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Knowledge Learning Reviews

Updated September 29, 2016
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Genesee, CO
    Former Employee - Teacher in Genesee, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledge Learning Corporation was a very good company to work for. They were a fair employer. They cared about employees. Cared about children. Had very good benefits. Good pay.

    Cons

    The company was great, but they were bought out by KinderCare and relocated to Portland, Oregon. So, the corporate offices were closed, and I was laid off.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. Management was fair and good to work for. They offered competitive salaries and good benefits. They cared about their employees. They even cared enough to offer severance to employees being let go.


  2. "PreK Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The time schedule was early and you greeted your kids and parents that morning.

    Cons

    Director and staff members like of care and concern for the kids.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knowledge Learning (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home while managing and overseeing programs made an ideal work environment. Employee benefits as it relates to child care were great!

    Cons

    Too many changes in upper management which caused too much uncertainty at AM level. Support tools when provided were given too late- need to be proactive and done ahead of time

    Advice to Management

    Work closer to the field to understand their challenges and concerns


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  5. "Great times had by all... Maybe?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knowledge Learning full-time

    Pros

    Working with families, coworkers, trainings and staff

    Cons

    Bad management hired in people outside of the education world, managers that cared more for appearance than true education.

    Advice to Management

    I have heard of lots of changes, keep going that way. Get back to educating children and less of a profit.


  6. "Awesome!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved everything about working at this place. They quickly recognized my potential and I was able to train in the field of Early Childhood Education. Till this very day, I consider that time to be one of the most enjoyable times in my education career.

    Cons

    There are no cons other than long long hours.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Have to be the right color to move up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    tuition reimbursement, top payed compared to other child care centers, people you work within the classroom have the same opinions as you do. the company is world wide so if you want a transfer it seems possible.

    Cons

    you only advance in the company if you the right color, the trainings are a waste of of time. the employees opinions and suggestions are tossed to the side and the parents are in control. Expectations to come to work during state of emergencies is outrageous. Lack of supplies is embarrassing. kids are allowed to come to school sick and contagious.,

    Advice to Management

    stop spending money on directors trainings in Florida and spend it on your employees. show your appreciation to the teachers. pay for a decent holiday party and give them a christmas bonus.


  8. "Still has not recovered from merger."

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly. Company is starting to put money back into schools.

    Cons

    Poor benefits. Office culture is not trustworthy. Turnover is crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the field to have the real picture. Quit chasing Learning Care Group's philosophy.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "There are much better companies out there. Keep looking."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Locations, leaving, Finding a new position elsewhere.

    Cons

    Crooked upper management, lack of proper training for direct staff, poor staff quality, disgraceful corporate practices that go unreported because of threatening management.

    Advice to Management

    Fresh faces from the top down. You entered this business to improve the lives of children, however your crooked ways have turned many great staff against you.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Overall a good experience, but I don't feel that there are further opportunities for me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Although working in the corporate offices is distancing from the company's true goals, it is nice knowing that we, through the thousands of teachers and center directors in the field, have the opportunity to positively impact so many children and families. It can be very rewarding work.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, work life at KU can vary quite a lot. The senior management has been talking about working harder to retain talent and help people in their careers, but I have yet to see it.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - District Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - District Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowledge Learning full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company respects and values work / life balance.

    Cons

    Continual chnages of expecutive leadership. Focus changes weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Work the plan.



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