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Kindercare Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • low pay does not permit retention (in 64 reviews)

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

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  1. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great vision headed in the right direction

    Cons

    about 5 years behind all the competition

    Advice to Management

    Bring the centers up to par to be able to compete with the surrounding center


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being around children / small ratio
    Stable Schedule
    Easy work
    Flexible with my Dr. appointments
    Flexible with sick days

    Cons

    Being around negative co-workers
    Doing all the work in a classroom with 2 other teachers
    Gossip
    sometimes we go into state ratio- oh wow!

    Advice to Management

    Some of us work harder than others, management needs to start firing lazy teachers. It doesn't matter if you've been with the company for more than 3 years, I can't stand working with these complainers! I have been at First Flight for many years. This is the first time in many years that parents are happy and some teachers are happy. First Flight has had a lot different teachers leave because they get tired of all the gossip. I say if you don't like your work then leave. I have many ex co-workers that want to come back to First Flight, they also realized that the grass isn't greener on the other side like they think it is. Best hourly pay by far. It's funny we are teachers and suppose to be creative with arts and crafts with our students their is no reason why my co workers should feel they need to buy decorations, if you buy decorations for your classroom it's because you choose to. I always ask for supplies and yeah it takes time for things to arrive but I get the things I need to be a great teacher. I make my own decorations so be like me. All I'm saying is move on and let us true teachers enjoy our work.

  3. "Great place to work."

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    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.


  4. "Health and Safety Coordinator"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Taking care of kids they are cute

    Cons

    Hard work, low pay, long hours


  6. "Not bad for a Daycare"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Preschool Teacher in Wall, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Preschool Teacher in Wall, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    PTO
    good Employee discount
    great coworkers
    Fun enviroment
    Easy to move up to management

    Cons

    Can get hectic but that just part of the job.
    Bunnies are our school pet and the teachers are responsible for cleaning their cages which is gross.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Bunnies.


  7. "Great Child Care Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Company provides lots of support and resources to center management and teaching staff, more so than other child care companies

    Cons

    I have no cons to share at this time.

  8. "Pre-K Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    The environment is fun loving!

    Cons

    The prep time given never seems never to be enough.


  9. "Easy but busy"

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

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    -Easy menu that doesn't require great culinary skills
    - Good, consistent hours
    -Center director doesn't micro manage

    Cons

    -Gets boring in kitchen by yourself


  10. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Good, clean environment for children and teachers

    Cons

    Fast paced and sometimes a bit hectic

    Advice to Management

    Lower the ratio by numbers and allow for growth


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