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Uncommon Schools Benefits

Location: US
28 Ratings

Employer Summary

Uncommon offers:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Staff can cover themselves, spouses, partners, and/or children in the insurance plans by contributing a small fraction of the premium costs
  • Health care and dependent day care flexible spending accounts
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits (transit)
  • Reduced membership rates at gym
  • An Employee Assistance Program
  • A retirement plan with employer matching

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Jul 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Brooklyn, New York State

    Great benefits package. Health insurance is great. The vision insurance is one of the best packages you can get. Have not have any issues with benefits.

  • Dec 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Office Coordinator in Newark, New Jersey

    Since it is a school, you do have holiday vacation and some employees have summer off. Administrative employees are supposed to have 2 weeks paid vacation in the summer but then again a lack of cohesive management and communication leaves things up to the discretion of whoever is in charge at the moment.

  • Sep 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Teaching Assistant in Rochester, New York State

    The health insurance is not as good as you would find in a public school, but overall the benefits are decent.

  • Jun 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Office Manager in New York, New York State

    6 days PTO/Sick Days - after these, you are not compensated; if you do not take them, you are paid for them at the end of the year. Great medical/vision/dental --great if your health is good and you don't require much (my experience). Sustainability half-days built into the schedule for a few months of the year (before Monday holidays or breaks). 17-days for Christmas break. February and April breaks. Often get lunches ordered for testing or long days for teachers.

  • Apr 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Middle School Teacher in Brooklyn, New York State

    Best: maternity leave is well respected Worst: taking a sick day, even if you are literally in the hospital is frowned upon. Particularly because there are no substitute teachers. You are expected to come in, unless there is a human dropping out of your body.

  • Apr 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Teacher in Newark, New Jersey

    The best thing is the health insurance and dental package. The worst is the summer gets cut early because of professional development. Although it's a slight negative, there are a few of the sessions which are actually helpful.

  • Jan 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Special Projects Coordinator in Newark, New Jersey

    It is a pretty comprehensive benefits package. Covering the essentials like medical, dental, vision, life and disability, but also some extra perks like gym reimbursement and shopping discount. A drawback is that as a state employee you cant opt out of the benefits.

  • Jan 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current social worker in Brooklyn, New York State

    All of it is excellent - time off, insurance, 401K, etc.

  • Nov 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    They provide housing in New York City, which is amazing and they provide a travel stipend for your time there

  • Nov 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Lead Kindergarten teacher in Brooklyn, New York State

    They match the 401K in one year

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • CheckmarkPension Plan (9)
  • Checkmark401K Plan (19)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • CheckmarkMaternity & Paternity Leave (19)
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • CheckmarkFree Lunch or Snacks (18)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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