New York City Department of Education

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Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good health benefits, summers and holidays off, tenure

Cons

Tons of paperwork, too much accountability and not enough time to actually teach, lots of structure and little place for creativity. Every few years they change the curriculum and there is little to no training when this occurs.

Advice to Management

Let us determine what our students need, trust our judgment and let us do our job. We went into the teaching profession because we care about our kids, but with all the extra paperwork, our time to prepare quality lessons is compromised. It also cuts down on the 1-1 time with the students.

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  1. Highly variable depending on where you work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Pros

    The pension and retirement plans.

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy, silly rules, micromanaging bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Keep teaching human and stop trying to reduce the profession and students to numbers and figures. I am a big fan of data, but don't forget the difference between producing productive citizens and producing widgets.


  2. NYC Civil Service administration. Solid place for long term career through exams.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Showing up is doing a great job. If you do your job or not, showing up on time is generally all that's expected. relaxed environment in some offices, more uptight in city offices. If appointed through a civil service list you probably have your job for life. Other jobs more subject to layoffs.

    Cons

    not great for the ambitious, most people stay at their jobs 20 something years then retire
    minimal employee development
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    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook talented younger employees & develop those with talent potential more often. Otherwise they will continue to get frustrated and leave.


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