Jewish Theological Seminary Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
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  1. Intern

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Jewish Theological Seminary as an intern

    Pros

    Good people and easy to work around schedule

    Cons

    Things are often slow and menial.

  2. Friendly co-workers, no upward mobility

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jewish Theological Seminary as a contractor

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people I've ever worked with. Four day work week.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for current employees, high turn-over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Great mission

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY

    I worked at Jewish Theological Seminary part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was exciting to be a part of a community that was so ambitious and far reaching. Great 4 day work week, and a lot of PTO holidays.

    Cons

    Some departments were difficult to work with and caused for a lot of turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewish Theological Seminary full-time

    Pros

    Good time-off during winter. and lots of holidays.

    Cons

    Bad benefits, and salaries are not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  6. Good place for retirement. Steady environment, a lot of holidays!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Theological Seminary full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of holidays. Nice benefit package. Good place if you have side jobs, since it provides a lot of holidays and only works 4 days a week.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market values. Lack of clear leadership, works under old technologies and frameworks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think this place needs more fresh ideas to change it archaic way of operations and to adjust to new demands of the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Solid workplace but lack of long-term career choices if not entering at a managerial level.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewish Theological Seminary full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people all around. The work environment is rarely pressure cooker. Solid benefits and tons of time off. There are interesting cultural events going on all the time, and you have access to some nice collegiate resources.

    Cons

    Interdepartmental relationships are not great, and one department is always pointing fingers at another one. There is little room for growth, so many employees are frustrated but lack a pathway for change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even if the university isn't doing well, provide pathways for improvement or benefits that reward hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Unique

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Theological Seminary full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Mon-Thur. All major holidays and Jewish holidays off.

    Cons

    Technology is ancient. Systems date back to 2003.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote IT Assistant Director to IT Director, as he knows more about the importance of being up to date.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Great environment, but lack of future outlook.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Theological Seminary full-time

    Pros

    4 days working week. A lot of Jewish holidays. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Low salaries. No promotion opportunities. Management not holding qualified professionals and just let them go. The job you doing here goes beyond what you were hired for, the reason not enough qualified people. A lot of plans, but lack of taking them to the end point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Stuck in past

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Theological Seminary

    Pros

    Brilliant people, intimate setting in which to learn, teach or serve as an administrator.

    Cons

    Stuck in the middle ages...needs to recognize evolving demographics and needs of Jewish community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up the ivory tower world view.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. The center of Jewish education, arts, history, leadershiip and vision in North America. The center of it all!"

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

    I have been working at Jewish Theological Seminary full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part of being at JTS are the students, faculty, volunteers, and community are the best and the brightest and will shape the future and relevancy of Judaism for generations. It is the most exciting place to be, with the 7th Chancellor, and new vision for leadership, learning, Torah, and brings Jewish history and texts to be relevent today. The support of staff, employee assistance program, benefits, and overall vibe are excellent.

    Cons

    Parking is a problem, expensive and mass transit it less than optimal when commuting from the boroughs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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