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Kindercare Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Very low pay for job responsibilities (in 52 reviews)

  • upper management (been through 3 district managers in 2 years) (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "It was ok but could have been better."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Blaine, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had training often and I knew I could go to director or assistant director and ask questions if I needed to.

    Cons

    It was hard for me to get anwsers to transfer to another location, my pay was not that high for my position and it was hard to move up in positions.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for someone to transfer to another site and make the pay worth it for the position that someone is in.


  2. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and directors that works with you to create a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Directors are constantly changing.


  3. "Kindercare"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Moorpark, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Moorpark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to work with great people, Working with kids is great as well.

    Cons

    pay is not good, for the amount of work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better, they deserve it


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  5. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kindercare part-time

    Pros

    Flexible on the hours they give

    Cons

    Sometimes cut hours down due to overstaffing


  6. "lead teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    When a child really enjoyed an activity I planned.

    Cons

    Management, culture, no consequences, and cleanliness were all issues.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Find somewhere else to work"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    KinderCare provided school (college) reimbursement. I experienced drastic difference in quality of management depend on location.

    Cons

    The pay is poor and teachers are burnt out

    Advice to Management

    Create an assessment systems to identify and help teachers who are burnt out.


  8. "I'm going back"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Auburn, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the teachers, the families, and the kids. I love the creativity and the different ways to implement different methods of learning.

    Cons

    Unreasonable requests by families for their children


  9. "Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    working with children was great as well as trainings

    Cons

    management did not care about the teachers


  10. "Depends."

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    Former Employee - Center Director
    Former Employee - Center Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, learned a lot, had many good mentors

    Cons

    Hours, lack of communication between center management and corporate, stereotypical "corporation games"

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring friends, lower the turn over, don't fix something that doesn't need fixing, listen to your center employees and support them.


  11. "They do not pay according to job performance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are many locations, employees get paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, benefits, vacation and sick time

    Cons

    Employees are not paid what they deserve, calling in sick is really not an option, small yearly merit raises, insurance prices go up every year

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees based on what they deserve



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