New York City Department of Education

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Rewarding work, but sometimes overshadowed by all the clerical work and administrative duties

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - School Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Current Employee - School Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Enjoy working with students of diverse backgrounds and ages, and working with numerous staff who are passionate about helping kids achieve their personal, academic, and social goals.

Cons

Seems impossible to escape the politics of the administration, but if you get into the right school, where you are appreciated and have the chance to be creative, it can be a great experience.

Advice to Management

Keep your focus on helping kids, not trying to look good and using your "power" to exploit, committed staff.

Other Employee Reviews for New York City Department of Education

  1. Compensation is not worth the work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility (you choose when you don't want to work), gain experience in stressful situations, lots of different school options, contract clearly denotes teacher responsibilities

    Cons

    Flexibility (you can't always work when you need/want to), losing my voice from teaching, no benefits, classroom management issues, new curriculum and/or lingo to learn every year (but none of seems any good anyway). Lot of red tape to even get into the DOE, not the most helpful or friendly staff for that process either. Oh and hiring freezes.

    Advice to Management

    Cut away the red tape, offer better packages, and your schools will soar!


  2. It all depends on your administration...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made life long friendships and connections while teaching. It really depends on the type of administration that is at your school. Strong union which will help with a group issue but not so much with individual issues.

    Cons

    Typical big government entity that has a lot of red tape to try to cut through in order to get things accomplished. If you have a good administration then teaching is wonderful and really for the kids but if you work for someone who has no idea what they are doing or really how to do it then life will be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Principals need to have more accountability. They are "supervised" by their network leader or the Chancellor, which leaves too much to error because they are the ones in charge at that point but teachers/staff are not able to speak out against them.


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