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Updated January 24, 2017
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  • Low pay at all levels of employment (in 8 reviews)

  • Poor management from the assistant director all the way to the district manager (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job, Low Pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Childcare Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The children were great and very loving..

    Cons

    As a college senior majoring in Education I was only offered $9.00.

    Advice to Management

    Working with children from a curriculum is a lot and the workers deserve better pay.


  2. "Mostly good but left with a bad taste!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best times of my life happened while I worked at CNI and I felt like I made a difference in the lives of children and their families. I like that there are policies and procedures that SHOULD be followed by all. Both schools that I worked at were well maintained and clean. Materials were always in abundance.

    Cons

    -Little to no training. (Which shouldn't happen.)
    -The food is appalling.
    -The bottom line was always money (its a for profit company so its to be expected).
    -My District Manager was unprofessional, disrespectful, entitled, verbally abusive, and nasty. (I could have kept a HR person VERY busy with complaints but my job was threatened.)
    -There is a HUGE breakdown between the corporate ideals and school implementation.
    -If you expect to employ highly qualified teachers then you need to PAY accordingly.
    -I am a grown-up and can dress myself. The uniform is ridiculous. (The apron is just stupid. Kind of on the same line with the previous post. No one with an advanced degree is gonna wear that uniform.)
    -Favoritism
    -During a video conference around a patriotic holiday, a corporate employee played the song "Bombs Over Baghdad".

    -THE CURRICULUM IS THE BIGGEST JOKE OF ALL! Again, if you expect to employ highly qualified teachers, let them write their own curriculum!

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your employees.
    -Stop letting people create positions inside corporate just so they can keep a job.
    -Create a better system for HR problems. (I complained about something once and my DM was called directly, given my name and problem and that was the first -of many- times my job was threatened.)
    -Get back to basics. You are in a great position to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. But theres a HUGE breakdown.


  3. "Good for gaining experience for working with kids"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff is supportive, management will work with you.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate. You may end up being a floater.

    Childcare Network Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. I am glad that you feel supported by the staff and that your management worked with you. We are actively focused on steps to reduce attrition and appreciate your patience as ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Its an okay place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Childcare Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work with children.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best. sick days and paid leave do not begin until you've been working for the company for a year. That is difficult because getting sick is an occupational hazard of working with children.

    Advice to Management

    Treat teachers better and you will retain them for longer periods of time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    continuing education program, on-going training

    Cons

    poor management, no HR department, children for profit, corporate

    Advice to Management

    better organization and more directors and general managers with classroom experience


  7. "Adminastrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Childcare Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is growing. It is a good company to work for. My job description was a multitude of jobs and responsibilities. I went above and beyond to assist all my co workers and departments, including CFO, CEO, COO.

    Cons

    Communication is a true con for this company.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Depends..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Childcare Provider in Oviedo, FL
    Former Employee - Childcare Provider in Oviedo, FL

    I worked at Childcare Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with kids and helping them learn and grow. enjoyed learning new things and different ways to interact with the children.

    Cons

    Seemed to be issues fairly regularly with scheduling and having enough staff present. Doesnt seem as if the Corporate heads are efficiently delegating responsibility fairly. Poor wages, and in turn, poor workers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "teacher"

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

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full-time employment more than one location. Friendly environment and staff. Offers additional education and classes.

    Cons

    Full-time steady employment. They offer additional training.
    Medical benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and compensation. Need additional Staffing. Need to find a way so that the turnover rate for teachers is lower and a better phone system.


  10. "Mostly Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Hixson, TN
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Hixson, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you could tell the director loved and cared about all her employees. She was kind and worked with everyone very well. All federal holidays off. The parents were nice and appreciated us. The kids always had a good program with enough activities to do.

    Cons

    There weren't enough employees usually, and they hired anyone who was over 18 and often it wasn't people who should have been around kids (not dangerous, just people who didn't care or didn't pay attention). There weren't enough people to cover breaks typically, so no one got more than a 30 minute lunch break per shift. The hours were often unfairly divided, with some employees able to stay for an hour or two, while others were there nearly the full 12 hours. Things were rarely very efficient when it came to scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Work on a better schedule, and have a better screening process to make sure that people who are hired want to be there and will do their job well considering they have other people's kid's lives in their hands. Paying minimum wage won't keep the better employees around though.


  11. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They look to help children learn as much as possible!

    Cons

    Need more support from corporate in appreciating Teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead and appreciate staff!



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