Rainbow Station Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Classroom Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rainbow Station part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, highly dedicated to children's well-being as well as their education, committed to positive reinforcement, some of the greatest coworkers and bosses I've ever had.

    Cons

    Regardless of experience, opportunities for advancement are slim if you do not have a Bachelor's Degree (it's been a while since I've worked here, so maybe this policy has changed?)

    Advice to Management

    Consider your highly-qualified, hard-working employees that might not look as good "on paper." Other than that, keep up the fantastic work culture!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Needs Improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rainbow Station full-time

    Pros

    - Very kind & helpful directors/asst directors -Some teachers are excellent (but the majority should have never been hired) -beautiful buildings and playgrounds

    Cons

    -Teachers are overworked & extremely underpaid -Need to hire a better cleaning crew as the current one leaves the place filthy

    Advice to Management

    I thought this was the best in the area but there must be a preschool around where the owners value the well being and education of the children over profit. This, sadly, isn't that place.


  3. Low pay for high work

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Health insurance is expensive but takes care of the basics. 7 days of leave after 6 months. Closed on weekends and major holidays

    Cons

    They value you being a teacher to the children enrolled in the program. However they don't value you being a mother to your own children. The people that make the most money in the company get a higher discount on child care. The employees that get payed the least pay the most for child care. Two children enrolled at one time will take your whole paycheck!!

    Advice to Management

    Allow time for doctors appointments!!! The healthier your teachers are the healthier the children are that are enrolled in your programs.


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  5. poor pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rainbow Station full-time

    Pros

    the children make it great, and good co-workers keep you there long enough. Good location.

    Cons

    low pay, especially for a lead teacher with a degree. poor benefits. difficulty to get the small raise, once a year. they stiff you on overtime worked! high turn over, which means you never know who's going to be in the room. the amount of work expected is high, and they don't give you time during the day to do the work, so you end up taking it home. little resources . And very poor communication from management. teachers have to beg for potty breaks and often get told "no."

    Advice to Management

    care about employees, especially those who have stuck around! take a walk in their shoes and try to understand their needs and situations.


  6. Selfish

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your around children that put a smile on your face everyday!

    Cons

    Corporate is very selfish, they could care less about there employees or about the Directors and Asst. Directors running their facilities. Corporate puts pressure on admin. which trickles down and effects every aspect of the company to where no one cares about what gets done. They set everyone up for failure!

    Advice to Management

    Care.


  7. Work and send your kids somewhere else

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The facilities are fantastic and they will work around your schedule. They will usually try their best to make families happy - after all, they are taking half their pay check!

    Cons

    Horrible pay and little to no opportunity for advancement or a raise (unless it is a few cents once a year...IF you fulfill all their ridiculous expectations). Pay is the same for everyone with the same title regardless of education. They will take every opportunity to lower your paycheck - they even try to get YOU to pay THEM! As if the corporation is struggling... (far from it, our administrative staff loves to flaunt how much money they have and how little they work). Administrative staff is rude and unwilling to help you. Ever. Emphasis is on MONEY first, parents second, kids third, and employees well...not at all. It makes me sick going there day after day, being overworked, and paid barely anything for it. Thankfully the kids make it worth it but with such a high turnover rate, clearly it's not enough to last. Parents - let me save you the trouble. What they show you on the tour is great on the outside but not at all how it really works. Teachers barely get by with what they're given and your kid is not getting your money's worth. For instance, admin will lie to you about how your child actually got that bruise just to avoid any conflict - maybe he got punched, or he slipped on a puddle inside...but they will skew the story so RS is not responsible. Disgustingly run place. Do not waste your time here.

    Advice to Management

    Managament, maybe staff wouldn't have jobs if not for the parents, but YOU wouldn't have a corporation to run if not for the staff. Wondering why there's such a high turnover rate? Oh, that's right, probably not, because you don't care at all about your employees or children.


  8. Not worth it! Stay away from the one in Haymarket. Poor pay.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Haymarket, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Haymarket, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other fellow teachers made it fun enough to keep going back. Felt like I was making a real difference with the kids. Education program is very organized.

    Cons

    Management and owners are terrible. Horrible communication skills and known to twist anything for their own gain. I've seen them push out families with ridiculous excuses just to open new slots for new potential families. Allows them to make even more money with their registration and supply fees! Poor pay and poor reward system. Beware of working here it's full of drama!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and stop lying to everyone. I couldn't watch it happen any longer to these innocent families. You inconvenienced them for your own gain and felt empowered in doing so.


  9. Terrible management, high turn over, nepotism, and cheap owner!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition employee discount, flexible hours.

    Cons

    The pay, lack of employee/mgmt communication, no staff appreciation, dishonesty, more focused on the money than the children and parents' concerns, lack of proper sanitizing, and poor curriculum.

    Advice to Management

    CARE!


  10. Teacher

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

    Pros

    Nice environment , good location good area to work

    Cons

    upper supervisors don't care......cut throat


  11. Terrible. Wish I could give it less than one star.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Rainbow Station full-time

    Pros

    If you are really, really dedicated to ECE and love children, this is as good a place as any to work. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible hours, no opportunity to advance or get a pay raise, no matter how hard you work. The emphasis is on tuition dollars, and as a result you can expect your employer to sacrifice turnover. Rampant sickness, racist employees. Bottom of the barrel benefits.



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