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Reviews for Cadence Academy Preschool

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.83
Support from management
3.17
Teamwork
3.33
Freedom to work independently
4.67
Internal Communication
2.83
Office / Work Environment
3.80
Environmental Friendliness
3.40
Work-Life Balance
3.83
Challenging Work
3.67
Inclusive / Diverse
4.17

Career factor

Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.50
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.83
Company Image
3.83
Job Security
3.67
Handicapped Accessibility
4.40
Workplace Safety
3.40
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 6 reviews Parking in 3 of 6 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 4 of 6 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 6 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 6 of 6 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 6 reviews No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 2 of 6 reviews Tuition assistance in 5 of 6 reviews No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match No flexible spending account Paid time off in 6 of 6 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 6 of 6 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 5 of 6 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 6 reviews Health and wellness programs in 1 of 6 reviews Employee discounts in 5 of 6 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 2 of 6 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 6 reviews
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Company Culture

It really is dependent upon management's mood as to whether or not it'll be a good day. Overall, the culture tends to err towards the dramatic.

Support from management

They have a habit of forgetting a vast amount of things, including reasons they needed to follow up with employees. More often than not, they try to placate the situation and sweep it under the rug so as not to cause any sort of confrontation.

Teamwork

They act like they are resolving any issues between team members when they're really just telling each side something to placate them and hoping the issue doesn't arise again.

Freedom to work independently

You don't have much of a choice other than to work independently

Internal Communication

Communication is more than lacking

Gender Equality

It's an all female staff

Attitude towards older colleagues

Within physical limitations of the individual

Career Development

The only growth there is is going from teacher to director.

Overall compensation for your work

I have worked there over a year and every raised promised has been pushed back. The only "raise" I received was state mandated increase due to the increase in minimum wage.

Office / Work Environment

Technology usually goes down at least twice a week, the phones go down at least once a month, it's usually either too hot or too cold, and the lighting is headache inducing.

Environmental Friendliness

They recycle because the city requires it.

Work-Life Balance

Their not very good at coping with sudden medical or family emergencies, but other than that, the work life balance is fine.

Company Image

The company is driven too much by monetary outcome and not enough by the outcome of the children's actual education and health.

Job Security

The turn over rate is extremely high

Handicapped Accessibility

Although the entrance is accessible, the hallways cause a difficult obstacle with wheelchairs as they are too narrow in some areas, and we technically don't have an accessible bathroom.

Workplace Safety

We get sent to CPR, first aid, and BBP classes, but that's all the actual "safety" training we get.

Challenging Work

Taking care of children can be challenging, but the most challenging part typically is the lack of follow through from the parents regarding their children's behaviors and actions.

Inclusive / Diverse

They'll act excited over new ideas and agree to them, but they never actually follow through on doing them.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Proper janitorial services would be a plus, so the teachers aren't expected to be janitors too. Proper sick policies without repercussions (situation dependent) would be helpful not only for the staff, but it would be safer for the children. Getting technology that consistently works instead of constantly fails would Al's be very helpful. A proper raise schedule would quite probably assist in lowering the high turnover rate.

What I like about the company

The kids are what make the job worthwhile! It's so easy to get attached to the kids there. Some of the parents are really great people too that try to connect on a personal level.

What I dislike about the company

The company really needs to rethink its priorities. They're too focused on profits and over filling the classes when they should be focused on the quality of the education they're providing and the health of the children entrusted to their care. They also need to offer more training for the educators, follow through on things promised, and they need to allow for proper sick time for both the children and the staff When we're expected to come to work with a 100+ fever and take care of infants and toddlers, it's amazing that they haven't gotten any lawsuits for negligence and/or endangerment yet.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cadence academy preschool
  • City
    Lacey
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
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Company Culture

Our lead staff checks in on us personally to make sure we're doing okay, but the actual professional follow-through with work issues just doesn't happen.

Support from management

Basically you're expected to fully take care of your class and pretty much any and all of the needs of your classroom and students

Teamwork

The majority of issues are patched with a 'bandaid' or just swept under the rug.

Freedom to work independently

Maybe a little too much trust in their employees actually doing their jobs properly without and guidance

Internal Communication

Communication is basically nonexistent

Gender Equality

We only have 1 Male staff member at our location

Attitude towards older colleagues

Within their physical capabilities

Career Development

Not really any prospects for moving up unless you want to be a director

Overall compensation for your work

The pay is only minimum wage and the employees are all majorly upset about it

Office / Work Environment

Although the building size is good, storage is majorly lacking and maintenance is rarely kept up on properly

Environmental Friendliness

We recycle, but it's required by the city

Work-Life Balance

Having weekends off is great, but there are a lot of after hours expectations that are placed on the leads without compensation for their time.

Company Image

I'm proud to say I'm a teacher.

Job Security

We have a high turnover rate but it's mostly people quitting

Handicapped Accessibility

The whole place is handicap accessible

Workplace Safety

No PPE or workplace training aside from emergency protocols for exiting the building and what to do if there's an active shooter

Challenging Work

The most challenging part is dealing with the adults in the equation. Working with the children is great!

Inclusive / Diverse

They're always open to listening to suggestions

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communicate effectively. Follow through on promises made. Get the supplies needed instead of expecting your under-paid employees to furnish their own supplies. Pay your employees properly for the job that they are performing. Lead Teachers should not be making minimum wage.

What I like about the company

The best part about the company is how the directors seem to personally care about their employees. Unfortunately, they have to play by corporate's rules and even they don't seem to like it, so they're typically always fighting for their employees.

What I dislike about the company

The communication definitely needs help. Their training program needs more consistency and updated material. They need to stop over-enrolling their classes, making the environment overcrowded and stressful and causing a major drain on the supplies budget.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cadence Academy Preschool
  • City
    Olympia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The only thing I'd like to see change is more opportunities for a raise

What I like about the company

I've made friends with all of my coworkers. My boss is focused on our own self-care. Higher management visits often to ensure things at the school are okay.

What I dislike about the company

I don't have anything to complain or disapprove of

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Cadence Academy Preschool
  • City
    Normal
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 06.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Trust in employees would go a long way

What I like about the company

This company offers good benefits, paid Time off etc. I have felt valued and appreciated by my direct supervisors while working here.

What I dislike about the company

I wish the corporate side of the company would value the employees more than the bottom line.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cadence academy preschool
  • City
    Lacey
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • There needs to be better communication between management and general employees whether it’s in person or via email

What I like about the company

I am a working mother, and management has been extremely understanding when it comes to my schedule and supportive of my needs while at work. I felt immediately welcomed by my coworkers, and everyone is positively involved in the training process.

What I dislike about the company

I think the company could be better about the distribution of PTO days. It seems as though some employees are always granted PTO while others are consistently denied.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cadence Academy Preschool
  • City
    Bloomington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Enforcing the dress code equally would be appreciated. Better communication about mandatory events, trainings, and meetings would be a good thing. Follow through on items promised like certain repairs or supplies, would also be appreciated.

What I like about the company

Management is really supportive and willing to work with the teachers, parents, and kids to come up with personalized strategies for each child to meet their individual and familial needs. It really is a good environment and management is very personally caring.

What I dislike about the company

The company does lack in proper communication. We tend to get very short notice of mandatory events, trainings, and meetings. There are some other informational pitfalls between teachers and coordinating transitions in a timely manner at the end of the day. The healthcare cost is really high for individual insurance, not to mention adding anyone to your plan.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cadence Academy Preschool
  • City
    Olympia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee