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Kindercare Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • Very low pay for job responsibilities (in 61 reviews)

  • A lot of the upper management they are hiring are business managers from retail (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Your child Can come to work with you

    Cons

    Salary sucks.no support from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with right e perience


  2. "Preschool Teacher (2 years room)"

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

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    There are other caring teachers at the Mountain View location.

    Cons

    I was regularly left alone with 12 kids (which is illegal) and the company showed no regard for child safety or family happiness, only money.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul your entire company from the top-down.

  3. "Employees drop like flies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Do your own work. They don't bother you. You can eat lunch with the kids. One hour lunches. You can basically wear whatever.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about their business. Typical money ran environment with no direction. Admin blames teachers for everything. No communication.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and take constructive feedback. Don't blame the teachers for your failure in owning the company.


  4. "Ahwatukee KinderCare/Mountain Park"

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

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Child care discount
    Possible flexible schedule

    Cons

    This center is no longer a quality center. Be aware, the new manager does not care about you, your development, or health. She will not fight for you, does not know the state standards. She says one thing to you and something else to others. Do yourself a favor, find a different location.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the state standards, learn how to support your staff and show them you care. Do not lie.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant (Infants) in Normandy Park, WA
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant (Infants) in Normandy Park, WA

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

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, wonderful children. Got to make good friends with family's

    Cons

    Bad pay, understaffed, uncaring of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees how you would want to be treated. Make employees feel like there worth something in the center.


  6. "Don't waste your time here!"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Bethel Park, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Bethel Park, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Families, kids, and some coworkers

    Cons

    Verbal abuse to children and staff turnover because of the lack of good pay!

    Advice to Management

    If more than 1 Teacher tells you a teacher is being abusive you need to take immediate action! Yes the teacher is still there!


  7. "Lead infant teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Children, parents, holidays. But not much else. Asside from the corporate benefits

    Cons

    Director is condescending, older staff in infant room is nasty & easily reportable to licensing

    Advice to Management

    Fire manipulative staff. Hire a real qualified director

  8. Helpful (1)

    "My Experience at Kindercare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good families, and a few good coworker friends, company will pay for your CDA, and Fun curriculum.

    Cons

    Schedules changed daily, last minute mandatory meetings, confidential employee info leaked to staff, high turnover rate, family engagement low, kids moved from room to room depending on ratio. Higher ups could care less about their employees or the children it is all about the numbers. Low pay for the amount of high stress you deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be professional and set high standards for everyone to follow.


  9. "Kindercare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    They pay for your education.

    Cons

    They don't really care about the children. It's all about the money.


  10. "Bad Apples on top spoil the tree"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers at your location are your only ally.

    Cons

    HR is a joke. Can't answer basic questions from insurance to policy or even be bothered to return a call. It is run like a Dillard's or Macy's except less pay and your responsibility is to the care and welfare of youngsters. The company is a total joke. They don't care one iota of your there or not. It is all about selling spots to bring in cash and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your CFO, CEO, HR fools, regional managers, bother to train your on site managers in house and have it properly trickled down properly to the staff. Hire competent administration. Your really really out of touch Seattle. Treat your employees how they should be considering the important job they do. Expand HR and have them come and do their job regionally. Also your curriculum could be written by a numbskull who has never met a kid. Get some real educators who have used and tried age appropriate curriculum to write it for you. Come on having 4 year olds do expansive sight word training. What a joke.


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