The Goddard School

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3 people found this helpful  

Owner is all about money not employees

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

I have been working at The Goddard School

Pros

Great director, staff and kids. Clean. Wear uniforms. Closed week after Christmas with pay F/T employees only. Good with scheduling personal apts.

Cons

Owner messes up on paychecks and makes us use vacation for sick, she keeps changing her mind on when u can use vacation. Owner does not replace broken items she waits a year or two. Owner doesn't communicate with parents when employees leave, making them confused. Benefits are too expensive takes ur whole paycheck. Owner doesn't know what employees are F/T or P/T.
No consistency with younger classrooms with what teachers will be in and out. Owner seems to not know what is going on in school but yet will come in and start bossing the teachers around.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer sick time separate from vacation. Let vacation roll over. Start listening to ur directors and staff and know ur staff. Need more room to breath with QA. Hold owners accountable in how they treat staff.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great owners, but compensation poor for newer employees and no room for growth

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Sparks, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Sparks, MD

    I have been working at The Goddard School

    Pros

    Well known preschool, majority of the parents are nice, pretty clean, management usually gives praise for job well done and notices things teachers do to make their rooms better, nice coworkers, nice owners/managers

    Cons

    The new employees have late hours, many people are underpaid for the amount of work they complete in comparison to the amount parents pay for tuition, some co-workers are underachievers and are burnt out and they are still highly compensated just because they have been with the school for a number of years. College degrees hold no leverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees who actually do their jobs well and make the workload on teachers manageable. Fire people who have low work ethic even if they have been with the company for a number of years. Stop using substitutes for miscellaneous tasks and put them in the rooms to help teachers to prevent burn out. Hire a cleaning company. The cleaning man does absolutely nothing! He is worthless and they still pay him to do nothing. He doesn't mop, sweep, or vacuum ever! Management makes subs scrub bathrooms, the kitchen, and dishes.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    I've worked at much better preschools.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD

    I have been working at The Goddard School

    Pros

    Understanding when personal days are needed. Benefits pretty good. Hourly rate/salary comparable to other preschools. Parents are wonderful and caring.

    Cons

    Clicks within employees. Management doesn't try to solve problems. Too many children in one class. Any suggestions are not welcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the FEW educated staff you have. Learn how to become critical thinkers. Implement neccessary developmental training for ALL employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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