Prep for Prep Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
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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)

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

    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.


  2. Middle School Counselor

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    Former Employee - Middle School Counselor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Middle School Counselor in New York, NY

    I worked at Prep for Prep

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of perks. You'll never have to pay for food...ever. You'll receive a company credit card to take care of students. Flexible hours. Come and go as you please. Very laid back. Perfect job for people still trying to figure out what to do with their lives. Low stress.

    Cons

    You're basically working for free. You'll make just enough money to rent a room in an apartment in Washington Heights with two other people.

    Advice to Management

    Since the population you are serving is of color, more people of color should serve in leadership positions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    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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