The Goddard School - A good idea, but not enough checks and balances. | Glassdoor
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"A good idea, but not enough checks and balances."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The center is beautiful, the parents were involved and caring and the children were wonderful. The curriculum was diverse and easily tailored to fit individual classes.

Cons

As a franchise, owners do not have to be knowledgeable in early childhood best practices. For this reason, they can run their schools however they see fit, whether that be for the benefit of the children and families, or for their own reasons. At this school, the owner disregarded advice from the directors she hired and proceeded to engage in completely inappropriate and unprofessional acts towards staff members. Company checks came too late, and any actions taken to rectify the situations that occurred were ineffective.

Advice to Management

If you have hired a director, based on his/her experience and expertise in the early childhood field, be sure to let him/her use that knowledge to run the school. This is the only way to keep a school at capacity, and to hire -and retain- quality teachers.

Other Employee Reviews for The Goddard School

  1. "Not Where it Needs to Be"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Edmond, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great ideas and wants to move forward

    Cons

    Not enough support from ownership, and teachers get away with too much. Being late 100 times a year is apparently no big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about how much money you make a year and start being more concerned with the progress of the school or you won't have ANY money coming in because everyone will pull their children.


  2. "Stay away from this company for your own career sake"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Staff in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Corporate Staff in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the CEO is a very nice man. He is kind and hard working.

    Cons

    The field operations are a mess. The COO is out of touch with what goes on a daily basis in the field. All that matters to her is self-preservation and self-image building. All that the COO does every day is play mind games with staff. The growth rate of the company is taking a nose-dive by the day under her leadership. Everyone knows the reality but no one dares to speak up due to fear of being black-listed and terminated by her.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the board of directors: Take a closer look and the root of the problem here at Goddard.


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