Packer Collegiate Institute Reviews
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Pros – There 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.
Cons – Stressful 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 Management – Stop 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
Pros – Nice facilities, laptop program, close to subway
Cons – Lots of minutia, unfortunate direction for upper school
Pros – There is a clear system for salaries
Cons – Administration not loyal to its employees
Advice to Senior Management – Keep an eye on your middle management
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – The 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.
Cons – Just like in any bureaucracy, there are always struggles.
Advice to Senior Management – Create a common vision that people can rally behind.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Nice facilities, good location, great colleagues, largely academic work environment, many opportunities for collaboration (self-driven)
Cons – Administrative 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 Management – Show 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.