National Board For Professional Teaching Standa

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Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. There have been great times and not so great times.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at National Board For Professional Teaching Standa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The mission is excellent and the company is clearly going places

    Cons

    The work experience is inconsistent. Some people seem to enjoy their jobs very much and others appear to be having a tough time. The company has been lean for the last couple of years and that's resulted in high stress levels.

    Advice to Management

    People can have a lot of fun working mad hours to accomplish important goals, or it can really suck. Make sure your top managers know how foster that first one. No all of them currently have that skill.


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

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at National Board For Professional Teaching Standa full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salaries are considerably good.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Recruit, 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at National Board For Professional Teaching Standa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Make 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Board For Professional Teaching Standa full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and provide clear mandate to staff


  6. Helpful (1)

    Demeaning Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Board For Professional Teaching Standa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    If 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Miserable.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Board For Professional Teaching Standa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

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

    Cons

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



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