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Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. great company

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Secretary in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits and nice people

    Cons

    boring work and changing of management

    Advice to Management

    stop

  2. Overwhelming.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Teachers union, benefits are decent, and pay is decent

    Cons

    Don't care about students or staff. Focus on testing instead of student needs. Do not honor special education needs.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized and support your teachers.

  3. The NYCDOE DOESN'T Care About Its' Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many vacation days, summers off.
    Excellent TDA plan
    Health benefits.

    Cons

    Little or no discipline among students, particularly in inner city areas.
    Expected to work miracles with people that can't read or write.
    Administration does nothing to work with ( or help) an employee that has been injured or hurt by a student

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to teachers that report students that have repeated behavioral problems.
    Stop making excuses for these students.
    Get parents more involved with their children that exhibit violent or aggressive behaviors.
    Stop being afraid of being sued, particularly when the student is wrong.
    Be more for the teachers, rather than siding with students that are disruptive or harm others.

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  5. Great stepping stone to education career.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to working with talented people.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can sometimes stall work

    Advice to Management

    Develop leadership pipeline by incorporating more professional development opportunities.

  6. I really enjoyed working with the students, and It was a pleasure to assistance the parents.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Knowing that you can help many families, in various ways.

    Cons

    Some staff members behavior was not professional at all.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it could be difficult to balance your work life with your personal life. But the time-off policies were great, and always eagerly anticipated.

  7. Teacher

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fulfilling profession and administration is understanding.

    Cons

    Many constraints and guidelines to follow.

  8. Lack of support and professional development and growth for administrative staff.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Business Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - School Business Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are in the NYCDOE, you receive great benefits. Obviously, the entire school system of NYC is very difficult to review as everything depends on which school you are working at and which position.

    Cons

    In terms of the system as a whole, it's very difficult to navigate, and incredibly time consuming because of all the bureaucracies to navigate. Personally, I felt that my onboarding and orientation process was nonexistent, and coming into one of the largest school systems in the US is overwhelming. I was in the administrative line and received very little professional development and growth in my 2+ years. If you're young and full of energy/ambition to do and learn, being at the NYCDOE might not be a good place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the folks who really want to create and sustain change. Get rid of the folks who are not doing anything and don't believe in the mission of improving education for all students.

  9. Overall, my experience working with the NYC DOE as a speech teacher has been good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Speech Teacher in Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Speech Teacher in Elmhurst, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good and my coworkers (speech teachers) are great.

    Cons

    Training is mostly for teachers, not SLPs; opportunities to raise your pay via classes.

    Advice to Management

    Increase knowledge of SLP knowledge base and scope of practice

  10. If you like jumping through hoops

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Per Diem Substitute in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Per Diem Substitute in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

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

    Pros

    No need to negotiate salary—everything is on the table, frequent opportunities to earn additional income at 40/hour

    Cons

    Like threading a needle. Feels impossible to get employed and getting everything in order is a timely and expensive process

    Advice to Management

    Make the terms of employment for per diem staff more accessible, at the moment it's no simple task to uncover the contractual terms of employment, and schools use this to their advantage

  11. Experience will vary at school, but

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education

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

    Pros

    Work year is technically 180 days

    Cons

    Every week work is brought home
    Competence is rewarded with more work

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