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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Low pay in comparison to job responsibilities (in 36 reviews)

  • The pay is not that great for the amount of work you do, especially working with such young children (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "As preschools go, it doesn't get any better than this!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Sparks, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Sparks, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent peers, caring and responsive management, clean building, accredited school, high standards all the way around, management is very open to suggestion and has the motto 'I can't fix it if I don't know that its broken', very little drama and very little gossip

    Cons

    Working with children is hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I like the fact that everyone pitches in to help out when needed.


  2. "The Goddard School is top notch!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assi in Hamilton, OH
    Current Employee - Assi in Hamilton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open communication, excellent quality assurance program, a lot of opportunities to further educate yourself

    Cons

    Franchised so unfortunately some owners aren't as great as others

  3. "An owner who caress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Owner in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Owner in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate is supportive.... School staff are hard working, dedicated professionals who are caring, tremendous teachers and directors

    Cons

    Balancing the needs of the kids with the need to make a profit is always challenging, but we somehow manage to do it..

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to get everyone rowing in the same direction. Great changes are taking place, but they need to occur faster


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The Best all around"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pros was Timed asked off being approved!

    Cons

    Fairness with in the company

    Advice to Management

    Treat other how you would like to be treated


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employee-supportive caring company."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management is very supportive of employees, better pay than other child care centers, relevant training that is ongoing

    Cons

    - Takes a lot of patience (as does any child care job), raises aren't that high, schedule can be a little unpredictable to meet needs of center


  6. "My Dream Job and then-some"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits; working relationships; balance between family and school; amazing opportunities within each school; family atmosphere

    Cons

    Space and storage are at a premium

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the teachers and directors. Money is important, but at the end of the day, the best schools in the chain are the schools with tenured teachers and happy parents.


  7. "Great Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, families and management

    Cons

    salary not as high as public schools, year round

    Advice to Management

    Remember what it was like when you were in the classroom and when you had a bad day

  8. "A great experience with supportive staff and friendly families"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive and communicative management and owners, hardworking staff, wonderful families, benefits available, built-in vacation for Christmas holiday, ongoing staff training sessions

    Cons

    Pay rate is low, even for those with higher education degrees; no summer time off; sometimes gets a bit gossipy

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make decisions without consulting staff to "feel it out."


  9. "Great place to work and grwo"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Director in Florence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of support from corporate office.

    Cons

    Some of the staff can be difficult to work with at times.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear expectations and follow through to earn respect.


  10. "It is an Awesome place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Lake Orion, MI
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Lake Orion, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It so nice to work with people who really care.

    Cons

    Cannot get any overtime, 40 hours only.


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