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New Leaders for New Schools Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not the worst, not the best...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Leaders for New Schools full-time

    Pros

    Positive mission and great effect on urban communities nationwide. I met great people at New Leaders

    Cons

    There was a real lack of professional development...also there isn't a great path to leadership within the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hypocritical organization. It trains school leaders but can't demonstrate strong leadership to save its life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New Leaders for New Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working at New Leaders when I was there was that it was an organization full of amazing, driven, smart people.

    Cons

    The con was that the organization did nothing to keep these people and to build a positive culture around them. It was a risk averse culture. Decisions took forever and you had directors running things by leaders that should not have been. Really experienced people doing administrative work because bigger work wasn't possible. Things were very stagnant. Little progress was made and there was a lot of apathy after a while. It was an organization that constantly struggled to tap into the true potential of its employees. It is an organization that is just poorly managed. Two lay-offs when I was an employee and two since I've left (that I know of). This clearly speaks to dysfunction and an inability to properly plan. And it sounds like that continues today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, look at what you are doing and take your heads out of the sand. Create a culture in which your people can thrive (or at least keep their jobs!).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Shows promise, but needs to value employees and build a strategy around impact

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

    I have been working at New Leaders for New Schools full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, competitive salary and benefits, great offices, nice people.

    Cons

    General lack of communication and care towards employees, high turnover, lacks basic processes such as project management standards, 360 employee reviews, and senior management needs to focus on strategic planning/objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing for change's sake. Think strategically about annual goals and remove extraneous work outside of these goals. Mature processes and invest in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expoure to inspired educators, disorganization and lack of focus hindering growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Leaders for New Schools full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, exposure to talented educators through programs, nationwide network...

    Cons

    Deteriorating partnerships and reputation with school districts and cities, disgruntled program participants, high turnover and low compensation for junior and support staff. Poor management in city offices leads to wasted dollars, ineffective programming, and dissatisfied staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more dollars in actual programming, rather than development staff, and focus on hiring professionals to manage crucial relationships with district partners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, a good experience in which you are given a good amount of responsibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at New Leaders for New Schools

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, and the ability to grow into the role your given and customize it to your own skill set, if you take the initiative.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape in terms of getting ideas pushed through, and a lot of "old school" education veterans who are averse to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More proactive feedback for employees; try a bit harder to recognize the skill set of the employee and leverage that skill set for new and interesting initiatives within the organization.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    challenging and busy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at New Leaders for New Schools

    Pros

    Mission, smart people who care

    Cons

    overload and too many changes at once

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    No purpose

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at New Leaders for New Schools

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    After a year working there, I still didn't understand what they did. Senior management only knows how to communicate in jargon. They can't explain what they do in plain English. It's a wonder they get funding.

    I was hired to do a job that nobody wanted and nobody cared that I had nothing to dol

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Starting to turn a bit more corporate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Leaders for New Schools

    Pros

    Ability to make somewhat of a difference in education.

    Cons

    The work comes in waves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain open lines of communication with staff

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Negative

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New Leaders for New Schools

    Pros

    Many Great people. Negative enviornment

    Cons

    extremely harsh and negative enviornment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more empathy

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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