NYC doe Reviews

Updated April 21, 2014
Updated April 21, 2014
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    Teacher for NYC DOE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NYC doe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing students, dynamic work, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Politics and assessment more important than effectively meeting students needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    DOE Review

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

    I have been working at NYC doe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get off from work early. Holidays...

    Cons

    If you get a bunch of tough kids, that's rough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the teachers. What they need-- supplies and consequences for the misbehave kids... We teachers need support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at NYC doe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The teaching experience it gives you.

    Cons

    It has a low salary, and many students have a language barrier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Over Worked, Under Appreciated

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

    I have been working at NYC doe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is no doubt that the children of NYC are deserving of the best education. The are wonderful and are the reason that I get up and go to work each day.

    Cons

    It seems like each day we are asked to do more with less. I have worked in 3 boroughs, 3 different schools, 3 different districts, 3 different support networks (CFNs) (all small schools, all community schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, 1 6-12). There is just never enough support from administration or central. Teachers are asked to do so much on top of teaching that it makes teaching impossible. I'm well-credentialed (nationally certified, in fact) but exhausted and frustrated most days. I don't think I can continue to work for the DOE. I want to continue to serve the children, but how long can teachers work under these crazy conditions?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank a teacher. Allow teachers to teach. Properly fund small schools. The microscope you put "failing" schools under just means that schools become "cover your arse" paperwork/documentation jungles that take time away from working with the children. Recognize this. It's not about a dog-and-pony show when the city comes in for a review or visit. The CFNs are not effective. They're just another layer of confusion.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Oye.

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

    I have been working at NYC doe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with students and seeing growth is by far the best part of the job. While the salary is ok, it's not even close to how hard you work.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, bad school leadership, lack of comprehensive policy for special education, absolutely no rights if you are not tenured, crappy benefits from the union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better review process for school leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    It really depends on your location and position

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

    I have been working at NYC doe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Rewarding, chance to learn and grow, vacation timez

    Cons

    You are asked to do too much, rules and regulations change too often, bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no "one size fits all" answer to teaching, so all school teachers shouldn't be asked to do the same thing

    Doesn't Recommend
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    "Too much work and expectations for too little pay and satisfaction."

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    Current Employee - Public High School Classroom Teacher  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Public High School Classroom Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at NYC doe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Be a professional learner, plenty of room for creativity, run your own classroom (sort of), work with kids, always room to learn and improve your lessons and practices, doesn't get boring.

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, little support (especially for new teachers), very low pay, excessive weekend and after hours work required, high burnout rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat teachers like the professionals that you expect, build in better supports (helpful trainings, real mentors with experienced teachers teaching the same subject you teach, curriculum infrastructure, pay for quality employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Secure position with many benefits.

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    Current Employee - School Computer Technician  in  Corona, NY
    Current Employee - School Computer Technician in Corona, NY

    I have been working at NYC doe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great, everything you can get but dental. you can incentives from everywhere.
    job security is huge, hard to get fired when behind a big union. raise every year.

    Cons

    For a tech, there is a ceiling defined by the amount of students. you will be stuck at level one if you school has less than 500 students. there is no up the ladder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Challenging--can be rewarding, but largely dependent upon the specific school you are in.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Principal  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYC doe full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits (for UFT members) are excellent

    Cons

    Frequently shifting job expectations, heavy on assessment and light on clarity of expectations

    Neutral Outlook
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    objective

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

    I have been working at NYC doe for more than 8 years

    Pros

    decent benefits job with cause

    Cons

    stressful regulations unfair tenure policy

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