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Harlem Children's Zone Reviews

Updated March 30, 2018
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Pros
  • Working with children and staff (in 6 reviews)

  • It's a great place for part-time workers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of work just for a part time position (in 18 reviews)

  • The turnover rate is also beyond ridiculous every week someone quits (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "College advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learn to work smart. Love the kids.

    Cons

    A lot of work

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the staff


  2. "Great Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Educator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Health Educator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harlem Children's Zone part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very receptive to feedback, great resources for the community they serve

    Cons

    Difficult to get certain supplies--there seems to be money for some things but not for printing, getting metro cards for families, or yoga mats for my school.

  3. "Dean"

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    Former Employee - Dean
    Former Employee - Dean
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great resource to the community.

    Cons

    Data driven instruction dilutes the effectiveness of critical thinking, as scholars’ main focus is performing well on tests. Behabioral management is a facade. This creates great barriers for educators.

    Advice to Management

    IMPROVE employee relations. It will help with retention.


  4. "My experience that this job is neutral. It has its perks and its downs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sports Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sports Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harlem Children's Zone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has great benefits of full time, flexible work schedule and you get paid holidays and vacations. You get to change kiss lives

    Cons

    Turnover rate is too high. Part timers suffer the most when they are required to have mandatory days off. No over time. You do more then what is expected


  5. "I enjoy working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Coordinator
    Current Employee - Health Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harlem Children's Zone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -the mission of the organization
    -great people to work with
    -lots of opportunities
    -employs the people they also serve in the community

    Cons

    -nepotism throughout certain sites
    -community organization that employs people from the community but also absorbs the negative aspects of the community and entitlement


  6. "Teacher (Overall, the good outweighed the bad)"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast and lunch for staff (super convenient)
    Amazing colleagues
    Relatable and inspiring school leaders who believe in you
    Lots of prep periods (miss this the most)
    Work life balance (also miss this)
    Great students

    Cons

    Stress and anxiety brought on by leaders surrounding high-stakes exams.

    Teacher turnover, which also induced a great deal of stress and anxiety. So many staff members are let go without warning. On top of this, it’s never acknowledged by leadership. People disappear with no explanation.

    Salary. If you are still working towards certification, it will be hard to survive on the salary offered.

    Behavior management system needs works. The BMS currently used has potential; however it is bare bones, still needs to be fleshed out and some components need to be added.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, you’re doing a decent job. However, a stronger behavior management system and more transparency from leadership would take this organization to the next level.


  7. "job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    if you love kids than this is the place

    Cons

    you get no support from the upper hands. m

    Advice to Management

    need more training

  8. "Student Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone part-time

    Pros

    This job gives you the training you need, After awhile the students love and respect you. You get quite attached. You have a lot of fun trips (for free) especially in the summer.

    Cons

    The staff can be less than professional (nice way of putting it). The pay is not good at ALL. Not organized you are always running all over the place

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example it starts from the top down! Pay your employees more money.


  9. "Health Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harlem Children's Zone full-time

    Pros

    Great program for young professional in health and wellness

    Cons

    nepotism
    disorganization
    favoritism run rampant in this organization


  10. "Still Waiting for Superman"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries
    Great benefits
    Opportunities for advancement
    Perks (i.e. free healthy lunches)

    Cons

    Extremely high staff turnover/low teacher retention
    Poor work-home life balance
    Inconsistent practices & procedures
    Students seem to have more authority than the adults; they will literally tell staff member, "I'll get you fired," and it may happen


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