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Teachers College Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
35 Reviews
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35 Reviews
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Teachers College President Susan H. Fuhrman
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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teachers College

    Pros

    friendly environment. Hard working coworkers. And interesting work.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to similar positions in other institutions.

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    Great boss made working there really enjoyable

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

    I worked at Teachers College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had great leadership above me and was given a lot of freedom from setting my own hours (partially because my work was part-time) to deciding what projects to tackle.

    Cons

    Not everyone had similar experiences. How much freedom you get within your job seems to be dependent on your department, management, etc. I was lucky to be working where I was working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    instructor (doctoral student teaching master's courses)

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

    I worked at Teachers College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    tuition remission
    autonomy (allowed to develop syllabus independently)
    bright students
    great reputation

    Cons

    tuition remission must be used concurrently
    pay (approx. $2500/course) is mediocre

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  5.  

    Interesting Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Academic Secretary in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Academic Secretary in New York, NY

    I worked at Teachers College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment (unless you work in the registrar)

    Great benefits

    Cons

    Few promotions

    Not meant for people trying to be a force in education

    Office culture is like HS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more incentives for employees so they want to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good heart and soul, but very poisonous management environment

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

    I worked at Teachers College full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great organization doing real, fabulous work. Academic leadership among the smartest, soundest management anywhere.

    Cons

    Very 'kick-the-dog'. Senior staff, with a few exceptions, is generally pedantic, self-absorbed, and defensive. Real lack of strategic thinking on the part of many divisions at the highest level. Everyone lives in fear of the President's wrath. Lots of game playing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Susan Fuhrman is actually a decent leader, strategic thinker and generally engaged person. But if you're too afraid to tell her (a) when you fail, (b) when her decisions are failing, and (c) what you think, of course nothing will change. HR is a rolling catastrophe. But generally, despite the crazy people who work hard every day to ensure otherwise, TC is a great place doing great work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Teachers College is super accommodating! The space, equipment, facilities and staff are amazing!

    Current Employee - Content Methods Facilitator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Content Methods Facilitator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Teachers College as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in Teachers College is great for building relationships and it is located along the train line-it is really accessible.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Friendly environment for student workers

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Teachers College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Faculty are nice, working environment is friendly. I was employed as an interim worker while studying at TC. In general, there isn't so much pressure working as an interim. Pay was not bad for a part-time student worker.

    Cons

    Workflow sometimes can be messy. There is miscommunication between different departments, which makes it hard to get one mission done quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Who exactly you work with there matters a great deal

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    Former Employee - Consultant - Educational Research Design in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant - Educational Research Design in New York, NY

    I worked at Teachers College as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work is relatively simple and has the potential to be creative. If you get this position you can contribute to making a real world impact.

    Cons

    The standards for what is considered research are low. The Principal Investigators are completely unchecked by the institution so if you are working with a bad one... Or you might be lucky and work with a great person.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Language teacher

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

    I have been working at Teachers College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    excellent guidance provided by experienced teachers and a network of colleagues who are supportive and make valuable contributions

    Cons

    enrollment is not known until the day the class starts and cancellations can occur due to low enrollment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is already being addressed. Market the classes to increase enrollment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good learning opportunity

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

    I worked at Teachers College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    steady pay, interesting projects, solid mentors

    Cons

    lack of advancement/growth potential, need better connection to management, need to define job descriptions and roles more firmly

    Recommends

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