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Rainbow Station Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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  1. "Plus and Deltas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rainbow Station full-time

    Pros

    Facility- huge, always something to do
    Curriculum- children seem to learn at a pace that is suited for them
    Extracurriculars- offers many extras outside of just RS
    Location- convenient to home
    Activities- the children are always doing something, always extra events
    Families and Kids- love them all.

    Cons

    Pay
    Time Off
    Work Load for Certain Positions


  2. Helpful (2)

    "RN"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rainbow Station part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Children are endearing. The work schedule was wonderful.

    Cons

    Administration is terrible. Moral was very low. Admin Staff would leave the site every Monday for three hour meeting. Never got a lunch break. Bathroom breaks were once a day at best.

    Advice to Management

    . My orientation was a three day long orientation. Then I was left alone to run Get Well Place.I was mislead into believing the nurse/ child ratio was much lower than it actually was. Truth was there was usually one nurse for 275 plus children to handle all illnesses, emergency treatments, scheduled treatments such as nebulizers, glucose monitoring, insulin administration etc. In addition, the one RN could have from 3 to 6 sick children in Get Well from 7:30 am until 5:30 pm.
    This job was definitely too much for one RN to handle without any ancillary staff to assist. I felt this was an unsafe environment not only for th children but the nurse as well. The pay was mediocre, $25.00 / hour.

  3. "So much missed potential"

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

    Pros

    Great concept. Some great staff and teachers. Really adorable children. If coming from early childhood, better than average pay and benefits (sadly).

    Cons

    Ego-maniacal, misguided, hypocritical, self-serving and wildly inefficient senior management. Absolutely no real leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, reorganize, simplify and then establish a real plan with achievable, realistic goals.


  4. "Admin"

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

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

    Pros

    Facility is nice and kept relatively clean. Food prepared for kids is wonderful, and teachers encouraged to join in family-style eating. Having nurses on-staff is very helpful and a relief as a teacher. The kids are always wonderful, that’s why anyone becomes involved in this industry. There were some lovely people who taught well.

    Cons

    There was little support in my center for teachers. Multiple times, teachers asked for help but were told to be the adult in the room...these kinds of comments were made to hard-working and experienced teachers who just needed directorial support and advice. If the school is to be “all inclusive” then hire special education teachers. A typical CDA teacher is not trained or educated in autism/spectrum/Cerebral Palsy effected children. Many teachers were not trained in curriculum or the classrooms. Because 6 people quit (soon after a total shift in upper management) in a two-week down new hires were thrown into new rooms where they weren’t properly trained but expected to uphold the highest standards. The only feedback they received was negative feedback. Dissension in the ranks of admin. There was confusing switching of roles and it seemed to create a lot of people leaving. The gossip and high school drama was out of control and the higher-up seemed to join in and believe it. Then it seemed big decisions were made based on the rumors—such as demotions and write-ups. It was one of the most unprofessional situations I’ve seen. Teachers were expected to work off the clock for training. I missed many lunches. This caused too much overtime for all employees, so they changed to salary but didn’t raise anyone’s pay and still expected them to skip lunches, stay late, and sometimes come in on their day off because turnover was so bad and the rooms weren’t in ratio.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when they need help. Take constructive criticism about the management style. Have management take courses in leadership and psychology so they can better handle situations that require conflict resolution. Train everyone the same way, not just certain people. Figure out a way to provide on-the-clock training and coursework if you are going to require it. If you can’t afford overtime, hire more people so that no one is stuck in ratio for 45 minutes after their shift ended each day.


  5. "What a nightmare to work in!"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Gainesville, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kids were awesome!! Created some great friendships with other teachers.

    Cons

    Management is terrible! This director has to be the worse I've ever encountered. She tells you one thing and then does another! There is no stability within the classrooms due to constant teacher movements and teachers leaving (mainly due to drama). I've seen her get into unprofessional arguments with parents in front of children! I question whether the money is more important or the children's welfare. I will never work at this organization again, so long as it is run by her.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management before you lose more teachers and parents.


  6. "Don't work there"

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    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Gainesville, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no good pros. Don't work there.

    Cons

    They don't look out for their employees. They will run you ragged and not care about you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff.


  7. "Rainbow station of Haymarket"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haymarket, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haymarket, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station full-time

    Pros

    Children and parents, coworkers

    Cons

    Horrible management, poor communication, money hungry, kids are dollar signs, false advertising, under pay employees, treat staff like dogs, hide and cover up stuff from employees and parents, fire staff for no reason, bad turnovers, owners are never there
    ** rainbow station of Haymarket

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and be honest with staff and parents

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainbow Station full-time

    Pros

    Has onsite nurse, and the Village school-age program is great.

    Cons

    Disconnect between franchise corporation and owners. This makes it seem as though things are always changing, and there is a lack of vision.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Rainbow station may look good from the outside but the total apposite on the inside."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing good about working there was being able to have a relationship with the parents and children.

    Cons

    They are very Fake, NO HEART! They don't know how to deal with children who are having a hard time at school.....the teachers just deal with it. They don't respect their employees or better yet keep them around. Nothing at rainbow station is confidential. They target other teachers and children to get them to leave since the don't have the patience. They keep kids back in the classroom just to get more money out of the parents. They move everyone around and don't care about the parents feelings.

    They hate when co workers get along in the classroom so they do everything to separate and make the teachers life hell.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more respectful of their employees.

    Be a director instead of letting one of your teachers run you and your preschool.

    Keep your rule about having leads stay in their classroom at all times because one loves to know everyone else business and some.

    Quit leaving your parents in the dark about everything, give them daily information

    The new director needs more training on how to be an actual director

    They need to not be so money hungry all the time and fix your Wi-Fi and camera's.


  10. "art teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Park, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainbow Station (More than a year)

    Pros

    there are very good children

    Cons

    At the beginning I had a great team


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