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Updated Jul 24, 2017

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8 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Teacher

    Aug 30, 2015 - Teacher in Genesee, CO
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    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.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Corporate Headquarters - Highly political, low self esteem, and watch your back

    Aug 29, 2013 - IT Manager in Portland, OR
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    Pros

    One of the benefits (at least used to be) is a discount on child care at one of their centers. So that can be a plus if there is a good center in your area and you have children.

    Cons

    This is an extremely political environment and definitely dog-eat-dog world. Even if you don't play politics, it will be hard to stay clear because the political players cannot conceive of anyone not playing their game. If you are with them, that's great while they need you. If you aren't with them (or you are not playing), be prepared to be a constant target. Management practices can vary from those that follow some semblance of normalcy, to those who will do anything they please including withholding bonuses, bad reviews (however unsubstantiated), critical rebuffs when you don't agree with them, to outright insulting and critical comments to your face with a dozen witnesses. This is true among the upper management, as well. Most employees won't speak up because they want to keep their jobs, so don't count on any support from the sidelines. Just keep your head down, try not to be noticed, smile when you can, and get out as soon as possible. Bottom line, if you love politically charged environments where your accomplishments don't count for nearly as much as your backstabbing style, this is a great place to hone your skills. If you don't thrive in a viciously political environment, -- don't bother applying. If you do need the money right now, take the job but keep looking.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

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

    Sep 3, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
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    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.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Work at KLC.

    Aug 5, 2012 - Center Director in Chatsworth, CA
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    Pros

    The best thing about this position was I was able to realize a long held dream to become a Director for this organization. It looked glamorous, important, fun from the outside, but in reality the work was very difficult.

    Cons

    It consisted of a daily balancing of time, staff, clients, officials, and tons of reports. No support from the district manager. The companies priorities are money, money, money , to the detriment of the only real important resource which are the people.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Have to be the right color to move up

    Sep 27, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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.,

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Knowledge Learning Corp.

    May 2, 2010 -  in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    Working with children is very rewarding.

    Cons

    No raises in past 2 years. Not enough money in put into the buidlings.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Area Manager

    Jun 8, 2015 - Area Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommend
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    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

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    AVIOD!

    Nov 14, 2008 - Lead Teacher- Twos in Milwaukee, WI
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    Pros

    They are closed on weekends. That's the only nice thing I can think of.

    Cons

    Low pay, horrible discount for employees, they expect so much that you have to work while at home and off the clock to get everything done, they never want to buy supplies so you end up spending your own money to carry out lesson plans, they try to change your hours at the last minute and don't care about the employees obligations outside of work. They expect you to put the needs of the center ahead of the needs of your own family- and for just over minimum wage! This is a great place to work if you want to be treated like a number instead of an employee! They care about making money but not at all about people.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Quite Possibly worse then going to prison.. At least inmates get some respect.

    May 30, 2012 - Anonymous Corporate Office Worker in Portland, OR
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    Pros

    The daycare benefits for my daughter were excellent, i got to use the services. Great Location, Great commute options. This is only in relation to the corporate office, not to any of the other locations out there. Some of the low level employees in the office were great.

    Cons

    My first few months i would vomit just a little bit from being so nervous about what a stupid thing i've done to take the position. It made my physically ill to deal with the irrational management at the company. They have very high turnover and quite a bit of contracting goes on. This is corporate cost cutting not quality, it really shows. Exceedingly political and egotistical. My pay was well below market rates, raises? No! Fair performance evaluation? No.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Current Employee

    STAY AWAY

    Oct 20, 2009 - Assistant Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work environment varies from center to center it all depends on the director. If the director is good and repects the staff then it is great with mutual respect, fun and a sense of accompishment.

    Cons

    You only advance in ths company it you are the right color. Ability has NOTHING to do with it. You can look and the general ethnic make up of the management and see what is happening. It is all based on race and what your relationship is with the Area Manager.

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    3 people found this review helpful
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