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Minneapolis Schools Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 17 Jul 2019

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2.9
45%
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Minneapolis Schools CEO  Ed Graff (no image)
Ed Graff
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great staff, good benefits, easy to manage(in 6 reviews)

  • "lots of options, lots of diversity, good pay for teachers generally(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very anti-male and anti-white work environment(in 5 reviews)

  • "MPS promotes from outside the district(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great part-time position with flexible scheduling"

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    Former Employee - Reserve Teacher 

    I worked at Minneapolis Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great part-time position with flexible scheduling

    Cons

    It can be somewhat challenging to always be unfamiliar with your work environment as you will frequently work at different schools.

    Minneapolis Schools2019-07-18
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Lacks leadership and strategic direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Minneapolis Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - great benefits - Davis Center is a beautiful building - many people are passionate and excited about what they do

    Cons

    - hostile work environment - constant crisis mode; people overreact and panic often during situations leading to poor decision making - virtually no leadership or accountability - district is financially insecure and has been for many, many years

    Advice to Management

    - hire a cabinet member outside of education with strong business skills; hire more people from the private sector to create lean principles and develop better business practices. - play the long game with every decision; don't just think about getting through this one crisis but think about five years out for every decision - need stability throughout the organization - act quickly. The good people are leaving... and getting new jobs because they can so you are left dealing with the people who are so bitter and mad they couldn't get out.

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    Minneapolis Schools2017-02-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Minneapolis Schools part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with diverse population and kids.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, non-support of teachers and staff. Not for the children

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that have a passion for education/children. Treat staff with respect and give them support.

    Minneapolis Schools2015-11-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "There is a lot of room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minneapolis Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent compensation and benefits for work performed.

    Cons

    work environment is difficult; not supportive and negative at the main office head quarters

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and hire people based on their abilities not who they know

    Minneapolis Schools2013-12-16
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worked with a lot of great teachers but nepotism and favoritism was widespread,"

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Minneapolis Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay for 9 months a year. Got to help kids and experience an inner city low income student population

    Cons

    Horrible principal, tons of favoritism. Very anti-male and anti-white work environment. Union did nothing to protect employee harassment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire administrators that are adept at dealing with people and treating them with the respect they deserve!

    Minneapolis Schools2013-02-11
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