The Growing Place Child Development Center

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The Growing Place Child Development Center Reviews

Updated May 12, 2014
Updated May 12, 2014
6 Reviews
3.4
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company to Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant  in  DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in DeKalb, IL

    I worked at The Growing Place Child Development Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Understanding bosses, great co-workers, if I ever move back there I would work there again

    Cons

    One teacher working there should have been fired many times over, but last I heard was still working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I would never recommend anyone to work for this company unless they are desperate.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Columbus, GA

    I worked at The Growing Place Child Development Center

    Pros

    I met some very cool ladies while working for this company.

    Cons

    You have very rude management who is two faced. They smile in your face, and talk bad about you behind your backs. I've seen one in particular director do it often. The pay is very low, and you are not given a raise even after being there after a year. They pay people different amounts even though you are doing the same thing, or even more than another person. They pick "favorites". Those favorites have room for advancement. . . If your not a butt kisser no advancement for you! But advancement only means a dollar more. This is a multimillion dollar company. But they only spend there $ on their family. This is a family owned, family ran business. This business will never be in the fortune 100 best job to work for list. They do NOT appreciate there hard workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. If you would learn the golden rule maybe your company wouldn't have a high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The most awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substitute  in  DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Substitute in DeKalb, IL

    I have been working at The Growing Place Child Development Center part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers and employers. They are very flexible.

    Cons

    I have no problems with this place.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at The Growing Place Child Development Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work when starting out on this field.

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunity once a manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You learn a lot working for The Growing Room Child Development Center

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA

    I worked at The Growing Place Child Development Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a job
    There are a few decent co workers

    Cons

    The CEO is rude
    The management is lackey
    The pay is low
    The expectations are too high for the low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The first thing I would do is go ahead and let the CEO "retire". It's obvious that she does not know what she is doing now a days. You need to handle your centers better. You need to actually care about your employees. You're CEO needs to be less money hungry and actually shell out the money that she gets from the High tuition to better treat her employees and her customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    rewarding experience with the children

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at The Growing Place Child Development Center

    Pros

    great support from staff, we celebrate special events great staff meetings they pay for some education for the betterment of the classroom

    Cons

    not very quick to give raises.Too much paperwork needs to filled out as far as documantation of what goes on in the classroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit to the staff that goes the extra mile. Offer some type of health plan to part time employees

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