The Goddard School Employee Reviews about "low pay"
47% would recommend to a friend
(490 total reviews)
67% approve of CEO
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- "The staff is great and so are the parents" (in 116 reviews)
- "Great coworkers and the work with the kids is what makes it worth it !" (in 62 reviews)
- "People are nice and parents friendly" (in 40 reviews)
- "Good work environment for sure" (in 21 reviews)
- "Nice facility with pretty building and grounds." (in 21 reviews)
- "The pay is low and they want to work you hard with little concern for you" (in 231 reviews)
- "Poor management and even worse owner" (in 188 reviews)
- "No benefits and under pay" (in 81 reviews)
- "Long hours and difficult to go outside" (in 42 reviews)
- "Poor communication between higher ups and employees." (in 28 reviews)
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Updated Nov 29, 2023
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- 4.0Dec 5, 2017Lead Teacher, PrekindergartenFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsCave Creek, AZ
It is a lot of fun being around the kids and helping them grow. You daily get to impact kids lives.
Pay is really low and there is not a lot of room to move anywhere.
- 5.0Sep 2, 2022Assistant TeacherFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSwedesboro, NJ
Amazing team, support from bosses, get the opportunity to work with great families
Good pay for the industry but overall too low of a wage to live off of without being dependent on someone else
- 4.0Jan 31, 2013Co-Lead TeacherFormer Employee, more than 3 years
The Owner, Director and established cirriculum were all excellent resources. I really felt like I had an advocate in my wing should any problems arise. There is a very clear concise program so you are always aware of where you stand in terms of job performance. The company is very organized and easy to navigate.
The pay is extremely low for the amount of time and effort required to do an excellent job. I found myself putting in a lot of hours of work 'off the clock'. As with any pre-school job it is important to be aware that you do not get burnt out.
- 2.0Feb 21, 2021Preschool Lead TeacherFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsCobb, GA
If you like children its a plus
The pay is low and they want to work you hard with little concern for you
- 5.0Mar 17, 2017Lead TeacherCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
I love most of my coworkers. Management has changed and shifted and each person is professional. The former Director is now the owner and on-site daily.
Pay could always be better in this industry but Goddard is competitive with other schools in the area. Time off is strict but good for those who do want to come to work everyday. Holds the others that do not accountable.
- 1.0Aug 20, 2021Lead Toddler TeacherFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Working with children Smiling with children Learning with children Having a lunch break of an hour Reading to children and them learning
The gossip between teachers and with the administrators is unbelievable. Often times you are up and off the floor with the kids. You are sitting on the floor in the toddler rooms, and you are bending constantly. I had severe back pain. The pay at 13$ hourly is horrible for the amount of work and teaching children!1
- 1.0Nov 4, 2020Lead TeacherFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Watching the growth of the kids
Extremely poor pay, poor management, disconnect between employees and directors. 6 hour shifts with no breaks. Management takes advantage of teachers wanting the best for their kids by putting too much on them for the pay. Often have to work extra hours last minute to cover shifts
- 4.0Jan 3, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Working with amazing staff and being included in some management decisions. There were very dedicated families which kept the team motivated and willing to strive farther. Set working hours and aside from floaters/breakers a set classroom. The classrooms are kept with new and up to date play things that are age appropriate. The management makes a huge effort to have very fun activities set. Very bright and lively atmosphere. The food being served was health conscious and very delicious. Management does its best to make sure classrooms and teachers are well taken care of.
You are told you would receive benefits and paid leave, but that is only for salaried employees. This would not be a problem but since they don't really make any one salary its a little difficult. Pay is very low which is surprising because it is extremely expensive to send a child there. The staff is not subject to any raises and if they do acquire a raise, it is small, and usually the last they get. The management has very poor communicational skills between themselves and the staff creating confusion.
- 2.0Mar 1, 2021Lead TeacherFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsAvon, IN
Working with children can be very fun and rewarding.
The pay is a slap in the face for how much work and stress are poured out on a daily basis. The corporate offices seem to care more about silly frivolous rules rather than whether the children are actually having fun and learning.
- 5.0Jan 28, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
The level of quality that I see here us unparalleled. The teachers truly care about the children and it really shows.
As with any job there is a certain level of stress that goes along with caring for children. The pay could be better but we all know that's not why we're in this field.