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Updated 8 August 2014
Updated 8 August 2014
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  1.  

    I enjoyed the kids. I love working in a postive work places.

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher  in  Little Rock, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Little Rock, AR (US)

    Pros

    Having a goal as a team in a work places in other words good leadership and benefiting from the kids watching them grow..

    Cons

    if you have kids trying to blance work and time with them but also getting days off was hard

    Recommends
  2.  

    worked for 10+ years ,couldn't count on corp.to treat me as I should have been,no respect.VP hired DM's who did trust me

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Charlotte, NC (US)

    Pros

    I liked my coworkers and respected my director because she made my work worth while and educational.

    Cons

    We did not have good benefits, limited vacation time( could only grow to 3 weeks a year even after 10 years.) Freeze on raises for 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was employed for 10+ years and in my 10th year our director died from cancer and no corporate personnel came to the memorial service. They awarded her an award, after she died but the new director who they hired( not a prior CNI employee,) was the person who received that award and she never had met our director and friend who died. I think corp. should have had a representative who knew her and loved her there to receive the award.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    SOMEONE NEEDS TO CHECK ON THIS CENTER

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Garner, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Garner, NC (US)

    Pros

    children are the only good thing!

    Cons

    mean, belligerent, just not a nice person and that is the DIRECTOR!
    when they took over all the original staff was treated so badly they left.
    Many parents voiced opinions and were told there's the door...many daycare's in Garner to choose from.
    Go through teachers like mad! 7 toddler/waddler teachers in a MONTH!
    Children are numbers to most of the staff and definitely the front office.
    Pay is minimal too...go by "paper" certification not longevity. Did not keep word from the buyout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to really look into this center and NOT go my the directors "account of what is happening". Teachers are NOT just numbers.We are there to help and educate the young minds of children...can't do that if they get rid of the good ones and the ones left are looking for new jobs! Very racist as well: all the white teachers were gone within 3 months!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Management want employees to come to work sick, exposing the children

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Conyers, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Conyers, GA (US)

    Pros

    I was hired the next week after my credentials checked out

    Cons

    I was not allowed to call in sick or I would loose my job. I was on 90 day probation and was threatened that I would be fired if I called in sick. So I went to work sick, made a mistake and was discharged. Either way I would have been fired for calling in sick. Management wants employees to come in to work around children, even if they have cough, fever, congestion and diarrhea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to allow employees to call off if they are sick. Children and parents should not be exposed to staff that are sick and contagious. Management said she has never called off even when she had diarrhea in her car, but she didn't care about the children because she knew she was sick and exposed herself to the children. That is not good managment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, educated Teachers

    Cons

    Larger facility, longer hours of operation

  7.  

    i was able to complete various training hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    children are precious; they have good benefits

    Cons

    overworked and underpaid; no advancement in daycare setting

  8.  

    Former Teacher, Very Displeased

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    Former Employee - Assistant
    Former Employee - Assistant

    Pros

    working with kids; isn't that why anyone would want to work in childcare?

    Cons

    teachers not respected by management
    many teachers allowed to get away with breaking rules
    new teachers are lucky if they last; they either get let go or they get run off by rude and downright mean coworkers and directors
    low pay, no real opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be patient with newer teachers and train them
    don't believe gossip from disgruntled favorites who've worked there a long time
    understand that teachers have family and life issues and need time off, etc.
    check more often to see what's really going on with teachers and kids. How are the long term teachers getting away with being so hateful and the perfectly decent teachers are getting bad evaluations?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Save yourself the trouble.

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher

    Pros

    You get to work with kids.

    Cons

    -Lousy co-workers
    -Management takes no action
    -Pay is minimal
    -No extra compensation earned from overtime
    -No loyalty to employees
    -Hours are cut regularly
    -Put money before children
    -Teachers that hate children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually try to do a decent job taking care of your employees and the children, instead of shrugging it off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Growing company that is now the 4th largest child care company in the nation.

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Columbus, GA (US)

    Pros

    Growing company with a focus on the care and education of children from infants to school age children. Each location has the opportunity to impact many children who would not typically have access to a quality preschool environment. Many of the staff have been with the company for many years.

    Cons

    Quality of each program comes back to the managment and staff at each facility. There are many fantastic schools out there with extremely dedicated staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with the children and parents. Health benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Management. Pay. District Manager was/is racists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest for corporate to listen to their employees that work at the bottom of the chain. The people they hire don't always do what they are suppose to do. The teachers are not lying when they something is going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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