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No retirement benefits for hundreds of employees.

Architect/Project Manager (School Construction) (Former Employee) New Haven, CT

ProsA well-educated, diverse workforce, and committed, dedicated colleagues.

ConsHundreds of full-time unionized employees have no retirement benefits (no pension and no match). State and federal grants pay to fund benefits that are not provided to the workers. Surplus grant funds are then used to fatten the City General Fund, keeping the mill rate artificially low (48% lower than Hartford). Decisions about who is covered by the pension plan are sometimes arbitrary. Some employees are misclassified as Special Fund employees and are denied retirement benefits, even though their positions are funded in the General Fund budget. The City reimburses itself for General Fund payroll through municipal bonds, and then treats the affected employees as if they were funded by grants. The unions collude with the City on these decisions, to the detriment of the workers. There are no career paths, no promotions, and no training or professional development. There are no employee performance reviews, and performance is not rewarded. If you speak out to correct injustice, you risk layoff.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide good jobs with good benefits and opportunities for advancement. Provide the benefits that the grants pay you to provide. Perform an ethical self-assessment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New Haven, CT

    I worked at New Haven Public Schools


    Pros: Nice place to work. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Cons: Having to pay for parking Advice to Senior Management: I think the management is doing a great job, considering all… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    It has been a good run.

    Substitute Teacher/Dean of Students (Current Employee) New Haven, CT

    I have been working at New Haven Public Schools part-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: One of the best things about working for the Board of Ed in… Cons: Sometimes it takes a long time to get things done… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your people in the schools Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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