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Kindercare Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Very low pay for job responsibilities (in 53 reviews)

  • upper management (been through 3 district managers in 2 years) (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Terrible place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Coworkers
    Children were great
    Parents really nice

    Cons

    Management who bully staff there have been 14-15 staff leave while I was employed there. Do not care about the children,parents or teachers only making money. Management have favorites and treat them different to other staff by buying them lunch everyday. Do not work here!! They make promises and break them often. Never supply teachers with resources to do their job constantly putting staff down. Employ people with no experience just to have a body in the room so they can enroll more children. Centers are filthy and have bugs as the teachers are responsible to clean as well as run the rooms. No support. You have to wait a year before you get time off paid. Important appointments they don't honor or care about they will make you be late or miss it. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    respect staff


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Nice Families, good kids, two or three good teachers.

    Cons

    Reduction in hours, no communication between management and teachers, staff who do not truly want to be working there, and major favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Keep politics out of the center, train the teachers and get rid of teachers that yell at kids and don't do their jobs.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Kindercare director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Center Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Center Director in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow within! Help is always available if you ask. The team is like family, great environment to work in. Love working with kids and helping them grow and master new skills.

    Cons

    Labor is not always easy to meet, lots of pressure to come in at target or below. Training is a learn as you go method, so lots of frustration if you don't have clear guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the labor model, better training, allocate more hours to keep consistent schedules for staff and families


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  5. "Only as good as the management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    good company resources, nice facility, love the kids

    Cons

    staff turnover, low wages, high state ratios


  6. "WARNING WARNING"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with wonderful children

    Cons

    Management is clueless truly biased favoritism is the only way to gain any thing

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the current director


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director made kids cry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starts at $14 / hour which is more than I was making at my other job. I can't think of any more pros.

    Cons

    Kids were rude. Director was mean to the kids. She ripped up a kid's art project because he wasn't cleaning up. She said the most important thing was "parent satisfaction" which I disagreed with. It should be about the kids and their education. I never saw any instruction take place. I worked in the mornings so it must have happened in the afternoons. Schedule was very inconsistent. I often worked a little less than 2 hours.

    Also I had to pay for many things out of my own pocket before I started the job. Child care training, food handler's permit, CPR and first did, etc. If I had known that before I interviewed I wouldn't have bothered.


  8. "Feels like working for a large corporation not like a place that gives individual attention to kids"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Teacher in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very clear about their expectations if you read all the material they give you. All their policies have been planned out.

    Cons

    They don't give you very much training. Too many kids in one room for a teacher to be able to give them the attention that they need.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time making it feel like a place kids and staff would like to work at.


  9. "Teacher assistant"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Preschool Teacher in Rock Island, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Preschool Teacher in Rock Island, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and work environment

    Cons

    Older building and not much light


  10. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Good interview and sweet talk. Helpful when needed.

    Cons

    Bad organizational skills and no proper management of the teachers. No proper channel of communication facilitated between teachers and parents. No care for kids' food needs.

    Advice to Management

    Do not give the right to every teacher to boss over the other teachers. Why should one be answerable to every teacher in the center when the management is around? Keep your promises made during the interview. Fresh and healthy food should be given to the kids not frozen and canned food.


  11. "Kinder Care Glen Mills, PA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Glen Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Glen Mills, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kids are great and great location

    Cons

    Very miserable work environment there is no real team work management talks down to staff and staff is not valued at all!

    Advice to Management

    Lear how to appreaciate and communicate in a non condescending tone


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