123 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Worst experience of my life!

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

I worked at The Goddard School full-time for 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

Other Reviews for The Goddard School

  1.  

    Good Idea overall but hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Older Infants Lead Teacher  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Older Infants Lead Teacher in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the kids overall and loved the relationships with them and their families

    Cons

    long hours
    Corporate has some ignorant ideas
    My Schools owners were cheapskates
    directors like to sit in there offices and talk to there favorite employees rather than help the staff working
    Getting bathroom breaks are a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic about the policies you make

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stay away from this company for your own career sake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
There are newer employer reviews for The Goddard School.

Worked for The Goddard School? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.