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Updated February 23, 2018
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  • low pay does not permit retention (in 65 reviews)

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

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  1. "Director"

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

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Great company great benefits great people

    Cons

    Continue to add to workload until they break your back


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    forming relationships, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    stressful environment and not enough pay

  3. "You have to be strong to last!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company somehow listen to employees, curriculum is well organized, management is easy to talk to, families are very giving. That’s about it!

    Cons

    Pay doesn’t match all lf the requirements!!! There is too much pressure to complete tasks. We understand education is not a high paid field, however, good and strong employees should be compensated and appreciated more than they do.

    Advice to Management

    CD and AD have to be on the same page. Provide more training on how to deal with rude, difficult employees and children


  4. "kindercare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kindercare part-time

    Pros

    flexible, understanding, warm environment, and extremely nice management

    Cons

    so much stress and under-staffed


  5. "Great company, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Palos Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Palos Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice center, OK pay, good benefits and perks

    Cons

    Teachers barely last 6 months at this location, management is unfairly biased, calls to HR were useless

    Advice to Management

    Get better, learn how to respect your teachers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too cliche"

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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

    It’s a very busy atmosphere

    Cons

    The manager is very nice but doesn’t try to work with you if you are having a hard time

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people instead of turning a blind eye


  7. "Various quite a bit"

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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

    Kids, depending on the center you might be an overall good experience.

    Cons

    Quality various too much between centers. Too many teachers leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Get the centers more inline with each other

  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Organized activities so children can learn .

    Cons

    Management delivers an autocratic leadership style .

    Advice to Management

    Embracing a democratic leadership style that values the input of team members and peers will increase moral.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Director/tutorial specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Working with the children and seeing their growth

    Cons

    the gossip, lack of team work, drama, pay

    Advice to Management

    management needs to work together as a team along with the staff and famlies of the center


  10. Helpful (3)

    "It’s not about the kids"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Vacation time, free lunches, health, dental, and vision insurance, and child care discount.

    Cons

    You never know when you’re going to get out for the day. If you stay late one day, you’ll be sent on a 2 hour break later in the week to get rid of overtime. So there is no work/life balance. Kids being shuffled around all day to help manage ratios and labor hours. You are also expected to clean the building everyday-scrubbing toilets, mopping the floor, vacuuming, and laundering sheets. Pay is crappy for what is expected and pay raises are only $.10 an hour more which is an insult. Too much corporate greed. Extremely mismanaged.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within the company especially at the corporate level. Too many decisions being made by people who don’t have a background in ECE. Stop nickeling and diming parents. This corporation is completely mismanaged and it starts at the top.


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