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Prep for Prep Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
6 Reviews
3.6
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Teacher at Prep for Prep

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    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

    I have been working at Prep for Prep part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Prep for Prep's mission is excellent. The caliber of staff is excellent.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about working at Prep for Prep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful program with a great history

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prep for Prep full-time

    Pros

    Great location in UWS;
    The kids are great and the work is life-changing!

    Cons

    Pay is miserable (don't expect a raise based on your performance)
    Poor leadership in key departments (admissions, development)
    Low staff morale….very few staff are actually happy and feel appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your staff enough to treat them all as equal..it's easy to feel replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place, horrible pay

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

    I worked at Prep for Prep full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most people are personally aligned with the mission of the organization, which is great. It makes for a truly rewarding experience. There are also a ton of alums who work here and are clearly already committed to Prep because they have seen first-hand the impact of it on their own lives.

    Cons

    They pay is absolutely terrible, especially for the long hours and investment of personal time and energy required to really do your best here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The theme here is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Management did not seem open to new ideas or methods as long as the old way still got it done. It didn't matter how antiquated and ineffective the old way was. Made it very difficult to continue working at the organization, knowing that no one in leadership wanted to be forward-thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Awesome non-profit to work in

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

    I worked at Prep for Prep part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small staff in finance that handles a lot that goes on.
    Constant challenge in dealing with anything money related. Even more challenging during auditing season.
    Learn lots in accounting work.

    Cons

    Weird location where it feels like you are working in someones house. It is a brownstone on the west side. But it is still an awesome location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Post-Placement Counselor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Post-Placement Counselor in New York, NY

    I worked at Prep for Prep

    Pros

    If you love to work with kids, it's great. And if you'd like to work in the private school education network, its a great launching pad.

    Cons

    The pay is HORRIFIC. That's why most counselors only stay for a max of 2 years and then move on to grad school, work in education, or something else

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    Ok for experience

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

    I have been working at Prep for Prep

    Pros

    Great organization and it's mission for education

    Cons

    small and not having a supporting of staff

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