Ran away and never looked back.
Provider Services Coordinator (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – February 23, 2016
Child Care Aware of America has a great purpose (helping military families find high quality, affordable childcare) and they bring on countless temps right out of college, regardless of the amount of job experience the temp may possess. The company's age range is a fairly young one, so you are surrounded by peers and frequent happy hours. That is pretty much where the good things end.
CCAoA will keep their temps in limbo for as long as the temp will tolerate it, regardless of job performance. It's great for lazy bums who don't feel like doing work but it's extremely frustrating for ambitious go-getters who want to succeed and grow in their job. I was stuck temping for over a year before I finally found a new job and left. The last hour of my last day, they finally offered me a permanent position with benefits after stringing me along for months with empty promises. Finding a temp who has been there for two years isn't that rare. I feel like this company picks up young professionals who don't know any better and abuses them as much as humanely possible before the young college grads' dreams are dead and they either leave or give up hope of ever finding an employer who will value them. Mass lay-offs plagued the company last year, but the small percent who stayed did not see a noticeable increase in pay or benefits to assure them that times were changing for the better. Management is not helpful at all. It's sad, but I'm honestly surprised this place still functions.
Cool coworkers, fun location, they will accept you even if you have no/minimal experience, I hear the benefits are nice, but after temping for over a year I gave up waiting to find out.
You will probably temp forever, extremely low wages, non-existent raises regardless of performance, minimal permanent staff