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Kindercare Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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  • "Hard to maintain teachers due to low pay" (in 75 reviews)

  • "Children are shuffled around from room to room in order for certain staff to leave early" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Best center ever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaching at kindercare is one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. I’ve worked at other child care centers before and nothing compares to this place. It’s amazing.

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Advice to Management

    managment works with you.


  2. "I love my job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infant/Toddler Teacher in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Infant/Toddler Teacher in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to be around young children all day
    Enjoy watching the children grow and change
    Satisfying

    Cons

    Exhausting - in a good way though
    Hard to get a day/time off on short notice

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for good people to care for these children! Maybe offer higher rate of pay...

  3. "Review of Kindercare in MN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Some of the centers are really good

    Cons

    Some of the centers are really trash

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people


  4. "Assistant Center Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, positive work atmosphere

    Cons

    New company to my area


  5. "Assistant Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare part-time

    Pros

    Amazing director & smoothly ran

    Cons

    Curriculum too cookie cutter in my opinion


  6. "Thankful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Good company with areas to advance amd learn.

    Cons

    High turn over and non-competitive salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Work on making the pay more competitive and the insurance more affordable.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dont do it. Its NOT worth it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Cook in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The kids make is all worth it.

    Cons

    Literally everything. Yhey treat you great at 1st, then they'll treat you worse then you could have ever imagined.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pre-K Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Lead Pre-k Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Pre-k Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love teaching and working with kids.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, directors care more about whats on your boards than the content that your kids are learning. Boards are to be changed bi-weekly with each theme. They also want you ro create your own decorations for the entire room to go along with the theme as well. You can only leave them up for 2 weeks though. If your room doesn't "scream the theme" there is an issue regardless of how much the kids are learning. Everyone's room isn't held to the same standard though. The classes closest to the front door get held to a different standard. Anddddd finally the pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Care more about what the kids are learning, not the decorations in the room.


  9. "Lead Toddler Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    I have the best Co-workers in the world. I love my kids.

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Work with children everyday is a pro

    Cons

    Unorganized, poor management, scarce resources


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