Kindercare Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Working with children was the best part of this job (in 11 reviews)

  • families and children were really nice (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover rate of teachers due to low pay (in 17 reviews)

  • Abusive Upper-Management especially at a regional level (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Enjoying It So Far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really like the company and the people that I work with. Interesting dynamic, and the kids make the job so much more worthwhile!

    Cons

    None that I can think of yet.


  2. long term emplyee

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    Current Employee - Eraly Childhood Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Eraly Childhood Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    great company work for. Sadly close that building and was suppose full time at another center. The guy director talk to director at center where was promise full time. Well guess he didnt as when ask her guy director name ,she said never talk to him.Guess made his self look good

    Cons

    wasnt treat fair when the building was closing

    Advice to Management

    when building closing make sure tell staff truth really talk to center director when tell staff that full time job at center sent them to


  3. Preschool Teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Family environment Children Casual work wear

    Cons

    Low Pay Cut hours all the time


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  5. Potential employee beware....

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big Company and the benefits may not be the best, but they are satisfactory. The schools appear to be very nice and clean. They have the materials to carry out the lessons.

    Cons

    I was offered a position, and was told it was full time with specific hours. It was changed within a week, and my hours were cut. I have yet to do the job that I was hired too do. They change your schedule everyday. It appears that none of the employees at this location has a regular schedule. If you work that the late shift you're also required to clean, which includes mopping the entire school and clean the toilets. Apparently that's considered lite cleaning. I worked at one location and was sent to another location mid day so I would be working an 8 hour shift. None of this was explained to me before I excepted the offer of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your Directors and Assistant Directors know what they are doing. Also make sure they are honest, and upfront with what is required of their new hires. Another words, don't lie about the job they are offering. If you notice on other reviews there is a high turn over rate. Ever wonder why?


  6. Preschool Teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are so fun to work with. The company does have list of places that will give you a discount for working at KCLC

    Cons

    I don't believe in the KCLC philosophy. They care more about making a profit than what is right for the children. They over work the staff and under pay and under appreciate them.

    Advice to Management

    Take more pride in taking care of the people who make Kindercare what it is...the employees and the children that go there.


  7. Poorly managed, unreachably high expectations, doesn't pay enough for the job required.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The teachers I worked with were fantastic, for the most part. Free pizza on Fridays. That's about it.

    Cons

    Some teachers were given special privileges. One teacher came in obviously high everyday and nothing was done. Another teacher deliberately hurt a child and nothing was done.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. The current ones don't do anything to help teachers.


  8. X-Ray tech

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    Current Employee - X-ray Tech in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - X-ray Tech in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management cares about the place

    Cons

    Part time employment only that's it


  9. Lead Teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Great team, Flexible time, Good location

    Cons

    Not kids friendly meal,

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job


  10. Empty promises

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    Former Employee - Toddler Teacher in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Toddler Teacher in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They provide your curriculum. Great yearly training meeting. You will get your 10 bright from the start hours in one day.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover, even in management. You won't get your promised hours.

    Advice to Management

    Train and pick your management better


  11. Great Place to work, low pay

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competent director, nice staff, wonderful children and families.

    Cons

    Like most day cares low pay and long hours was a turn off.

    Advice to Management

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