Kindercare

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Kindercare Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
238 Reviews
2.2
238 Reviews
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Kindercare CEO Elanna S. Yalow
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's a joy working with children and creating relationships with families (in 11 reviews)

  • Great families and children, very rewarding to watch the children grow (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.  

    Cool work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Teacher in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They provide a Comfortable work environment

    Cons

    No break room...Need more PTO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more paid time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great center to work at!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Morgan Hill, CA

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    I have worked at several childcare centers in the past years, and this is the best so far in all areas of employment. I feel valued as a teacher, I feel that management listens to what I have to say, and actively communicates with me. I truly appreciate that I get coached in certain areas to allow me to grow as a teacher. This company has a lot of great policies in place that I never had in my previous jobs, so it's been a learning experience, and a great one for me being new to the company. All my coworkers are great, I really feel that we all work well as a team. I love the children under my care and enjoy partnering with the parents about their child's education and well being.

    Cons

    When I first started there was some negativity, it just takes one to stir up the pot. That was a little hard being new, to hear someone being so negative about others and the company, but that person is gone now, and everyone is doing so well working together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate your patience with so many different personalities to manage, and the fact that I feel I'm valued as an employee, makes me want to go to work and do my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    The kids and families. They are the best part and the reason why I went to work everyday.

    Cons

    Pay is ok and feelings depend on how your coworkers and director are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Company to Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Miami Lakes, FL
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Miami Lakes, FL

    I have been working at Kindercare (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with children, having your own classroom.

    Cons

    Daily schedules, difficulty getting time off even though you have sick or vacation hours available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love my job, hated who I worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Center Director
    Current Employee - Center Director

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with families, great team members

    Cons

    District manager was terrible, focus on money and enrollment for CD's instead of quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of middle management and trust that your CD's can and will do their job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't let them fool you.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Slidell, LA

    I have been working at Kindercare part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Doing fun things with the kids. Parents are nice mostly. Long lasting Friendship with co-workers.

    Cons

    Long hours. Overtime. Can never take time off for doctor's appointment. Favoritism. Always over ratio. Lying to parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees the way you'd like them to treat. Your
    employees have a life outside of work. Be upfront with parents. Stop favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wouldn't work here again

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindercare

    Pros

    decent training opportunities available; an okay place to start out your career

    Cons

    Horrible salary; lack of respect from higher-ups; minimal room to advance within; silly rules enforced for seemingly no good reason

  9.  

    Loved it here!

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Hoover, AL

    I worked at Kindercare

    Pros

    The family environment and the educational values out forth really meant a lot to me as an educator and parent.

    Cons

    I have no cons about this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    KinderCare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    friendly co workers and director
    great pay
    room for personal growth

    Cons

    I have only been working here for a short amount of time but so far I have no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do a wonderful job making us feel safe and happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    OK place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transitional Kindergarten in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Transitional Kindergarten in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    Flexible with those that are still students.

    Cons

    If their enrollment is down then they will cut your hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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