National Board For Professional Teaching Standa
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www.nbpts.org Arlington, VA

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    The experience was a great learning lesson in the importance of doing what you love--now.

    Communications Specialist (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsThe salaries are considerably good.

    ConsThe staff consists largely of complacent people committed to working below their potential rather than within their talent and passion. As a result, a culture of joylessness, anxiety, fear, and mediocrity persists in an organization tasked with supporting, promoting, and certifying dynamic educators throughout the U.S.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit, hire, and cultivate emotionally intelligent professionals who are passionate about what they do and good at it, professionals whose approach to their work engenders enthusiasm and enthusiasm.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity is available, but you have to play the office politics game.

    Policy Analyst (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsThe mission of the organization is a worthy one, and you're constantly reminded of the greater good that you are impacting. It's easy to balance work and life here.

    ConsThere is currently no process for professional growth here - no standardized process for job evaluation and/or promotion. Preferences are to hire externally, rather than promote internally. There's a great deal of nepotism in hiring practices. Unfortunately, there's also not a professional learning community within the organization to help you expand your knowledge base. People jockey for inclusion in important projects and do a great deal of turf protecting, often excluding those with expertise who could have contributed in meaningful ways to projects. HR is also pretty unapproachable about sensitive matters, though does help if there are legal issues at question.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the employees feel valued by offering career growth opportunities. Be more transparent about the hiring practices (e.g. start by even posting what job positions are available internally). Get HR some training on how to empathize with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Started out great, soon turned out to be a nightmare...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosat beginning of tenure, staff seemed passionate and engaged. in ensuring years, there was a downward trajectory in staff engagement

    ConsNeurotic, insecure senior staff. Only out for self has hurt the organization financially.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest and provide clear mandate to staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Demeaning Work Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are a consultant, NBPTS is a great place to make some money. Very little accountability for consultants. Employees don't have as much freedom.

    ConsIf you can find another place to work, please do that. The employees are not included in the decision-making process, which is unfortunate because the organization size is relatively small.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Miserable.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe NBCTs are great. But NBPTS does not give them what they deserve.

    ConsPoor fiscal responsibility, poor human resources management, poor treatment of employees, lack of foresight.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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