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Knowledge Universe CEO Tom Wyatt
Tom Wyatt
98 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company is absolutely united in the mission to serve children and families across the country(in 11 reviews)

  • "Working with people who believe in making a difference in a family's life(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "District Mgr."

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

    I worked at Knowledge Universe full-time for more than 20 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 

      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.

    • "Marketing Department"

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

      I worked at Knowledge Universe

      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.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Teacher in Stanford, CA

      I worked at Knowledge Universe full-time for more than 6 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.

    • "Assistant Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in New York, NY

      I worked at Knowledge Universe part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      A great learning environment for both children and teacher.

      Cons

      Could have better employee benefits.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Senior Director, Operations Services"

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

      I worked at Knowledge Universe full-time for more than 4 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.

    • 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
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Knowledge Universe full-time for more than 2 years

      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.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Not always bad"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves 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

    • "Client Services Agent"

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

      I worked at Knowledge Universe for more than 4 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.

    • "Quick stop"

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        Former Employee - Facilities Tech in Richmond, VA

        I worked at Knowledge Universe for more than a year

        Pros

        Nice people to work with.

        Cons

        Pay could be better, low pay

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