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Updated February 18, 2018
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  • Low pay for years of experience (in 51 reviews)

  • No time outside of the class to work on lesson plans or assessments (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "lead ECE teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Positive working environment
    Strong teacher to teacher support
    warm and loving
    competitive curriculum planning for children

    Cons

    Short staffed
    pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Get more support staff


  2. "Lead teacher"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Bare Hills, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Bare Hills, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very supportive management with emphasis on ongoing education and providing quality care. Directors work hard to accommodate staff needs and reward good work.

    Cons

    Ratio-based program limits freedom. Pay not commensurate with overall job market.

  3. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Staff is great . Admin is great .

    Cons

    Salary could be a lot better


  4. "Toddler Lead Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family like environment. Room for growth and training. Great employers.

    Cons

    No cons great place to work. i have been working here for over 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Seems like a nice school

    Cons

    teachers never get paid enough


  6. "Don't waste your time here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School part-time

    Pros

    The kids are the sweetest and genuinely love you. The parents are extremely kind and most of them really appreciate you.

    Cons

    -Catty employees
    -Catty administration
    -Low pay for years of experience
    -Constant arguments and drama between employees
    -Alot of back talk behind everyone, most if not ALL employees are two faced.
    -Administration runs the school like a business rather than an educational facility
    -Unreasonable management
    -Sexist management
    -Disrespectful management
    -Yelling at employees in front of the children

    Advice to Management

    Don't be sexist. Don't be rude. Just because youre the boss doesn't mean you have the right to make your employees cry. Also stop cutting peoples hours just to save a few bucks. It makes you look worse than you already do as management. Start caring about your employees. When they say they can't arrive to work because of inclement weather, don't force them to come in. Common decency says not to so that your employees don't nearly kill themselves on the road. Don't yell at your employees, it makes you lose your dignity. If you need to correct your employees, show respect. There are children near by, the last thing you should be doing is yelling. After all, the children are encouraged not to yell. No one likes an undeserved sense of privilege.


  7. "Teacher"

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

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    No cons at all. Love my job

  8. "On-Site Owner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Third Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Third Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent curriculum and best teachers

    Cons

    No major issues with this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  9. "Kids are wonderful, Management ok"

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

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Loved the kids, loved all the resources

    Cons

    Management seemed concerned about bottom line and not taking listening to teacher concerns

    Advice to Management

    Fire bad teachers and listen to feedback


  10. "Bottom Line $"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great group of teachers. Wonderful parents and kids. Lots of opportunity to be creative. Clean, bright well maintained environment. Structured.

    Cons

    Very low pay for the heavy work load and high demands of the job. No benefits. Low raises or no raises for years. Long days with fluctuating schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage owners to give yearly raises to their tachers. Police owners. Teachers often feel they have no voice or no where to turn if they have an issue.


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