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"Overworked Underappriciated"

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Current Employee - Assistant Teacher
Current Employee - Assistant 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

Very clean and high-quality school.
Wonderful supportive parents.
Hugs and kisses from children.

Cons

Way too much paperwork for all teachers including infant and toddler classes. No time is given for teachers to do the insane amount of work they have to do except when the children nap and children don't always nap. Fairly low pay in comparison to the amount of work expected. Unorganized management who does not respect teachers. This is an extremely high stress job and I feel that the management should have been more helpful to the teachers and assistants. There was quite a high turnover during the period that I was there.

Advice to Management

Give more support to teachers and assistance. Appreciate your Staff more.
Do not involve yourself in gossip or office favoritism.
Be more organized in your schedule so the teachers know what to expect as far as breaks etc. Be in your office more so that teachers who call the office will get a response.

Other Employee Reviews for The Goddard School

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Loves the kids, disliked the management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great teachers and wonderful kids and parents.

    Cons

    However, this is a franchise so every school is going to have a little bit of a different management. And that is the issue here. The director is pretty rude to the employees and made the day to day much more stressful than it is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Give appreciation to your teachers. They are who are keeping the kids enrolled in the school.


  2. "Owners and Directors are grossly incompetent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the teachers are good.

    Cons

    The owners and directors are not honest with parents. They take their time or do not inform parents of incidents. The franchise in which I worked should be investigated for gross negligence on the part of the senior leadership. Parents, if your children attend this school, make sure that you are hyper attentive to bite marks and other signs of injuries because the employees are banned from notifying you if your child is bitten or hit by another child.

    Advice to Management

    Start reporting incidences of children biting and hitting other children. Corporate leadership - Pay more attention to what is happening in your franchises and enforce corporate policy.

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