- Cadence academy preschool15.Apr 2019
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.
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
Communication is more than lacking
It's an all female staff
Attitude towards older colleagues
Within physical limitations of the individual
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.
They recycle because the city requires it.
Their not very good at coping with sudden medical or family emergencies, but other than that, the work life balance is fine.
The company is driven too much by monetary outcome and not enough by the outcome of the children's actual education and health.
The turn over rate is extremely high
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.
We get sent to CPR, first aid, and BBP classes, but that's all the actual "safety" training we get.
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.
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- CompanyCadence academy preschool
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee