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Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Great curriculum."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minnieland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous curriculum! Very educational atmosphere vs. just being a "daycare."

    Cons

    Low compensation for staff, which leads to under-qualified teachers.


  2. "Needs a overhaul"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minnieland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some flexibility, loves the children and friendly staff and family friendly , free lunches and breakfast , free shirt , tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Continuelys sick there , not get benefits, low pay for long hours , stressful, difference changes in directors, too many rules

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate

  3. "Assistant Director"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Mechanicsville, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Mechanicsville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Minnieland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In house training
    Easy interview process

    Cons

    Long hours
    Incompetent director
    Unsupported by corporate office


  4. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Ashland, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Ashland, VA

    I worked at Minnieland full-time

    Pros

    the children are very good

    Cons

    management needs to be retrained

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "It's childcare"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Prince William, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Prince William, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Minnieland full-time

    Pros

    Lots of training....better than any other daycare i know.

    I loved it. Did it for a long time. I only left because I moved.

    Cons

    I read some of these reviews and I think they might be written by people who do no have a realistic view of the daycare payscale for the area or understand what the job really is....

    There are a lot of jobs you'll make more money. Childcare isn't one.

    It's hard work. You give a lot. That's child care! "I love kids" doesn't cut it. You need to be trainable, accountable, and knowledgeable.

    It's not the management's job to help you run your classroom or manage your kids. They hire you to do that. They have their job to do.

    It's not a job for people who need lots of time off, can't wait until their break to go to the bathroom, or need a lot of emotional maintenance. I worked with one of those types and I got so sick of her whining.

    Advice to Management

    Hire less whiny staff.


  6. "Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher, Prekindergarten in Dumfries, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher, Prekindergarten in Dumfries, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Minnieland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch only if they have enough food for teachers. The children are awesome and some of the coworkers are awesome.

    Cons

    Management is condescending to teachers and has put teachers down in front of parents. You get like a $3 - $15 budget a month for all you supplies for the classroom. Benefits aren't very good. Pay is not very good. Would work 9-10 hour days normally because of low staffing issues. Also, if you do have overtime they try to take it away by making you take a two hour lunch. Management has favorites. Management never wanted to help out in the classroom. Sometimes you would have to wait 15-20 minutes to go to the bathroom because management says they have more important things to do and then sometimes forgets about you. Not much growth opportunity in the company.


  7. "Don't work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leesburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the kids and families

    Cons

    Horrible place to work! but management horrible treat you like you do t matter at all. If hurt force you to work. Called in on days off and don't even thank you. Very negative environment. Pay is horrible and benefits are just as bad.

    Advice to Management

    No communication and will throw you under the bus to save themselves. Will blame you for there errors.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "This is a soul-sucking place to work."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Fredericksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minnieland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunches - if you like fake and processed junk. There were no real pros to working for this company.

    Cons

    No support from management. They force you to go to trainings every month where you are basically only there to pick up packets of cut outs for your classroom. Completely unnecessary. I am all about trainings and professional development, but I think that it should be worthwhile for employees. Coworkers are mostly miserable because there is such a high rate of turnover - go figure! They expect everything from you but won't pay you a livable wage.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs some serious work if they ever want to have any hope of holding onto good/reliable/educated teachers. They need to be more supportive of employees. They need to actually step into the classrooms once in a while and realize that they can have a huge influence on employee morale.


  9. "Lead teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Stafford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    working with the children was a joy

    Cons

    Director was incompetent. salary was very low yet wanted you to do everything a real teacher did.

    Director was incompetent very low salary yet wanted you to do everything a teacher did. required to send email to all parents every week conferences etc. Yes getting very low salary.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to appreciate teachers


  10. "Staff turnover"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Woodbridge, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Minnieland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Youth Zone staff constantly changing. At my center five staff members left within six months.

    Cons

    Budget restraints and food quality.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in classrooms and repair and or replace broken equipment.


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