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Minnieland Reviews

Updated 15 Aug 2019

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Found 76 reviews

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Minnieland CEO Mr. Charles W. Leopold (no image)
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26 Ratings
Pros
  • "They honestly offer the best discount for the employees who need Childcare(in 4 reviews)

  • "Working with children is the only part of the job I really enjoyed(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "very low pay, never buy items needed for classrooms food could be a little better(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lack of support from upper management - the trainings they offer are a waste(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great workplace 😊"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Minnieland full-time

    Pros

    Great trainings Care about employees Pay for mileage Flexibility in the classroom An enjoyable environment to work in

    Cons

    High expectations but they will train you up

    Advice to Management

    Implementation

    Minnieland2017-07-21
  2. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Minnieland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful staff and Holden

    Cons

    The hours, no discipline

    Advice to Management

    Better attitude

    Minnieland2019-08-15
  3. "A true disappointment"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The summer camp is nice...

    Cons

    Other employees underpaid, worked 11 hour days with an hour break for over 6 months and laughed at when asked to change hours, lack of support from corporate staff, unwilling to give time off

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the staff, we had severe behavior problems with multiple children and no help to those families, as a parent I would never trust this company

    Minnieland2019-06-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bad"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Minnieland full-time

    Pros

    Very bad experience to work there

    Cons

    A lot of cons working there

    Minnieland2019-04-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unsafe, Unorganized, and Misrepresented"

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

    I worked at Minnieland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with children.

    Cons

    A crazy amount of demands are placed on you, and no support is provided to help you meet those demands. You are expected to monitor and document developmental milestones, write and implement lesson plans, create materials for your class to utilize, and run your classroom simultaneously. And you are compensated poorly for all of your hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Expectations placed on teachers (especially teachers without assistants in their classrooms) are COMPLETELY unreasonable. Teachers should be allowed an hour a day to write lesson plans and create materials for their classrooms, and this time should NOT have anything to do with lunch breaks or nap times. When a child disrupts nap time for a class, that time cannot be utilized for anything other than managing your... class. The pay rates were abysmal and unacceptable, as well. Compensate people for their experience and hard work, and provide them with the support necessary to run a education-rich classroom so that they have a chance to succeed.

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    Minnieland2019-04-11
  6. "Don’t work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Minnieland full-time

    Pros

    Nothing pro about the job

    Cons

    No benefits Only care about money

    Minnieland2019-02-06
  7. "Not a job to support yourself..."

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    Current Employee - Co Teacher in Stafford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Minnieland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you want to work, and still get government assistance this is the JOB for you! Without a doubt you can work fulltime, and still be able to receive foodstamps, WIC, and free healthcare. They do offer health insurance at Minnieland for the fulltime employees, but with the pay, pass that, and get the FREE government assistance... They honestly offer the best discount for the employees who need Childcare.... Stafford Doc Stone Director Ashley truly loves her job, and does sincerely love, and care for the children in her center. If you are looking for a trust worthy child care center, this is a place for children.

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    Cons

    Not a place to work if you need to support yourself, and or your family. You will work just as hard as any other Teacher, however the pay is Daycare, as this is a Child care center, not a school. You are required to do an individual lesson plan, for each child, something that public schools do not offer. Your title is a teacher, and or co teacher, and your work does not reflect your pay... You will not get off for... holidays, and you will find when other Daycare centers are closed, holidays, and or snow, Minnieland in Stafford VA is open, as this is a Daycare, not a School. Anything and everything is based around education for the children, you will be trained, however the pay does not reflect your training. The training, and meetings, to help make you a better teacher, and part of team, do not at all reflect upon your pay.

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    Advice to Management

    Stand up to cooperate. Fight, demand better pay for your teachers. They work hard, and must love children to work so hard, for little pay.

    Minnieland2019-01-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Floating Teacher Review for half a year"

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    Teaching Assistant in Ashburn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minnieland for less than a year

    Pros

    quickly employed, clear training, and good experience

    Cons

    Poor pay, lack of support, refused to let me go home when sick, and would call me very early in the morning to come in and would threaten termination of position if I did not comply.

    Minnieland2018-11-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former Assistant Director"

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    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Minnieland

    Pros

    The employees stick together.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. The company stays on the news, they don’t hire sufficient employees. The Directors are rude. Pay is minimal. Constantly on edge about something going wrong!

    Minnieland2018-10-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent workplace, needs an update"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Minnieland full-time

    Pros

    Like a family, access directly to owner

    Cons

    Antiquated business practices, disorganized internal guidance

    Minnieland2018-08-26
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