Goodstart Early Learning Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2021

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3.5
56%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Goodstart Early Learning Chief Executive Officer Julia Davison
Julia Davison
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of centres, ability to move around(in 7 reviews)

  • "Access to online professional development(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "different centres have different people(in 13 reviews)

  • "Management need to listen to employees rather than just directors and area managers(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      For

      Jul 18, 2021 - Early Year Educator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team work, collaboration , kids safety

      Cons

      Good place to learn, good pay, easy learning access, training provided

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Center Support Office (Back Office) Feedback

      Apr 22, 2021 - Enterprise Architect in Brisbane
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Provides fair remuneration for "social purpose" employment - Drives strong diversity, inclusion and safety culture - Staff are friendly and caring - Organisastion vision and principles, for the most part, are in line with operations - Innovative - Open to providing different opportunites to staff - Promotes a great work-life balance - COVID response was handled well for CSO (back office) - IT Specific: IT Department is undergoing positive transformation.

      Cons

      - Extremely political; egos of some key influencial staff will detract from core business outcomes with their individual agendas or siloed decisions - Innovative & Reactive; much to Goodstarts detriment where there are many strategic / tactical operational initiatives & priorities with zero to little planning and follow through - Most of leadership do not demonstrate or drive accountability and ownership in back office operations - Expect back office descisions to be made by committee; most leadership staff feel the need to be involved in making a decision, which slows or stops initiatives fully - There may be a possible values conflict for those considering employment: Consider, your continued employment (as back office staff) is dependent on the same safety compliance requirements as front line workers. For example, Goodstart were willing to remove employees who did not comply with mandatory inoculation. Consider a similar inoculation requests may occur again soon, such as a COVID vaccine, etc. - IT Specific: Flat Structure, not much growth for Senior Staff - IT SPecific: Employee Reviews only for IT with no current link to remuneration.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jun 13, 2021 - Teacher in Adelaide
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, environmentally friendly and values staff, children and their families.

      Cons

      Could be more flexible and offer more holiday options for teachers.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Job

      Jul 13, 2021 - Assistant Director in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Non for profit and best practice

      Cons

      Limited support and unachievable expectations

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Culture discrimination

      Jun 17, 2021 - Educator in Fortitude Valley
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, good benefit, good location to work

      Cons

      Bad management, too many rules , Unfair on different culture as treated less favourably because of their culture.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      High expectations but high quality company

      Apr 26, 2021 - Early Childhood Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of paper work Better pay that other companies Well resourced

      Cons

      There are a lot of egos in the headoffice space which can impact on the support area managers, ELC, etc can offer you. Pretty much no career progression opportunities

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      May 6, 2021 - Account Strategist in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team is really inclusive and nice

      Cons

      Pay is not ideal fir my experience

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Casual educator

      Jun 8, 2021 - Childcare Educator in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      More support, can work all over Australia if you move

      Cons

      Work conditions, being under ratio sometimes

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Working environment

      Apr 20, 2021 - Educator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good staff and environment to work with

      Cons

      Programming time is not enough all the time

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Pay rates above award

      May 18, 2021 - Lead Educator in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Above award rates good relationships with families

      Cons

      Very high expectations from the get go

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