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Kindercare Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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  • "Hard to maintain teachers due to low pay" (in 76 reviews)

  • "Children are shuffled around from room to room in order for certain staff to leave early" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Work worth doing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing benefits, great hours, opportunity for growth, fun environment

    Cons

    very fast paced, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    support your staff and hang in there


  2. "It was a great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    All of the staff was very friendly

    Cons

    They seemed understaffed, so the environment was hectic

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Center Director in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Center Director in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work has a family

    Cons

    Need more professional development


  4. "love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    the kids make everything better

    Cons

    depends on where youre at


  5. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Westfield, IN
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Westfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Childcare highly discounted, no weekends

    Cons

    Hours, pay, higher management, unreal expectations, favoritism


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I was treated like a body, not a teacher"

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    Current Employee - Infant Teacher in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Infant Teacher in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time hours encouraged
    Consistent schedule

    Cons

    Office/management politics
    Ratios, money and the appearance of a well-ran center are more important than the care and education of the students

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff like teachers, not bodies in a classroom.


  7. "Loud and Loving"

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    Current Employee - Infant Teacher
    Current Employee - Infant Teacher

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    The babies are so sweet. The curriculum is awesome.

    Cons

    It's really loud. There is almost never enough people on staff.

  8. "Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Center Director in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Center Director in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work the center like it’s your own

    Cons

    Put in a lot more than 40 hours a week


  9. "Great company/job"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Denville, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Denville, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with kids, PTO for full-time employees, room for growth

    Cons

    Have to work 1 yr. before PTO ... depending on your seniority you may not get the best hours


  10. "Family Oriented"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have a best friend at work

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours when short staffed

    Advice to Management

    Based on education