Sunshine House

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Sunshine House Reviews

Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for!!

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    Former Employee - Preschool Lead Teacher  in  Stockbridge, GA
    Former Employee - Preschool Lead Teacher in Stockbridge, GA

    Pros

    The children, Assistant Director is awesome, Security, opportunities to grow,

    Cons

    pay is so-so, director seems clueless, some of the staff are childish, lot of drama, a lot of favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more professional teachers who aren't lazy and just want to keep up drama.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What makes one stay here?

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

    Pros

    The kids, they are the best part of the job. Great Coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -No raises (they did say we would start getting them, however that hasn't happened)
    -Minimum benefits
    -Kids stay in the class when they are sick, because management "forgets" to call parents putting everyones health at risk.
    -If you are sick you will be asked to come in anyway, because they are short staffed.
    -Similar to high school (either you are a favorite or you are out)
    -Don't expect sympathy or time off when you lose a loved one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises, we are more than babysitters. These kids spend more time with us than their own families, the only thing that keeps myself and others going in to work is those sweet kids we teach and watch grow up in our classrooms. Help teachers enforce that kids especially staff kids that are sick and running fever be sent home so we can enjoy our paychecks instead of having to give it away at the doctors office because we caught their sickness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The management is clueless.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Pre-K Teacher
    Current Employee - Assistant Pre-K Teacher

    Pros

    2 months off a year.

    Cons

    The management is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to keep up employee moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, gone bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with children and families to make a difference and prepare them for the future. Larger provider with the potential to have a great support team for the centers. Multiple locations

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Lack of communication within
    Failure to support their centers
    Do not have a clear vision , consistency , and good communications with their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff and families to provide good customer service.
    Create a vision that is communicated and acted upon

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good and bad

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher

    Pros

    The actual job was great. It was fun working with the kids. It was a clean and well run daycare.

    Cons

    They asked us to work "voluntary" events for the company without pay. They said it went on our employee record and would help determine if we should get raises or not, but they didn't mention that there was a 5 year long (and still going) wage freeze. When the clothing washer broke, they asked the staff to take home the daycare's laundry to do on their own time. Also, management told me that teachers in certain rooms are not considered for higher positions because they were too hard to replace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the lack of planning time and the true student/teacher ratios. It's a bigger disappointment and upsetting when you find out it's not true.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Absolutely horrible end to a long career!

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Previously great working atmosphere, NOT the company it was. A "restructuring" w/out original owners has decimated this company

    Cons

    Low pay, continued reduction of benefits, overworked employees. Decision makers don't care about people....only @ cutting costs & making $.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs middle management and senior management that understand that a service industry is people based, NOT dollar based. Be happy with less profits and providing excellent service with good reputation

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

    Workplace atmosphere could be a lot better

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    Current Employee - Assistant Pre-K Teacher  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Pre-K Teacher in Norcross, GA

    Pros

    The ability to make a difference in a child's life

    Cons

    Lack of support from management

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