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Reviews for Kiddie academy

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.91
Support from management
3.61
Teamwork
4.13
Freedom to work independently
3.65
Internal Communication
3.61
Office / Work Environment
3.86
Environmental Friendliness
3.68
Work-Life Balance
3.61
Challenging Work
3.91
Inclusive / Diverse
4.05

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.17
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.96
Career Development
3.43
Overall compensation for your work
3.17
Company Image
3.57
Job Security
3.87
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.18
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 4 of 23 reviews Parking in 12 of 23 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 4 of 23 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 3 of 23 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 12 of 23 reviews No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 2 of 23 reviews Tuition assistance in 2 of 23 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 23 reviews 401(k) Match in 1 of 23 reviews No flexible spending account Paid time off in 12 of 23 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 6 of 23 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 23 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria Free (company provided) Meals in 6 of 23 reviews Health and wellness programs in 1 of 23 reviews Employee discounts in 7 of 23 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 23 reviews Employee events in 7 of 23 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 6 of 23 reviews
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Company Culture

There were a few outstanding employees but the franchise owner and the highest admin created a confusing and tense environment. We went through multiple admins and struggled to find a good work flow.

Freedom to work independently

So much paperwork was duplicated and unnecessary.

Internal Communication

Lots of literature on company policies and expectations

Suggestions for improvement

  • Because it is a franchise set up, providing each school and classroom with specific items listed in lesson plans at the very beginning would have helped. Taking feedback from teachers about each lesson plan and planned event. The dance parties usually ended up awkward and underwhelming.

What I like about the company

I'm sure there were positive aspects. But all that sticks with me were the bad ones.

What I dislike about the company

Some of the daily company requirements were redundant.The lesson plans were very through and intuitive but limiting if resources were not available.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Onsite daycare facility is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
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Career Development

There was a lot of favoritism

Overall compensation for your work

I had to beg to be paid a higher salary than student teachers and I had a masters

Company Image

I was asked to lie to parents

Job Security

Staff went through like a revolving door

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire people with experience and pay accordingly.

What I like about the company

No experience was needed to be hired

What I dislike about the company

It's easier to fill out paperwork correctly the first time rather than try to keep track of lies

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like a better schedule and a more stable environment with hiring the right people. The job is stressful and I don't think people who just started should be making more money than me. It would also be nice to get some benefits or have a savings account.

What I like about the company

I can honestly say one boss is better than the other. He is very direct and listens to everyone's complaints trying to help as much as he can. Almost everyone does their best to work together and help each other when we are stressed or overworked. We work with children and they are very stressful group. I wish we had a better work schedule so I wasn't there all day and got a bit of a better wage and more benefits.

What I dislike about the company

The scheduling is the worst. I think I should be able to get out of work at an appropriate time so I can relax and get things done at home. There are a lot people who just got hired and get priority and can call out and leave whenever they want. I also wish they would stop bringing in so many kids when we don't have competent or enough staff members.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Hillsborough
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Different management Updated facility

What I like about the company

My coworkers were nice, got paid for days off that were out of our control.

What I dislike about the company

Management needs to communicate more effectively
Needs to show more empathy

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Cary
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 26.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would hire more staff so teachers can have regular hours

What I like about the company

My bosses are great and give me feedback.

What I dislike about the company

I wish today paid more. Health insurance would be good

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
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Flushing
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 24.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • It is a great work environment. However I would encourage the hiring of male teachers as well as female. Children need both influences in their lives.

What I like about the company

The camaraderie and the ability to get supplies needed.

What I dislike about the company

Having to work til close every day.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Suggestions for improvement

  • Wouldn’t change anything except hope that someday daycare becomes state funded and wages are increased

What I like about the company

It’s a family owned and operated facility so you know they work hard to keep everyone as happy as possible

What I dislike about the company

The industry can be tough, it’s easier if there’s more employees than necessary to have back up for call outs. But sometimes this is not cost effective

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 Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Albany
  • 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

Suggestions for improvement

  • 401K option, better health insurance and dental insurance.

What I like about the company

It is a great place to work. The people, environment, location, and hours are all great. I fee? supported and valued as an empkoyee. At this location there is a lot of room for growth.

What I dislike about the company

The pay is not as competitive as it could be. Employees working so hard deserve to be compensated more fairly.

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
4.00
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
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 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
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Floral Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Vehicle allowance is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • There is nothing I can think of at the moment.

What I like about the company

Freedom of creativity for lesson plans, help with tuition for early childhood courses, daycare for children

What I dislike about the company

The industry itself often has a high revolving door of employees. I feel like this company holds a high standard for employees, so sometimes we don't have extra help.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
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

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
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Bolingbrook
  • 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

  • Hire more staff and perhaps pay for schooling

What I like about the company

I get paid and I can go home afterwards

What I dislike about the company

Teachers aren't paid nearly enough. I don't earn enough to advance my degree

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
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
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered
  • Company
    Kiddie Academy
  • City
    Flushing
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered