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Not Where it Needs to Be

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Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Edmond, OK
Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Edmond, OK

I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great ideas and wants to move forward

Cons

Not enough support from ownership, and teachers get away with too much. Being late 100 times a year is apparently no big deal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop worrying about how much money you make a year and start being more concerned with the progress of the school or you won't have ANY money coming in because everyone will pull their children.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Worst experience of my life!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Love the children and the opportunity to watch them grow.

    Cons

    Extreme favortism of certain employees who get away with things that other employees are held accountable for. Owners and directors violate DSS policies and even their own policies and directors and those in charge have no experience in education and try to run the business as a coorporate entity. Teachers are replaced with others who have no experience in education and children are continuously shifted from one classroom to the other to satisfy ratio requirements. Parents have no idea this goes on all day long and management tries to hide this problem from the parents. Demands on staff are high with no realistic way of accomplishing what is expected but still held accountable. Not enough time to teach children when more time is having to be spent with other paperwork and daily tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be educated on what is age appropriate and realize their education is more important than the required daily paperwork that takes away from actually teaching. Need to be educators making decisions, not people with business degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Stay away from this company for your own career sake

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    Current Employee - Corporate Staff in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Corporate Staff in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the CEO is a very nice man. He is kind and hard working.

    Cons

    The field operations are a mess. The COO is out of touch with what goes on a daily basis in the field. All that matters to her is self-preservation and self-image building. All that the COO does every day is play mind games with staff. The growth rate of the company is taking a nose-dive by the day under her leadership. Everyone knows the reality but no one dares to speak up due to fear of being black-listed and terminated by her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the board of directors: Take a closer look and the root of the problem here at Goddard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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