Kindercare Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. The management is supportive of the employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher

    I worked at Kindercare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits offered and willing to work with school schedule.

    Cons

    Have to follow certain curriculum which is challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Let the teachers have more freedom with curriculum.

  2. great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - School Age Teacher in Henrico, VA
    Current Employee - School Age Teacher in Henrico, VA

    I have been working at Kindercare

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

    Pros

    management, access to resources and materials,

    Cons

    the students are the focus, and I'm not so sensitive that I can't dismiss issues or negativity to do my job and focus on student growth and success.

  3. I was the early morning teacher from 6-2.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

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

    Pros

    Easy job
    Some good kids
    It was really nice to be the first one to go home.

    Cons

    There were a lot of boring days due to few kids in at six am. I would just wait around until seven almost dIly.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better incentives to stay long term. EducTion or tuition would be great.

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  5. I've worked at kindercare for 2 years

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

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

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

    Pros

    flexible, a lot of freedom in curriculum, great kids, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    understaffed, all about the money, no real sick days they count them as "personal" days, no paid leave first year, management are idiots,

  6. Cool work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    They provide a Comfortable work environment

    Cons

    No break room...Need more PTO

    Advice to Management

    Provide more paid time off

  7. Helpful (1)

    Center Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Center Director in West Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Center Director in West Jordan, UT

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The kids, families and teachers.

    Cons

    Long hours without lunch breaks. No hours for a AD, cook or bus driver. No planning time for teachers. No staff meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Stop throwing away the people who care. Listen to your team and listen to the parents. DO NOT compare your Directors to MONKEYS!!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    Does not do what they say do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Center Director in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Center Director in Sacramento, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hard working teachers, opportunities for advancement. Will pay for you to get a BA degree. The company is great, but the region I was in was terrible.

    Cons

    Does not clean facilities daily, says one thing and does another.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the way you calculate labor. FTEs do not equal the number of teachers you need for licensing compliance.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great center to work at!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Morgan Hill, CA

    I have been working at Kindercare

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Not all that it's cracked up to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Center Director
    Former Employee - Center Director

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Great relationships, met a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Poor salary, poor upper management and poor benefits.

    Advice to Management

    spend time in the centers and get the real experience when you show up unannounced.

  11. Helpful (1)

    underpaid, overstressed, no resources to perform job to company standards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Center Director
    Current Employee - Center Director

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Childcare discount and education reimbursements

    Cons

    Long hours and very stressful, hard to staff adequately

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on early education then the number of children we have, quality versus quantity

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