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Knowledge Universe Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Working with people who believe in making a difference in a family's life" (in 9 reviews)

  • "We work with some great people and the early childhood education industry is important to our country" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Engagement is a term that is flung around but no real commitment to improvement of employee engagement" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "District Mgr."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - District Manager in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the relationships and Team building. Hard but, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Competing priorities and turn over in upper management.


  2. "Great Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knowledge Universe full-time

    Pros

    Team enviroment, supportive management. Enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Worked for a division with a lot of change so must be flexible.

  3. "Marketing Department"

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

    Pros

    Nice pay and good to see the children when you can.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and solid vision for the company. Leadership is awful at all levels. Negative and toxic environment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Knowledge Universe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    form great relationships with employees
    lots of great families

    Cons

    the company is extremely frugile
    They have a lot of money but choose not to pour money into their teachers
    there is very little appreciation for teachers and barely any motivators to keep teachers around. The company has such a high turnover rate its crazy.

    Advice to Management

    a more you value your teachers and make them feel of importance, you will have stronger teachers, and less turn over.


  5. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in New York, NY

    I worked at Knowledge Universe part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great learning environment for both children and teacher.

    Cons

    Could have better employee benefits.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Director, Operations Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great motivation to work for early childhood education

    Cons

    Board and executives at that time were not in ideal alignment

    Advice to Management

    Organize and incent all corporate efforts on childcare center efficiencies and effectiveness.


  7. Helpful (14)

    "You'll never have to explain why you aren't there anymore"

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    Former Employee - Director of Education in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Director of Education in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to do a lot of tasks that reach far beyond your area of assignment and expertise.
    Smart colleagues dedicated to making a difference

    Cons

    Human Resources team is a group of people hand selected based on previous working relationships. They guard their brand of culture, even when it means doing the wrong thing for the organization.

    Engagement is a term that is flung around but no real commitment to improvement of employee engagement. Just fear-mongering so that people no longer complain.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let rising stars go just because the appetite has changed.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not always bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knowledge Universe full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up
    Competitive salary
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Top level management unreasonable
    Only concerned about the bottom line
    No real concern for children and families

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about the money


  9. "Client Services Agent"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knowledge Universe (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented. Positive work environment. Management is exceptionally intuitive. Incentives are abundant. Training is consistent with corporate needs.

    Cons

    The Littleton corporate office closed and reverted to headquarters in Portland, OR. Only a few employees were able to transfer to their office.

    Advice to Management

    Company has strong leadership.. Wish that the opportunity were still available in Colorado. Account and Client management were were a pleasure to work with.


  10. "Quick stop"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Knowledge Universe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, low pay


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