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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Current Employee - School Counselor  in  Brooklyn, NY
Current Employee - School Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Compensation is not worth the work

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

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education part-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stuck in the middle

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Working with students is a joy. I am engaging them with content and becoming a mentor to many. It is more than a job, it is a mission and a life cause.

    Cons

    Too many rapid changes and lack of focused support for teachers. Too much of a rule by fear atmosphere. Almost everyone I work with is extremely stressed out. However, not all schools are the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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