National Council of Teachers of English

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  1.  

    NCTE is a good place to work where you feel like you are providing support to the worthy cause of literacy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL

    I have been working at National Council of Teachers of English

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including two for one matching up to 5% of salary for 403(b) retirement plan, four weeks of vacation, one week off between Christmas and New Year's, and two weeks of sick time. Health, dental, and vision insurance are included. Currently the employee pays no premiums for insurance, but this is under review.

    Cons

    The "dead wood" workers who either don't do their job or do just enough to get by are not held accountable by management. Oddly, workers who work beyond their job descriptions and are innovative do not receive compensation or recognition. These individuals who have proven that they will work hard for the organization and put in the time and effort to succeed are often burdened with additional projects outside the scope of their annual goals and then seem to be held more strictly accountable to their goals. This is a very poor way of rewarding workers who are constantly willing to sacrifice their time for the benefit of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A thorough review of job positions within the organization should be performed by an outside professional to help streamline what has become a bloated organization. The most senior manager should trust the competence of middle management. Senior management should set organizational goals and manage them at a macro level while allowing middle management to manage goals and projects at a micro level.

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  2.  

    It could be worse, I guess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL

    I have been working at National Council of Teachers of English

    Pros

    It's an interesting place to work. There are people of various backgrounds and abilities here. The benefits package is pretty good... lots of vacation days! There is a general feeling of collegiality among the staff. New ideas are welcome, even if they arent acted upon.

    Cons

    After a certain point, there are little opportunities for advancement. The political climate/internal struggles tend to get in the way of true innovation. The top-down management style doesn't lend a lot of room for anyone other than Sr. Management to impact overall success. Morale is at an all-time low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more, trust employees more, don't rely on senior management for everything, clear out the dead weight

  3.  

    It's the best professional organization for English teachers!

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Council of Teachers of English

    Pros

    *lots of resources
    *great conferences and professional development opportunities

    Cons

    *can get a little overwhelming

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