Find a time that you had a make a decision, what did you change in your behavior? Why did you change it?   View Answer
    • When you are alone and believe in something that your boss doesn't believe, what do you do? Do you insist in your believes?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't want to work with those attitudes. I have to like my job, especially when I work with children. Children at this center were neglected.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Best Companies for Hourly Workers, Working Mother, 2010

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Website www.cclc.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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