Packer Collegiate Institute
3.2 of 5 4 reviews
www.packer.edu Brooklyn, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Bruce Dennis


33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Upper School Teacher (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThe people are great and so are the students. Kids and teachers are encouraged to be themselves, and work to be their best. There isn't a culture of perfection.

    ConsJust like in any bureaucracy, there are always struggles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a common vision that people can rally behind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great colleagues, but stressful school culture.

    Middle and Upper School Teacher (Former Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThere is a lot of support for professional development. It is more diverse as compared to other private schools in New York. Colleagues are wonderful, hardworking and serious about their discipline.

    ConsStressful culture -- among both students and faculty. Faculty often feel overstretched with duties that go beyond teaching. There are many poorly organized meetings both during and after school. High turnover among faculty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop with the poorly organized meetings. Allow your talented faculty the time and space to focus on what they do best: teach.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teacher (Former Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThere is a clear system for salaries

    ConsAdministration not loyal to its employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye on your middle management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Relatively good place to work

    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsNice facilities, good location, great colleagues, largely academic work environment, many opportunities for collaboration (self-driven)

    ConsAdministrative oversight isn't meaningful (much more talk than action); far too many ill-planned meetings that should have been conversations between one or two people instead of ten; administrative first priority should be more focused on providing the best education possible; administration is not always as pro-active or intellectually grounded as I would like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more respect for teachers by providing more self-directed time to work; strive for a more consistent institutional identity instead of trying to be all things to all families.

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