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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated October 28, 2018
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  • "Low pay for the amount of work expected" (in 61 reviews)

  • "No time outside of the class to work on lesson plans or assessments" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Love working for Goddard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Lithia, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Lithia, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is wonderful, owners are wonderful. Low ratios compared to anywhere else. Do not combine classes until after 5. Overall great place to work

    Cons

    Occasional lack in communication


  2. "Lead Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Owner sets a positive environment. Families and children are amazing.

    Cons

    Would love to have the summer off...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay for the field, Monday-Friday, great family and faculty involvement, amazing owner!

    Cons

    Overwhelming expectations of corporate.


  4. "Lead Teacher"

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

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Working with children. Creating lessons

    Cons

    Low pay for leads. I like Goddard because we did a lot but not enough to make a living if single


  5. "Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Avon, IN
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Avon, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for The Goddard School in Avon for 9 years. The management works with the teachers to give them the amount of time to prepare for their lessons, prepare their classrooms for the day and they have an open door policy to bring concerns to them. Over the years I was there I felt appreciated for the work that I was doing in my classroom as well as for the help I gave other teachers. If I had concerns I felt more than comfortable to talk with them and felt that my concerns were valued and we worked together to resolve them. I also felt that my opinions were not only valued but they were sought after because of my experience. The teachers helped each other with ideas for lessons and in their classrooms. The atmosphere was one of a team, supporting each other. Robert Cummins, the owner, was there daily and involved with the families and staff. I enjoyed working for the school, as well as with the management and the owner.

    Cons

    The School does not provide health benefits.


  6. "Owner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Set your own goals and future.

    Cons

    Financial risk, stress, and long commute.


  7. "teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, friendly staff, good environment, excellent work hours. Nice facility with pretty building and grounds. Safe area for kids to play each day.

    Cons

    No benefits, uniform problems, teacher turn over, small rooms, lack of outside time. No lunch or meals are given to kids, they must bring their own food each day.

    Advice to Management

    Visit daily, check on teacher needs week by week, replace old items that are broken. Be sure the playground is safe for kids and not have dirt and holes in play area.

  8. "Depends on the school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Structure, Visitors, Events, And Personalization (Tadpoles)

    Cons

    Pay, Support, PTO, favoritism, no summer off


  9. "assistant teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at The Goddard School part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice hours, resources, and kids

    Cons

    Pay, drama, never got new uniforms,


  10. "Assistant Teacher"

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

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Teachers are nice and easy to work with

    Cons

    No benefits and pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Offer a higher salary and you will have better quality teachers


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