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New York City Department of Education Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
372 Reviews
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372 Reviews
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Pros
  • The fringe benefits and the ability to make a difference in peoples lives (in 13 reviews)

  • GREAT JOB GREAT BENEFITS always a place to move up career wise (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Job expectations are ever increasing and little to no support is offered (in 5 reviews)

  • The morale in many schools is at an unprecedented low (in 8 reviews)

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    Agency Attorney

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    Interesting work, congenial environment, great hours/benefits/vacation time.

    Cons

    No bonuses or salary increases.

  2.  

    IT network tech and web master

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, love working to benefit the kids

    Cons

    No room for growth, my career is in a halt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3.  

    Really interesting work, lack of collaboration between departments

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    Working in such a big school system is fascinating
    There are a lot of really great programs run by the DOE

    Cons

    The departments don't really coordinate very well with each other
    Different teams don't share their data with other teams, which leads to redundancies

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    Great real world experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Consultant
    Current Employee - Operations Consultant

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    I was given a lot of hands on experience in terms of daily operations that comes with dealing with many of the Title 1 schools in the 32 Districts of the New York City Public School system. Thriving under accountability and job reinforcement

    Cons

    The pace at which people worked was generally slow, and hard to motivate others to reciprocate the "Can Do" attitude I brought with me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chain of command needs to be more transparent

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  6.  

    A mix of accounting, problem solving, event planning and general operations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    Never a dull day. Great benefits.

    Cons

    too much on your plate, no salary step, always need to initiate a salary increase with bosses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your staff members...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Per Diem Substitute Teacher

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Per Diem Substitute Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Per Diem Substitute Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    Great exposure to what is takes to be a classroom teacher
    Flexibility with your schedule
    Decent per diem rate of $158/day
    Pleasant people to work with. Lesson plans are usually supplied.

    Cons

    Have to be "nominated" by a principal in order to apply to get license. You have to know someone in a school who can vouch for you.
    Can only work 40 days in a school year if you are not fully certified. In order to work more days you have to have a minimum number of education credits and have passed the NYS tests and have taken the workshops.
    Some schools are really rough and just scary. There are always subbing jobs in those schools but the "good" schools have their favorite subs so it's tough to get yourself on the school list.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a good company to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    Laidback, professional, experienced professionals, good perks

    Cons

    can get complacent, less challenging

  9.  

    Empowering teachers to guide projects for school wide improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bronx, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    * Improve the lives of our youth
    * Great people you can work alongside with
    * Ability to be as creative as you want

    Cons

    * Letter grades were important during Bloomberg's era
    * Working in low-income neighborhoods is different than working in high-income ones
    * You never know the type of leadership you are going to get until you work under them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep the most talented teachers, challenge them and allow these teachers to lead projects that enrich the lives of students or coworkers. We think solutions to schools toughest problems will come from the outside but really you have enough brainpower within the school system to solve these problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hard work you need to have a level head

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Never dull lots of good camaraderie

    Cons

    Testing is all that matters so if you are not in a testing subject good luck with getting any real development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    great job for those who are patient

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    get to work with kids and change lives , the hours are great and you get more days off then days working .

    Cons

    Extremely under paid huge amount of responsibility that some times becomes overwhelming . For the amount of work you do for the salary your paid your better off working in the gap

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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