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My experience with Minneapolis Public Schools was baffling - from the get-go, no on-boarding process.

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Former Employee - Teacher  in  Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Teacher in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Minneapolis Schools

Pros

Great peer teachers, great pay, and good professional development.
MPS has an environment where I do believe there is opportunity to grow as a professional.
Every one does their best to teach students and to ignore the very many issues going on in the system.

Cons

The school I was at had extremely poor management, and lost teachers in the middle of the year due to this. It is the kids that lose.
Leaders are not taught how to be business minded, or how to facilitate or manage projects that lead to change.
I had to figure out who to contact to get passwords to access sites needed to find student data, prof. dev., etc. No one even told me so much as the 10 different sites I would need to access. I had to figure it out along the way. Just no direction, really. Everyone seemed in crisis mode.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Technology needs to be integrated. I thought the intranet would streamline this, but instead just added another layers of passwords.
Management needs to learn how to lead, manage, and evaluate staff.
Don't change initiatives so often.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great pay and benefits, terrible leadership and professional growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Minneapolis Schools

    Pros

    Higher than average pay and above average benefits for salaried employees. Non-salaried employees get paid well, but do not have as good of benefits.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no annual reviews, goals, or objectives for anyone other than the teachers. And even though the teachers are reviewed, pay increases are a negotiated benefit for all within the bargaining units regardless of performance. Top performers get a pay increase as well as the lowest or non-performing employees. This is true of all employees as all are in bargaining units and pay increases are negotiated for the group as a whole as opposed to earned individually. Top performers get rewarded with more work where under performers continue to slack!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start providing reviews, goals, objectives, make pay increases contingent on meeting those goals.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proud place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Minneapolis Schools

    Pros

    Working for the Minneapolis Public Schools has increased my knowledge of the community and made me excited to make a difference in the education system.
    I feel like my work is valuable
    I have a good and manageable workload

    Cons

    The organization is so large that it feels like changes can never be made. It's the small fish in a big pond idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm unsure what I can say about advice. I wish communication were better between schools, support and administrative staff, and higher administration.

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