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1 out of 51.0
11 months ago

Central Support Officer

Mar 2020

Central Support Officer

Kedron QLD, Australia

Central office - A bad experience

The good things

The other people that work under bad management.
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The challenges

Bad top level and middle management. High expectations without reward. Stay away from this place.
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5 out of 55.0
11 months ago

Educator Assistant

Feb 2020

Educator Assistant

Gold Coast QLD, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role, current employee

I enjoy working with children and teachers.

The good things

Natural environment with ventilation
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The challenges

getting a permanent/part-time job
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1 out of 51.0
last year

Executive - Head Office

Jan 2020

Executive - Head Office

Kedron QLD, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role, former employee

"... just spent (six months) in a leaky boat, lucky just to keep afloat... la la la"

The good things

The environment. Physically comfortable, light, bright, colourful. Stunning visual appeal. Plenty of everything needed - from gourmet kitchens with more than ample new crockery to free weekly fruit, Barista facility, sit/stand desks for all, free lunchtime externally instructed movement activities including yoga and dance and at least bi-annual team building days involving at least half a day of treasure hunting, bowling, sport or the like. Of value was being encouraged to take time out from desk routines to take any one of numerous company cars to visit services. Mid year 2-day conferences at the Convention Centre were free for staff, generous with unlimited food, entertainment and international guest speakers; Christmas parties were overly catered for at exclusive venues and overnight Executive Retreats unaffordable for most.
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The challenges

Management worked silo-style and this filtered down to staff creating individual teams whose focus usually excluded the broader organisation. Challenging to pull a project together with teams not inclusive particulary around comms. Staff protective of their patch - not treading on toes became more important than assisting the customer meaning customers would often wait unnecessarily when answers were in fact to hand. Observed and experienced distinct lack of EQ amongst some ELT and HR team - those tasked to assist in times of difficulty. Many HO staff taking up to 3 days to decorate the office at Christmas.
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4 out of 54.0
last year

Inclusion Support worker/ Kindergarten Assistant

Nov 2019

Inclusion Support worker/ Kindergarten Assistant

Yeronga QLD, Australia
3 to 4 years in the role, former employee

I love working as a kindergarten assistant in a dynamic and joyful environment

The good things

Working with kindergarten children who are positive and energetic, is fun and rewarding. I enjoy a job that works around my own family such as C and K organisations
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The challenges

there are not too many openings for permanent staff
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3 out of 53.0
2 years ago

Kindergarten Teacher

May 2019

Kindergarten Teacher

Brisbane QLD, Australia

Both positive and negative aspects to the job.

The good things

Loved working with the children, having relative autonomy over the direction of the curriculum to suit the context. Some of my colleagues were very passionate and dedicated, open to critical reflection and responsive to discussions around continuous improvement. Very high salary.
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The challenges

Micro-managerial style that gets passed continually down the line from head office through to director and then those below. Hyper-focus on ideological debates and minor issues, leading staff to concentrate their efforts on things that didn't matter, instead of keeping the children at the forefront of their mind. Some educators were completely disengaged from their work and either not responsive or hostile to constructive feedback. Not much done to manage their performance. Two tier system - staff in kindergartens have superior working conditions compared to their colleagues in long daycare.
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5 out of 55.0
2 years ago

Educator

Jan 2019

Educator

Brisbane QLD, Australia
Less than 1 year in the role, current employee

A great company to work for

The good things

The children, staff and parents
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The challenges

So far the only challenges are being able to find relief work at your chosen centre.
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4 out of 54.0
2 years ago

Operations

Nov 2018

Operations

Brisbane City QLD, Australia
5 to 6 years in the role, former employee

Management leaves a lot to be deisred but HR - even worse.

The good things

Passionate educators who do what they love and for the benefit of all children
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The challenges

Management and HR. Human Resources is very removed from reality and need to go out into the real world to see how corporate HR works.
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1 person found this helpful
1 out of 51.0
3 years ago

Administrative Assistant

Apr 2018

Administrative Assistant

Brisbane QLD, Australia
Less than 1 year in the role, former employee

Poor management /

The good things

The office environment was the best thing about working here.
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The challenges

Human Resources department is clicky and just plain \"odd\". Management is a \"silo\" they don't communicate with you and expect you to read their mind. Parking is also a challenge. Personally I would not put my child in one of the centres.
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1 out of 51.0
3 years ago

universal access kindergarten teacher

Feb 2018

universal access kindergarten teacher

Queensland, Australia
More than 12 years in the role, current employee

horrible

The good things

nothing - decent pay rate. no time off class
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The challenges

teacher treated very poorly - below standards
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1 out of 51.0
3 years ago

Teacher

Feb 2018

Teacher

Gold Coast QLD, Australia
5 to 6 years in the role, former employee

Interesting

The good things

Having all school holidays
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The challenges

Management are not supportive of staff
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