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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Low pay in comparison to job responsibilities (in 32 reviews)

  • The pay is not that great for the amount of work you do, especially working with such young children (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Eh"

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

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Love the coworkers and staff

    Cons

    Low pay, no matter how hard you work nothing pays off

    Advice to Management

    Go into a classroom and pay attention


  2. "Great kids and facility, bad management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The children and coworkers.

    Cons

    Too much work, not enough pay. No positive reinforcement, only negative. Overcrowding of rooms. Teachers have to buy supplies for lesson plans and decorations that the school requires.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees right and fairly and they'll stick around. No wonder the turn over rate is so high! Treat your workers how you'd want to be treated.

  3. "Assistant preschool teacher/floater"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Staff was good to work with, families were nice.

    Cons

    Management was more worried about making money than the teachers


  4. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School part-time

    Pros

    Awesome staff (director/owner/teachers), awesome kids, awesome parents

    Cons

    Potential for better compensation and benefits


  5. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    It's at least a paying job.

    Cons

    Favoritism. Horrible pay. Administration has horrible communication with staff.


  6. "Hard to move up"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off, it's a franchise so if you have a great owner and directors it's too not bad. Trainings

    Cons

    Low pay, rough clientele, a lot of extra work you need to take home without being compensated. No room for growth.


  7. "A Good Company, That Is Family Owned And Operated"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Englishtown, NJ
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Englishtown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great nuturing environment to work in
    - Friendly staff
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - No method to progess through the ranks
    - No benefits

    Advice to Management

    Be able to appreciate the employees' efforts

  8. "New Owners"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Solid benefits, childcare discount, decent wage

    Cons

    Poor communication, leadership, and questionable practices

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff appropriately and with dignity and respect


  9. "Great school"

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and administrative ownership.

    Cons

    Often turn around of teachers

    Advice to Management

    Hire teachers who are not using the school as a "stepping stone" in their teaching careers. We had several new certified teachers within the year come and go due to finding better jobs in the district. Our kids were left with substitutes until a new teacher came along which really impacted stability for the kids.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers! The school day is very structured, which greatly benefits the students. More PTO the longer you work! Lesson plans for every week and developmental portfolios for every month per student.

    Cons

    The school is open until 6 pm all week, but that is typical for a daycare/school.


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