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Kiddie Academy Reviews

Updated December 24, 2018
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Kiddie Academy Director of Curriculum Renee Thompson
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  1. "Great culture + growing company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best of both worlds in that it is a larger, growing company but maintains the friendliness and culture of a smaller company.

    Cons

    Somewhat traditional company rules and handbook.

    Advice to Management

    Just continue to engage with your employees and keep changing for the better.


  2. "Poor leadership skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low child care expenses for employees

    Cons

    Director does not care about employees only the money the students bring in.

    Advice to Management

    Show more compassion to your employees they might last longer.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time

    Pros

    - Mobility within center
    - Excellent management
    - Corporate really cares
    - Curriculum that works

    Cons

    - None. Was given every resource I needed


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Park Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, flexiable with schedule, friendly community

    Cons

    None, only reason I left was because of my husbands job locating

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with staff, you listen help and guide. Thank you for making us all feel like family!


  5. "Run away"

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Plantation, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is being a positive influence in the child’s life

    Cons

    Very low pay, not enough time to really teach with all the different requirements as far as schedule for the kids

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Listen to your employees. Don’t allow your need for teachers to accept teachers who have mental issues.


  6. "Edina"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time

    Pros

    It’s a great place to be! Owners are hands-on and have a true vision for offering the best of everything to create a positive environment for children.

    Cons

    We are a new, growing school. Juggling important tasks and seeing them through can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to you!


  7. "Awesome kids and families"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Arnold, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Arnold, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kids and families are amazing, good relationships with most of my coworkers, laid back atmosphere. There is room for advancement.

    Cons

    Low wages, feeling undervalued by management and owner, a handful of coworkers create a constant gossip mill (not surprising since there’s all women)

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees higher wages!

  8. "assistant teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Bryan, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Bryan, TX

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management, mostly friendly parents and cute kids

    Cons

    Low starting pay with little opportunity for raises, stressful job

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more


  9. "Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with letting you off early and taking days off

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not good


  10. "It’s ok"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Eatontown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kids are cute and fun to be around, you get close with your coworkers

    Cons

    Manager is not the best, very hard to get a raise