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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  • Low pay in comparison to job responsibilities (in 34 reviews)

  • Teachers have to buy supplies for lesson plans and decorations that the school requires (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "I'll never leave :)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring teachers, wonderful families, and a real home like feel. We all really like each other, hang out often, and enjoy our jobs (even though some days are rougher than others.)

    Cons

    We don't get paid enough - but that is not because the owner doesn't value us, it's because this field is funded solely through parent tuition and child care is expensive enough.

    Advice to Management

    keep doin what you do :)


  2. "Cool job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Bowie, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Bowie, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, clean environment, nice parents

    Cons

    Low pay , bad management, short breaks

    Advice to Management

    Stop gossiping about employees


  3. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Laurel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The are children and parents. The children are loving and the parents will to work with the teacher to help their children grow and learn.

    Cons

    The communication between teacher and administration is bad. The communication between administration and parents on information they need to know.


  4. "N/A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    I'm in childcare for the children.

    Cons

    The newest school in Concord is a JOKE! The moral is low, teacher turnover is high, schedules change on a weekly basis without communicating changes to teachers in advance, hours are cut drastically for "current" staff when a "new" teacher starts as if trying to force out the ones who've been there from the beginning. The owners beg you to quit your current job with little or no notice to the employer, then wonder why teachers quit on the spot when they are fed up with the lack of respect from the owners. Owners nit pick on tiny insignificant things while not acknowledging the hard work teachers do every day.
    Pay is a joke as well- most teachers said they took a pay cut to work at the new center. There is no health coverage. If you leave before 90 days you must pay $200 for the drug test and 2 cheap polyester shirts.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your teachers or you will not have the quality staff you say you want. Teachers know where they are appreciated and will stay there.


  5. "Lead Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Kids, parents, teachers, directors, and owners

    Cons

    Nothing really. The post on 1/31/17 is nothing like my experience. I received very good training by the directors and definitely was not thrown into a classroom. The only teachers I've seen get demoted are ones that aren't doing a good job. I also don't know why that person would say the management only cares about money. We get all the supplies we need, new toys, new carpets, new flooring throughout the school, a beautiful new playground fence, gifts, and great pay with raises. I believe the teacher that made the post was disgruntled because she was demoted and released for poor performance, so take her comments with a grain of salt.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and open communication.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Huntingdon Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Huntingdon Valley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. The parents are lovely and some of the teachers are also great to work with as well

    Cons

    Horrible pay, staff is so short that some early employees do not even get to go home on their due time out


  7. "Lead teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Concord, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Goddard's continues to strive for excellence in their school programs.
    Excellent webinars.

    Cons

    The competition among the various locations.


  8. "Floating Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Everyone worked well as a team and managers were flexible.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay great for what you are doing.


  9. "Tough job but management treats us fairly"

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

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

    Pros

    Improving the lives of children and their families.

    Cons

    Not the highest pay, but definitely better than the other centers in our area.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay whenever possible.


  10. "Family like atmosphere. Look forward to going to work everyday"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great standards. Care for the children from management all the way down and families are happy. Management is in the building everyday. Great benefits.

    Cons

    I wish my schedule was more consistent but I understand I have to go with everyone else's schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring staff that fit the culture.


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