The Goddard School

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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
143 Reviews
2.7
143 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The families and children you get to meet (in 8 reviews)

  • Great families and kids are fooled in this place (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The amount of work you do as a Lead compared to the pay you get is not worth it (in 9 reviews)

  • Lead Teachers have A TON of work to do and do not always get the support they need to do it (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Assistant Teacher

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Pasadena, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Pasadena, MD

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love my job. I really feel like the management cares about me and my needs. They are super flexible and will always lend a hand when they are asked. The school is clean every morning when I come into work. The owners really put time and money into making sure all our supplies are new and working. When I got here there was a lot of old toys that were falling apart and the owners replaced them all including new ones!

    Cons

    I can't really think of any!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at The Goddard School of Pasadena has been nothing but a great learning experience for me as a young teacher!

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    Current Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Pasadena, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Pasadena, MD

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the best things about working at the Goddard School of Pasadena are:
    1. The staff is very close knit and always helping each other out, I love the girls I work with!
    2. The new director is AWESOME! She has helped the school grow in so many ways by just being here less then a year. She is very understanding and does her best to work with your personal and school schedule.
    3. The school is always trying to move forward and do something above and beyond. Right now the whole school and staff is going through the accreditation process to ensure quality curriculum as well as staff.

    Cons

    There has been some ups and downs from my year and a half from working at the Goddard School of Pasadena. Some of the cons of working here is all of the expectations out of every teacher in the school. We are expected to go above and beyond our job description and a lot of it has to be done in our own time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice to management would to be to appreciate the great teachers you have on board and make it as easy as possible to juggle all the different responsibilities we have as being teachers at the Goddard School. I think support from the management team makes a world of difference to every teacher who works here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Pre k lead teacher and assistNt 4 year old teacher

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting to know families, flexible schedule to work around my school hours, loved the other teachers, managers worked with my college schedule, babysitting gigs you'd get from knowing families

    Cons

    Low pay, didn't feel respected as a teacher, I worked there 2 years before getting a name tag and I only got one right because there was an inspection, name spelled wrong on paycheck the entire time I worked there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay.for teachers who work very hard sinCe tuition is so expensive I think teachers could grt paid more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Best company I have worked for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Midlothian, VA

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great bosses, vacations, good pay, working with kids, weekends off.

    Cons

    Teacher turnover rate causes some issues with stress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Head Teacher

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Ocean, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Ocean, NJ

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Caring and compassionte school and treats the children as they were their own.. always looking out for the children

    Cons

    Not many except for potty breaks for the employees..otherwise a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more breaks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good and getting better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School

    Pros

    Alot of new changes to this location make it a more positive work environment,

    Cons

    Understaffing sometimes becomes an issue as you don't always know what class you will be in each day.

  8.  

    Bad place to work great place to send your kid

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    Former Employee - Lead Infant Teacher in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Infant Teacher in Bloomingdale, IL

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing teaching staff amazing parents and children great curriculum could be very fun at times great seasonal gifts very helpful with getting required inservice hours done

    Cons

    Horrible directorial staff very rude and condescending owner was out of the loop most of the time as to what was really going on pay sucked cared to much about rankings and not enough about their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding and supportive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Goddard School

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Danbury, CT

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers and children are great!!

    Cons

    Serious lack of communication between the office staff and teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good school with great potential

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    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Collierville, TN
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Collierville, TN

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Children receive access to a quality education

    Cons

    Leadership and management need improvements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money is the root of all evil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about my experience.

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