Child Development Reviews

Updated March 29, 2014
Updated March 29, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good benefits with lack of pay

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Child Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good health benefits and professional growth opportunities. They allow staffs to achieve free training. They have paid holidays.

    Cons

    no pay raise... although they have been hiring multiple positions in the company. I've moved up in my position for one and a half years but did not see a pay raise. I have continued to push for my raise but was denied by HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay raise will allow companies to keep good hard working staffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Associate Teacher

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    Former Employee - Associate Teacher
    Former Employee - Associate Teacher

    I worked at Child Development full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was great experience working with the children and they had free, comprehensive trainings for their staff and the staff (for the most part) were great to work with

    Cons

    Little to no training initially, outrageous expectations for teachers with no time provided to get quality work accomplished, could not guarantee summer hours based off of low enrollment, disorganized management, little to no room for lateral growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company has heart, but lacks in leadership, market share and understanding the needs of it's primary customers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Child Development full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you are liked by the upper management then you have a job (lousy pay) for life. Because they don't hold managers responsible nor do they evaluate these manager's lackluster decisions, so they have no idea where they are going. It's kinda sad because if they listen to the people that have been successful in assisting other companies, then they could really make a difference and pay their employees a decent wage and give them the promised (5 years now) raises. But for some unknown reason this non-profit company has been around for sometime now, so they keep pouring good money after bad. I will be retiring soon and feel a little guilty because none of us were able to help but kept the status quo. I have a lot of friends here.

    Cons

    They recently hired a Chief Business Officer whose Capella (online) degree is lacking in actually know how and leadership! This is the highest grade she has obtained and her ego allows her to chop heads based on personality alone. The company is full of long term (3+) temporary workers (low pay, no benefits, no respect) and on any given Friday can be told to not report on Monday which happens more than I would like to recall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold off removing good people until the new gal can prove her mettle. If you continue year-after-year losing money... then start deleting folks from the top and not those following orders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It was ok, not very organized or professional

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    Former Employee - Mentor Teacher  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Mentor Teacher in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at Child Development full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Loved the work with the kids

    Cons

    Hated all of the political bullcrap that interferes with the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistant

    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential to do great work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Child Development full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits for full and part time employees; great training/leadership opportunities; quality programs for children and familes; supportive resources (program, CCFP).

    Cons

    Work load for center staff is unrealistic; not a lot of opportunity for job advancement/movement; haven't had raises in 4 years; little or no acknowledgment of hard work; loss of values; inconsistent/late yearly performance reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior managment needs to bring back the values through role modeling. Work to build trust with every employee. Offer time to meet with individuals and get to know centers, staff and communities. Do not make assumptions but ask questions and seek knowledge. Work through peoples strengths. Do not let the power of the position drive your work; it's the people that will bring success. Walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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