Kindercare Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. preschool teacher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Canyon Country, CA
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Canyon Country, CA

    I worked at Kindercare (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Lead

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good co-workers, awesome families. Will let you have a day off if you need it.

    Cons

    lack of communication, broken promises. dirty.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  3. Lead Teacher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Hours, Benefits, and overall joy of the job.

    Cons

    PAY! Was there for three years with 3 great reviews and only managed to get one very small raise. Paying teachers 8-9 an hour will only get you 8-9 an hour workers. Pay more get better teachers.


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  5. CD KinderCare

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education of children, state of art curriculum, great benefits (paid time off, bonus, all insurances, childcare discount, emergency fund) and room for growth

    Cons

    long days, sometimes little upper management support, lots of changes of upper management (been through 3 district managers in 2 years)

    Advice to Management

    limit focus to a few areas, be realistic in expectations of CDs and DMS, allocate more $ for proper pay for staff and management so we can maintain our high quality of education


  6. Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Pros

    Great place to work. Love the environment.

    Cons

    None. No compliants great organization.


  7. teacher

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Sharon, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Sharon, MA

    I have been working at Kindercare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    its a good place to work when u have kids they give u 50% off enrollment

    Cons

    they dont pay enough even if you have a college degree u will get paid minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    should increase pay since the company make a lot of money


  8. Helpful (1)

    Teacher

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunities to become a teacher and not that difficult to get a job.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations and getting over worked.Sometimes bosses were not supportive or were more about enrollment,business,and getting money. Rude parents and no one to support you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think about it as a business,and don't care so much about enrollment.Have sympathy and empathy,and be supportive of the staff,not just the parents.


  9. need to pay employees better

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great children, decent curriculum, nice people to work with, clean and safe for children, education reimbursement

    Cons

    low pay, no employee appreciation, low level benefits, confusing regulations and constant changes

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees


  10. Good first time job or if you do not want to move upward

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Director was willing to work with me and others when it came to personal things that came up. I was independent and had to follow my own created schedule to make sure every child was seen at least twice a week for a certain amount of time.

    Cons

    Not always allowed to do my classes for the day or week. Getting mixed responses with how to do something or how I am doing. I was blamed for not keeping up with classes even though my director was the one who stopped me from continuing classes due to lack of staff for the day or scheduled event. Told things then when the time came, taking back that information and changing of mind on the original decision.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be a hyprocrite and/or give false promises.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lead Preschool teacher in a 3.5 year old classroom.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Love our children. Families are awesome! Curriculum is easy and appropriate for their age group.

    Cons

    With only the 1% male staff at my center, there is a lot of gossiping and lack of communication within coworkers and management. The center also lacks educational resources and computers for each classroom. Coming from a public sector, its so sad to see this private "for profit" sector only focusing on numbers instead of their service values.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff. Appreciate your staff. Communication is the key to success!



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