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Rainbow Station Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  1. "Co-Workers Make It Fun, Pay Makes It Hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recreation Counselor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Recreation Counselor in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    - The staff is friendly and welcoming. Some of the best people I've ever worked with. Makes it fun to come into work each day.
    - Management is competent, and their door is always open for questions and suggestions.
    - Some of the best kids in the area.
    - Beautiful facility, with sick-child care on site.

    Cons

    - Pay is low -- higher than usual for other area centers, but for the amount of work (and the amount of experience you have) is not on par.
    - While staff is friendly, very cliqueish between Village and Preschool. Some Preschool staff is not very open with Village staff, leaving us to feel alienated and awkward. (Same can sometimes be said about Preschool management when you are a Village staff member).
    - Confusing and inconsistent schedules.
    - Benefits take a long time to receive.

    Advice to Management

    As a Village staff member, I sometimes felt overlooked in favor of Preschool. Don't leave us hanging.


  2. "Loved it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recreational Counselor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Recreational Counselor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great management
    Amazing co workers
    Great at recognizing and rewarding great work
    I love the kids and families and will miss them
    Fun job all around
    A wonderful place to get teaching experience and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Could pay better since teachers work year round

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  3. "It's great for an Entry level career or someone with no major responsibilities"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Rainbow Station (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome children, hours are flexible depending on the desired position, management has a willingness to work with you, fun environment for kids to learn

    Cons

    Training's are rarely onsite, training doesn't always guarantee a raise, inconsistent schedule, time off can be hard to schedule, coverage can be difficult to find, no more than an hour of overtime a week


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  5. "For the most part, I enjoy my time working as a preschool teacher."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rainbow Station full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best pay for a child care position. Amazing opportunities. Advancement is very possible and encouraged. You get to be a kid everyday.

    Cons

    Overworked. Expect a lot with not much time or resources. Even though the best pay I've ever had as a child care professional, still not enough as someone with their bachelors and a 40 hour a week job.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit where credit is due.


  6. "worst place I've ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Cedar Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station (More than a year)

    Pros

    the children and families

    Cons

    I worked at the cedar park/Austin location. Administration constantly broke NAEYC regulations, especially teacher/child ratios. They are cheap with paying their employees(not :approving" overtime, terrible salaries, no raises, working holidays, etc) I stayed way too long simply because I loved the kids and families


  7. "They're the Best!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great staff culture, feels like a family. Good parties, events, etc for staff. Families love it.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher but its still better than most other preschools

    Advice to Management

    More money.


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Wyndham, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Wyndham, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rainbow Station full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have had a very positive experience. For the most part, my coworkers are like family and are always there to support me in my personal and professional life. I have great perks (one being having my children here with me). Receiving time to lesson plan is a plus and the pay is competitive for the industry. We are encouraged to be life long learners so on site classes and trips to conferences are offered throughout the year.

    Cons

    some teachers are not as dedicated as others


  9. "Don't work here. Don't put your kids here."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Cedar Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facility. Great co-workers. Good resources. Nurse in building.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Children put at risk everyday. Lice EVERYWHERE. Don't work here. Don't put your kids here. Worst place I have ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees.


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    "Low pay for high work"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Rainbow Station full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance is expensive but takes care of the basics. 7 days of leave after 6 months. Closed on weekends and major holidays

    Cons

    They value you being a teacher to the children enrolled in the program. However they don't value you being a mother to your own children.

    The people that make the most money in the company get a higher discount on child care. The employees that get payed the least pay the most for child care. Two children enrolled at one time will take your whole paycheck!!

    Advice to Management

    Allow time for doctors appointments!!! The healthier your teachers are the healthier the children are that are enrolled in your programs.


  11. "poor pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rainbow Station full-time

    Pros

    the children make it great, and good co-workers keep you there long enough. Good location.

    Cons

    low pay, especially for a lead teacher with a degree. poor benefits. difficulty to get the small raise, once a year. they stiff you on overtime worked! high turn over, which means you never know who's going to be in the room. the amount of work expected is high, and they don't give you time during the day to do the work, so you end up taking it home. little resources . And very poor communication from management. teachers have to beg for potty breaks and often get told "no."

    Advice to Management

    care about employees, especially those who have stuck around! take a walk in their shoes and try to understand their needs and situations.


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