New School Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
44 Reviews
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    Student Worker at the New School office

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New York, NY

    I worked at New School part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, supervisors are really understanding your school workload. Very easy office tasks, even though it is diverse, but easy to learn. Able to learn about far more areas and department of the school rather than the only one we attend.

    Cons

    Other then sometimes there are down time and have nothing to do, or still need to juggle with the job when semester gets crazy, there really isn't any down side. The only real thing might be difficulty to arrange for internship with the commitment to this job and class schedule at the same time, since it will definitely to be in day time hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are great! We are able to became good friends and they are great counselors themselves on various trouble you have both personally or school.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The New School was a very exciting environment!

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at New School part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The New School for Social Research is a cutting edge university doing incredible research at the forefront of many fields. It was a great work environment, the faculty and staff are very committed to what they do, and pleasant to be around and work with.

    Cons

    The university itself has a lot of funding issues, and needs to reevaluate salaries and budgets. Graduate students in the Social Research division definitely need more teaching opportunities!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Student worker part time event coordinator

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros include working close with faculty and staff, flexibility in making your own schedule, and gaining experience working with officials in government and the nonprofit sector.

    Cons

    Cons include a disorganized atmosphere, little management or oversight, and the challenge of balancing full time student life with work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    An overall good experience.

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    Current Employee - Lab Aide  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lab Aide in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay for little work. Lots of downtime. Unlimited sick days.

    Cons

    The New School review - the school forgets itself as part of an educational institution and attempts to set itself in a fashion that's too administrative; yes, one can be too administrative. There's a level of understanding already ingrained into the system where we, as lab aids, don't have to follow these arbitrary jurisdictions. Like, for example, the establishment has developed an unnecessary grading system. Its a waste of time. I also developed an issue with calling people users. Its a safety net to not offend but it doesn't its on a level that's disrespectful, to me. I'd prefer "student" or person. Gentleman. Lady. Etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advise you to create a less formal work relationship. Not only say hello but introduce yourself as management and ask how they're doing, it'll ease in your new workers. Let your employees use Facebook. A little bit of music in the lab would help too. Especially the EQC. Obviously, nothing vulgar but nonetheless.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    It's a nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Nice office environment.

    Cons

    Does not pay enough for the amount of work asked to do. Communication could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Office Assistant (FWS)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New School part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The New School is a great place to work in every way. It is very student friendly and the staff is liberal.

    Cons

    There are so many staff who do nothing and can't even do the basic tasks of their jobs. Those people should be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the lazy people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun and Creative

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in New York, NY

    I worked at New School part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team is fun. Everyone gets along. Plenty of incentives. Travel a lot

    Cons

    If you don't like traveling, 80% of your job is traveling. Must be willing to work weekends.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Overall, a great higher-ed environment

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around different departments and even schools within The New School
    Smart co-workers
    Great way to meet people from all walks of life
    Decent Pay
    Collegiate environment

    Cons

    Without an advanced degree there will be a glass ceiling as far as advancement.
    Some years there is different budgets, so don't expect programs to always be active.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schools within the New School should be more uniform in some of their methods.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start...but not stay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -People are very smart, enthusiastic, curious
    -Students are great
    -Everyone cares about education

    Cons

    -Immense amounts of mis-management
    -Bureaucratic systems, group think, often no room for new ideas
    -There is no way to move up unless you switch jobs entirely
    -No raises or promotions unless you are an attractive white male
    -Some supervisors are totally abusive (intimidating, guilt-tripping staff to work unpaid overtime, giving conflicting instructions, yelling, name-calling....the works)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and abusing subordinates; start welcoming new ideas and respecting your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pleasant feelance work experience at The New School

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New School as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues and office environment / office culture. The people I worked with were nice, helpful and supportive. Typically low stress environment and not unreasonably demanding.

    Cons

    Few job openings for staff positions, or freelance positions for that matter. There was a long period of time between the interview(s) and the job offer... there seemed to be a lot of red tape or approval from higher-ups that needed to be dealt with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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