New York City Department of Education

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Working for the NYCDOE will make you disappointed about our country's future

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Current Employee - Directory of Operations in New York, NY
Current Employee - Directory of Operations in New York, NY

I have been working at New York City Department of Education

Doesn't Recommend
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Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You have the opportunity to positively effect the lives of hundreds of students, interact with interesting people, and capable to shape your professional career

Cons

Too much red tape, lack of accountability, it's easy for people with low skills/competency to become senior managers. It's more about who you know than your capability, insight, capacity for high level thought

Advice to Management

More direct ability to rate your supervisor, stop bending to the Charter school movement, devote more resources to schools in poor neighborhoods, do better on the achievement gap, and have a more diversified leadership throughout all facets of the DOE.

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  1. good

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Staff in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefit and the opportunity to growth

    Cons

    Cons: my position have no opportunity to move up unless taking test

  2. Relatively efficient office and team within the huge bureacracy

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    Current Employee - Administrative Staff Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meaningful work that can be progressive and challenging; smart, dedicated, and driven colleagues; solid benefits as a city employee; not an overwhelming bureaucratic vibe despite being the nation's largest local education department.

    Cons

    Huge organization means sometimes getting lost in the system; work sometimes gets watered down by the time it goes through all levels of review; frequent re-organizations and office spin-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more confident in the work going on internally and less sensitive to outside criticism. The work being done is actually pretty good although it frequently gets derided and belittled.

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