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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated July 15, 2018
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  • "low pay, don't follow bcps school closing" (in 53 reviews)

  • "No time outside of the class to work on lesson plans or assessments" (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Broomfield Goddard School"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infant Supervisor in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Infant Supervisor in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing staff and Directors! If you are looking for a school for your child age 6 months to 6 years old then Goddard is the answer! The staff is amazing and so is their curriculum! My grandchildren attend Goddard and I couldn’t have been happier! My grandchildren and I were warmly invited by the staff and Directors everything morning and as well as pick up! I wanted a school where my grandchildren would be loved and welcomed plus had a curriculum that would both meet their needs! Goddard prepared my grandchildren for elementary school and they loved going to school!

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up Goddard! Thank you for everything!


  2. "Assistant teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Great overtime, adorable kids, hour lunch break, flexible with your personal life

    Cons

    Too many teacher leaving leading to understaff

  3. "Stressful workplace"

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    Former Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Snoqualmie, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Snoqualmie, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some benefits, the children, Long lunches

    Cons

    LOW PAY, stressful environment, no support from management, communication, management takes advantage of people

    Advice to Management

    Pay your teachers what they’re worth and do not overload them with hard work without support


  4. "great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    rewarding, great co workers, happy to go to work

    Cons

    small building, could pay more but what job cant!


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School part-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for, great place to gain experience with children

    Cons

    Pay is low, raises are not much


  6. "Enjoyable Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Higher pay than many other places within the field
    - Management is willing to work around your other commitments outside of the school in terms of scheduling hours. For example, some employees are also pursuing some type of degree while working, and the directors are very supportive and always willing to work around our class schedules.
    -Great Co-workers! Everyone gets along like a real team and are very friendly to one another
    -Benefits (Such as a reimbursement plan, dental/vision, retirement and more)
    -Paid time off and Paid holidays (as well as a paid week off between Christmas and New Years)
    -Management wants everyone to be happy in their room assignment and when possible, they are willing to move teachers to different rooms so everyone can find their natural fit in terms of age groups and excel to the best of their abilities
    -Management values the staff and they go out of their way to show how much they care about everyone working there (They often provide food or other treats for the staff)
    -The supply room is stocked with an extensive amount of supplies for art and other projects. The teachers are also allotted a certain amount of money each month to spend on supplies so we don't have to spend our own money.
    -A great group of families who make the teachers feel very valued and an awesome group of kids!
    -This school is a place that I am proud to work at and have recommended to multiple friends to work here as well

    Cons

    -The internet connection does not always work
    - Lesson Planning training can be a little confusing
    -Taking time off in the summer can be difficult to schedule due to the high demand

    Advice to Management

    In my almost three years of working here, I have seen how the management is always looking for advice on how they can do better for the staff. Keep an open mind when getting suggestions from employees and continue to grow and change according to the needs of the staff and the kids!


  7. "Very Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Highland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Greater pay than other centers and other Goddard Schools
    Dental, health, and vision insurance is offered
    Paid holidays
    The management is always on top of things and are very easy to approach.
    Many supplies available to use within classrooms provided by the school
    The kids and families are awesome and have great parents who constantly show their appreciation for the teachers and management.
    Big emphasis of not only the cognitive and social development of kids but also the health and safety of them
    Many options outside the classroom available to children such as playground, outdoor classroom, backyard, garden, and gym for other activities
    Friendly work environment where everyone gets along and is respectful.
    Other money opportunities come along such as babysitting
    Overall very friendly and welcoming environment to work in

    Cons

    Internet connection does not always work.
    General staff training involves just watching hours of videos, no actual work in classroom. Lesson plan training is vague and not explained very well
    Lots of turnover so there is constantly new staff and you may have to train new people all the time.
    PTO is accumulated slowly
    Many QA rules that you have to remember and always be aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to welcome feedback from the staff and parents. Go out of the way to ask for feedback instead of expecting the staff to come to you. Keep staff on site on days where we may be overstaffed just in case instead of letting people go home. Also communicate more about what is going on within the school to teachers and appreciate the ones who have been with you for a long time. You're doing a great job so keep up the hard work!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lead Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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! Management cares about teachers and are easy to talk to. Owner is always there to greet everyone and sets a nice environment. Directors are fair, friendly and helpful . They have an open door policy. They are easy to talk to. Pay is good better than other places. Good benefits The families are great and the children are easy to love. I’ve worked at Goddard in Highland Heights for over a year and love it.

    Cons

    Wish there was more vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work treating you employees well!


  9. "Assistant teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    The people and parents are some of the greatest things about the job.
    Mose says the kids are amazing!

    Cons

    Working with children and infants each day takes a toll on you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for employees more!


  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 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The kids and other teachers were the reason why I stayed for as long as I did

    Cons

    The management was a mess and pay was awful.

    Advice to Management

    Less drama and provide more support to your teachers!


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