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"Unacceptable"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Teacher in West Windsor, NJ
Current Employee - Teacher in West Windsor, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Kindercare full-time (More than a year)

Pros

working with children
coworkers are friendly

Cons

work-life balance
long hours
horrible pay
unprofessional
hostile work environment
underappreciated
no supplies/materials
expect to work during blizzards
high teacher turnover

Advice to Management

If you expect your teachers to meet the standards held for public school teachers then you must pay them as such. Ratios are never maintained, teachers are constantly under so much stress and run down that they are crying and getting ill on a daily basis and still expected to give 150%. I was literally vomiting at work one day and could not stand and the director told me I better get myself together real fast so the parents aren't put off by me being there sick, yet she told me if I left I would be terminated. I could go on and on and none of it is good.

Other Employee Reviews for Kindercare

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, but lacks focus on what's important."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, school setting, and loving, nurturing learning environment.

    Cons

    Gossip, favoritism, new polices that are not realistic, corporate people visit and don't even acknowledge you

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal, properly train new employees, do not throw in a classroom and expect them to learn the correct way of performing their job.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Run as a corporation more than a school"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's wonderful working with kids daily and implementing curriculum in classrooms.

    Cons

    In the late afternoons kids are shifted around to different classes because there are fewer teachers and groups of all ages makes things chaotic. Compensation doesn't increase despite excellent performance. No room for advancement, this is not a career. Coworkers generally depressed about their position. Emphasis is on licensing or visits from supervisors, not on education and growth.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the teachers who truly care about their jobs.

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