The Goddard School Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. N/A

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - N/A in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great for a resume -Kids and families -Coworkers -Flexible hours (especially during summer)

    Cons

    -Low pay -Unsure if environment allows for advancement in career

    Advice to Management

    Give staff more opportunity for advancement and support


  2. Helpful (1)

    Stay Away

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

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to work with kids, like I love.

    Cons

    The management and ownership at this place is a joke, they don't care about their employees or the kids in their center, it's only about the money.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new owner and fire everyone in that building and start all over, this place is not up to Goddard standards at all.


  3. Teacher

    Former Employee - Teacher in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, orderly, well-supplied, clean, quality facility

    Cons

    Many hours outside of work and unpaid required


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  5. Helpful (1)

    The Best and Worst of Times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Olathe, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids Coworkers Easy schedule Different themes for each week Working on and building a portfolio Becoming a member of the children's family

    Cons

    Pay is lousy Management is lousy and don't care about you or what's going on in your personal life Problems within the classrooms (children, coworkers, even broken toys or trashy materials) don't get taken care of, just swept under the rug No consistency in the classrooms with breaks, closers, or breakers

    Advice to Management

    When you lose a teacher for bad management, take offense. Keep professional and helpful. Talking trash on your staff to other staff members is why you lose great teachers. When they are done with the ridiculousness and finally put in a notice, treating them with no respect and retaliation is the best way to ensure they will never want to work for you again.


  6. Lead teacher

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers are like family, and the children are amazing as are most of the parents associated with the school. It's like a family environment

    Cons

    Management doesn't really know what goes on in classrooms, we are out of ratio a lot.. More than we should be. And there is no time for planning lessons so they expect it to be done off the clock but we rarely get out on time because there are not enough teachers and too many children

    Advice to Management

    Hire more floaters, raise pay to decrease turn over


  7. Horrible Owners

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    the families and children was so nice and amaizng

    Cons

    management had horrible attitudes & they are fake. mr. & mrs. riese (the owners) are from NY and they're very rude to their employees but so nice to the families. they do not care about their employees, horrible pay, when they worked over time they never got overtime pay. the tuition is so expensive.


  8. Teaching assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Goddard School part-time

    Pros

    The kids are always excited when you do something new. The technology is up to date and the other teachers are understanding.

    Cons

    The owners have never worked in a classroom so they do not know the practical value of certain things. It seems like real learning is not enforced.

    Advice to Management

    Take some early education classes online and spend some time in the classroom so you know more about what you are trying to manage.


  9. Great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Jenks, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Jenks, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall this place is great. The coworkers are like family.

    Cons

    Never gives planning time for lessons

    Advice to Management

    Hire more floaters


  10. The Goddard School

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing experience teaching children and enriching lives

    Cons

    Low Pay for hard working hours


  11. No support from administration or the company. Money driving franchise.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Parents and students are extremely loving and welcoming. Parents truly want what is best for their children and will work with you hand in hand to assure their child's success. Co-workers are loving and help to create a great work environment amongst each other.

    Cons

    Speaking specifically about the branch in which I worked for; both the owner and director are disconnected from the classroom. The main focus should be around the children and their individual development but instead the students suffer from the lack of support from administration. There is little to no room for growth in this company; if your looking to grow within the company you would not know where to start. All corporate positions are posted internal amongst the directors and other individuals who already hold corporate positions. In order for a teacher at a branch to apply for a corporate position, one must go through the franchisee (owner), who will than contact corporate on your behalf. I am still waiting to hear back from my franchisee about openings within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are undervalued, it is important to remember that great service comes from individuals who are happy and enjoy what they are doing.



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