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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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  • low pay, don't follow bcps school closing (in 52 reviews)

  • No time outside of the class to work on lesson plans or assessments (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "The Goddard School of Bethesda is the best!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive management who appreciate staff
    Caring owner
    Great teachers
    Good pay and benefits
    Many events for teachers
    Many resources

    Cons

    Would like more days off

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I love it here. You are the best bosses I ever had.


  2. "great company but poor pay, quality depends on franchise owners"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the franchise were i worked was excellent. mandatory ceus, training was efficient and done on time, everything was by the books and the kids' safety was a priority.

    Cons

    super long hours, unpaid lunch, and did not get paid enough.

  3. "I loved it There!"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the ownership
    Willingness to be flexible
    Families
    Fun events going on at the school
    Attractive asthetic school and environment

    Cons

    Employee/mangagement turnover
    Low pay
    Not a lot of room for creativity


  4. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    The curriculum is amazing, teachers are amazing, very organized and beautiful classrooms. Loved the families

    Cons

    The owner is nice but at first for many years it was all about the money. Till teachers started leaving. The directors need new training because they prioritize backwards. Teachers concerns are usually ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers. Children and staff safety should always come first


  5. "Treats teacher as they are replaceable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Parents are extremely understanding when information is late since it is not the teacher who contacts about incidents

    Cons

    The qualifications seem low for the impact a child’s first interaction with education and the importance of influences in the early years

    Advice to Management

    This to your teachers and help when needed. Don’t be scared to step into the classroom and show your teachers you can handle it if they need help


  6. "An absolutely wonderful place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School part-time

    Pros

    Management is top of the line; they care about their employees and it shows. The environment is friendly and warm. The coworkers are helpful and nice. I look forward coming to work each day.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.


  7. "Best preschool, hands down."

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    Current Employee - Junior Kindergarten Teacher in Hendersonville, TN
    Current Employee - Junior Kindergarten Teacher in Hendersonville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The owner of our particular franchise is absolutely the best "boss" I've ever had.
    I feel 100% confident that we provide the best safety and education in the early childhood field.
    The families have always been extremely helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    The pay in early childhood is pretty terrible everywhere, though our particular school pays much better than most.
    It is hard to find really strong teachers who will work for so little pay, so we are occasionally short-handed.
    Because we set such a high standard, we have far more responsibilities than your average preschool teacher... but not more time to get them finished.

  8. "Lead Infant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership! They helped raise employees up and helped us succeed.

    Cons

    A lot of extra time spent off the clock at home for lesson planning.


  9. "Priorities of the owner are concerning"

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

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    you get to encourage children to explore and learn in creative ways

    Cons

    The priority is to please the parents, including lying to the parents


  10. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    treated like a teacher and not a day care worker-higher level of respect for our job

    Cons

    parents can sometimes have unrealistic expectations.


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