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Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knowledge Learning

    Pros

    I loved everything about working at this place. They quickly recognized my potential and I was able to train in the field of Early Childhood Education. Till this very day, I consider that time to be one of the most enjoyable times in my education career.

    Cons

    There are no cons other than long long hours.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have to be the right color to move up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    tuition reimbursement, top payed compared to other child care centers, people you work within the classroom have the same opinions as you do. the company is world wide so if you want a transfer it seems possible.

    Cons

    you only advance in the company if you the right color, the trainings are a waste of of time. the employees opinions and suggestions are tossed to the side and the parents are in control. Expectations to come to work during state of emergencies is outrageous. Lack of supplies is embarrassing. kids are allowed to come to school sick and contagious.,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop spending money on directors trainings in Florida and spend it on your employees. show your appreciation to the teachers. pay for a decent holiday party and give them a christmas bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Still has not recovered from merger.

    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly. Company is starting to put money back into schools.

    Cons

    Poor benefits. Office culture is not trustworthy. Turnover is crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time in the field to have the real picture. Quit chasing Learning Care Group's philosophy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    There are much better companies out there. Keep looking.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Locations, leaving, Finding a new position elsewhere.

    Cons

    Crooked upper management, lack of proper training for direct staff, poor staff quality, disgraceful corporate practices that go unreported because of threatening management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fresh faces from the top down. You entered this business to improve the lives of children, however your crooked ways have turned many great staff against you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good experience, but I don't feel that there are further opportunities for me

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Although working in the corporate offices is distancing from the company's true goals, it is nice knowing that we, through the thousands of teachers and center directors in the field, have the opportunity to positively impact so many children and families. It can be very rewarding work.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, work life at KU can vary quite a lot. The senior management has been talking about working harder to retain talent and help people in their careers, but I have yet to see it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - District Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company respects and values work / life balance.

    Cons

    Continual chnages of expecutive leadership. Focus changes weekly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work the plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate Headquarters - Highly political, low self esteem, and watch your back

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the benefits (at least used to be) is a discount on child care at one of their centers. So that can be a plus if there is a good center in your area and you have children.

    Cons

    This is an extremely political environment and definitely dog-eat-dog world. Even if you don't play politics, it will be hard to stay clear because the political players cannot conceive of anyone not playing their game. If you are with them, that's great while they need you. If you aren't with them (or you are not playing), be prepared to be a constant target.

    Management practices can vary from those that follow some semblance of normalcy, to those who will do anything they please including withholding bonuses, bad reviews (however unsubstantiated), critical rebuffs when you don't agree with them, to outright insulting and critical comments to your face with a dozen witnesses. This is true among the upper management, as well.

    Most employees won't speak up because they want to keep their jobs, so don't count on any support from the sidelines. Just keep your head down, try not to be noticed, smile when you can, and get out as soon as possible.

    Bottom line, if you love politically charged environments where your accomplishments don't count for nearly as much as your backstabbing style, this is a great place to hone your skills.

    If you don't thrive in a viciously political environment, -- don't bother applying.

    If you do need the money right now, take the job but keep looking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Churn and Burn mentality

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst

    I worked at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Non-Management employees are extremely hard working and serious minded about the business

    Cons

    Executives have little respect for their employees' time. Constantly changing projects, strategies, and work environments. Everything is reactive, and rushed; would be great if management was more proactive in their approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect for their employees, consistency and a long term strategy would be appreciated. Poor decision making at the top, creates a lot of extra work and effort for everyone else. Please ask for 'real' input from your employees, instead of a few select 'yes' people. You will save a lot of money!

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Concern for clients. Little concern for employees.

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    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent curriculum. Strong safety measures.

    Cons

    Poor teacher/student ratio. Little concern for employees. Lack of education and training for teachers' aids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have managers or administrator walk through schools weekly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work at KLC.

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    Former Employee - Center Director in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Center Director in Chatsworth, CA

    I worked at Knowledge Learning full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about this position was I was able to realize a long held dream to become a Director for this organization. It looked glamorous, important, fun from the outside, but in reality the work was very difficult.

    Cons

    It consisted of a daily balancing of time, staff, clients, officials, and tons of reports. No support from the district manager. The companies priorities are money, money, money , to the detriment of the only real important resource which are the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with staff, people respect transparency. Team support is also very important.

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