Rainbow has a typical corporate mentality. It's all about maintaining the salaries at the top and less about support for managers, teachers, parents, and even the children. My experience was gut wrenching. I loved my children, families, and co-workers; but, this was discouraged, as we were told that we were too close to each other and to our kids and families. We would get in trouble for working overtime, yet to leave on time would often leave our rooms out of ratio ( which employees sign documents stating we would never do). Teachers are severely underpaid and provided with "benefits" that are unaffordable; yet are bogged down with paperwork and overcrowded classrooms. I had the "honor" of having worked for 2 different daycares that were both bought out by Rainbow; and, they proved TWICE that they make empty promises to employees, if not out-and-out lie. Managers are severely overworked, thus can't adequately support their staff. This leaves the staff extremely frustrated. Staff cannot afford to have their own kids at the daycare where they work because the cost is too high compared to the meager amount of pay they make. Additionally, the curriculum it "fluffy" and lacks substantive learning. I would not recommend that anyone who truly loves working with kids go to work for this company!
It was a very good place to work, multicultural
Answered - Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) - New York, NY
Its usually a crazy day
Answered - Teacher (Former Employee) - Burlington, KY
Can be fun but also very stressful.
Answered - Cook/ Childcare (Former Employee) - Charlottesville, VA
Working environment can be stressful at times depending on who you work with but most times the job is very easy. The more creative you are the easier. This job needs someone who is highly organized regardless of what area they work in (i,e, younger or older children) and someone who is able to work well with different types of people that may have different perspectives on situations.
Answered - Teacher Aid (Current Employee) - Davison, MI
Stressed from corporate and management pressures... most teachers try to be supportive to each other...
Answered - Co teacher (Former Employee) - Summerville, SC