Kindercare Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Tom Wyatt
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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. long term emplyee

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. X-Ray tech

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  3. 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


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  5. 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

    na


  6. Empty promises

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. What a Joke

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    At the NSC, pays well, generally good work life/balance, until recently I liked my job, most of the people are very nice and friendly

    Cons

    My team's terrible; HR, while smiling, is incompetent as seem to be most upper managers, we have sales people who know nothing about sales, operations people who can't manage others and just a ton of finger pointing and backstabbing to gain a favorable position. Basically everyone's busy worrying over something minor while ignoring the red ink they're getting ready to bleed, cause for all the "due diligence" and "analysis" done, there are contracts signed that should never have happened. But hey, we're all talking in jargon and buzz words, so we MUST be "world class", right? What's especially laughable is how we're supposed to pretend that running daycare and after school programs (really not that different from what a stay at home mommy looking for extra income would do) for big profits is somehow "educational" and a higher calling. Also, it isn't 1983 anymore, stop relying on methods that were popular then

    Advice to Management

    It's fine that we're for-profit, just stop pretending. The rest of the world isn't fooled by our empty mission. Also, hire people who actually know what they're doing, especially in upper management


  8. Preschool Teacher

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I get to work with some great people and have a tight nit community. Also seeing children learn.

    Cons

    The schedule is determined on the enrollment and therefore it varies week to week and the hours during the day depend on children as well.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Pre school teacher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training. Lots of staff training for teachers and mgmt. Close by, lots of locations. Yearly reviews with salary increase

    Cons

    Tough schedule, I had a lot of responsibility. There were a lot of corporate policies that everyone had to follow.


  10. center director

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

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    kids were great all the time

    Cons

    management unprofessional and always cutting back on staff hours


  11. Helpful (1)

    preschool teacher

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    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Canyon Country, CA
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Canyon Country, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    full time hours, benefits offered, vacation pay

    Cons

    salary per hour, not enough holidays off, hard to get time off when needed

    Advice to Management

    listen to your workers, be helpful and understanding



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