Clayton YES! Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Daycare

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Daycare Group Leader in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Daycare Group Leader in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Clayton YES! (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to work with great people and help shape the lives of young children. Very rewarding

    Cons

    Not very stable schedules. Not for people with children who need you.. You will always miss the first day of school and field days


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not so great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clayton YES! full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working with kids, and same holiday schedule as schools

    Cons

    Management quality highly lacking in all areas, not professional

    Advice to Management

    Sensitivity training, professionalism training, hire according to quality and not your friends


  3. Helpful (1)

    Get Out While You Can

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clayton YES! full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Clayton used to be known for being the premier after school provider in Tarrant. Their reputations is the only reason they are holding on by a thread. The Glory Days of Clayton are long gone with the new Program Management. Management now spends their time silencing employees through coverups and fear.

    Cons

    The company recently got rid of the few "Perks" they had in order to save money. (Tuition Reimbursement, Fitness Reimburment, referral bonus, and the anniversary bonus and reducing the annual PTO allowance) Centers have been severely understaffed for more than a year now forcing centers to be out of ratio. Rather than go out to the centers Program Management sits in their offices all day rarely answering their phones or emails while staff are forced to sink or swim. When employees are hired they do not go through any formal training or guidance they are simply thrown into the centers. Staff are not allowed to take time off because of the staffing crisis. When staff do have concerns or need help they have to walk on egg shells as to not offend the wrong person becoming a potential target. The corporate office is Toxic, Program Staff are too busy fighting in house to go out and observe the programs. Since no one goes out to their centers there is no quality control also contributing to a decrease in enrollment and student/parent satisfaction. The agency is loosing good people who care about the company because a handful of people wish to peruse their own agenda. The ones left are too new to understand how to run the grant or licensing programs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about how great Clayton used to be, get realistic and understand that Clayton in serious trouble. Program management has been doing some pretty questionable and probably unethical things that are simply swept under the rug.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Clayton YES! part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the kids is great. You have a chance to make a difference in the lives of the kids in your program in between pointless meetings. Pay is okay.

    Cons

    Toxic culture. Can't keep any good employees because they drive them away. Corporate is more focused on money than children. They put a lot of effort into looking good but very little effort into having a good program. Individual schools do not get any attention from corporate unless there is something wrong or pointlessly changing. The higher up you are, the less organized you are.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of focusing on getting rid of every person that doesn't get along with one person, why don't you get rid of that one person? Get back to helping children or give up or non profit status.


  6. Clayton

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clayton YES!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Got rid of Executive Director and things are looking brighter

    Cons

    Needs work on company culture.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Daily activities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Site Director in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Clayton YES! (More than a year)

    Pros

    Follows school calendar, earn PTO, ability to build relationships with school staff, kids and their parents

    Cons

    Not letting the kids be kids after school, (making some schools always have programming and not allowing the kids free play time), lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Go to each center to observe children and their behaviors (and staff).


  8. Helpful (1)

    Understaffed and undervalued

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Keller, TX
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Keller, TX

    I worked at Clayton YES! part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The weekends off were the only reason I stayed so long.

    Cons

    The changes management made did not improve the programs and the morale went down and the workers started treating the kids terribly. When I went in to put in my two weeks the refused to let me quit because they didn't have any staff because no one wants to work for a company that treats their workers like crap.

    Advice to Management

    Just close the company. You are horrible.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Unprofessional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clayton YES! full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Does great work for the students and their families.

    Cons

    It is hard to know what is going on when you never leave your office. New program coordinators are unqualified to lead their staff and deal with situations. Management will not intervene and will often times hide the problems or force the staff to quit or leave their current position. There is no unity making it very hard to work as a team. PTO rarely gets approved and often times wasted because management will not approve the time off.

    Advice to Management

    look at what is really going on with programming staff. Get involved at the program level to really understand what is going on in programs. You are losing a lot of great staff because management is so hard to work with.


  10. Horrible horrible horrible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clayton YES!

    Pros

    The kids and school and the families. Only reason I have stayed this long.

    Cons

    The new management team and executive director are horrible. They are unprofessional, unorganized liars. They have no idea what they are doing. They are rude, and think they are way smarter than they really are. No one should work in this environment. There is not one employee I know of that is happy. Everyone is looking for another job. The pcs are not qualified. They all talk about each other behind each others back. Clayton was good before the "changes" is sad they are running the agency into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. No one is happy. And the people who you think are your friends are talking about you behind your back. Spend less time gossiping and more time working! Pcs get a clue. I duct think there is help for management team...too far gone


  11. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Clayton YES! full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Clayton does good work in the community and there are some great people who work for the company.

    Cons

    Senior management. There were some very unethical and questionable practices going on at Clayton. Good people are leaving the agency and nothing is being done to try to keep them.

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on what is happening within the company. Morale is low and the culture is toxic.



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