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Kindercare Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • low pay does not permit retention (in 63 reviews)

  • A lot of the upper management they are hiring are business managers from retail (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Burke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in management.

    Cons

    Long hours and feel like you get nothing done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company provides a wonderful curriculum for the teachers to impliment in the classroom. They will supply all of the education materials needed to teach the children.

    Cons

    Because I live in Texas, the state licensing ratio is high. I would like the Texas ratios to be lowered to reduce the stress in the classroom.

  3. "Health and Safety Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kindercare part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, the building is like a close family. It's an upbeat environment with awesome children who are ready to learn and play.

    Cons

    People who come in just looking for a random job, then quit after a couple of weeks. The people who come in and love teaching it what makes the job easier.

    Advice to Management

    There are always opportunities to grow with the company.


  4. "Infant teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infant Teacher in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Infant Teacher in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The smiling faces of all the children in the building

    Cons

    Communication between other staff and relieve the teachers.


  5. "Ups and Downs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Staff are nice. Professional Development training twice a year that we don't have to pay for.

    Cons

    Salary is very low. Buildings differ in size and professionalism. Some building and programs are well maintained while others are not. Hours can get cut if students are low, you are not guaranteed all your hours. Raises are hard to come by.
    It is privately owned so in extreme weather conditions, may not close even if surrounding area is.


  6. "Assistant Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good training, good coworkers, amazing kids

    Cons

    Long shifts, don’t always receive breaks


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lead Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Great curriculum, good benefits. Being a part of the lives of so many in a positive, educational way.

    Cons

    If staff is short handed, you're looking at not being able to even use the bathroom. It's A LOT of work for very little pay.

  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindercare part-time

    Pros

    Fun nice happy cool yay

    Cons

    Need better pay needs better pay needs better pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Truly Impactful Job with Disorganized Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Ponte Vedra, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Ponte Vedra, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You impact the lives of children.
    Prepared program manuals.
    Clearly defined policies for cleaning.
    Team work.
    Acknowledgement for achievements.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized.
    Procedures and policies are mainly decided by cite director upon their own discretion.
    Management prioritizes profits before children.
    Breaks are irregular.
    Lack of support from co-workers and management.
    Lack of transparency throughout the company.
    Stressful work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define policies and enforce them to avoid confusion and hypocrisy. Take the time to intervene to help a teacher in need of support. Help motivate those doing the right thing and acknowledge them. Model best practices and proper procedures in every classroom. Step inside the classroom and take the time to interact with students and teachers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Teacher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional,caring,excellent curriculum,excellent co-workers,excellent teacher support,flexibility,and wonderful children and families.

    Cons

    Difficulty in hiring qualified teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to actively support valuable team members. Address and correct team members who are not doing an appropriate job in following the philosophy and procedures outlined by employer.


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