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Harlem Children's Zone Reviews

Updated October 9, 2018
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  • "Part time Healthy Harlem staff especially Nutrition Educators work the hardest and are abused" (in 20 reviews)

  • "There is no clear direction and there is a lack of support from upper management" (in 12 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. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone full-time

    Pros

    Very meaningful work; staff are dedicated and extremely hard working; most managers are supportive; benefits are good; exceptional programming for youth

    Cons

    politics and favoritism can be a turn off

  3. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Cause
    - Great coworkers
    - Community Events

    Cons

    - Management out of touch
    - Lots of nepotism
    - Does random programming for funding, in my opinion


  4. "Student and Staff Security Needed"

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    Former Employee - Creative Arts Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Arts Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Fun programming is planned on a regular basis. Lots of trips. Lots of personal development training's.

    Cons

    There is a disparity between full time and part time staff. Full time staff have a close bond and part time staff are not invited to share in that close relationship. Lack of consistency in management and programmatic aspects leading to student and staff insecurity. Staff turn over is very high which is disconcerting. Management not always aware of each others interactions with other staff and students causing confusion.


  5. "Caution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility since it's part time, staff appreciation days

    Cons

    Just read the Cons reviews on the page..just about everyone's rating is accurate to the Tee!


  6. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone full-time

    Pros

    The pay if you are single without kids.

    Cons

    Everybody is fake, and you will only succeed by nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Throw the whole HCZ away!


  7. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone full-time

    Pros

    Passion driven work
    Students and family focused
    Ability to work with great teams of peers to support students

    Cons

    They hire based on time with the agency so not all managers are qualified as leaders
    A lot of ego
    "Whatever it takes" really means doing a lot of work that you will not be compensated fairly to do
    Unrealistic goals
    Burnout

    Advice to Management

    Be open to learning how to manage better and develop as leaders

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great for the community
    -Great for the kids of the community

    Cons

    - Not organized whatsoever
    - All employees are not treated equally
    - Favoritism is very present in the organization

    Advice to Management

    - Be more considerate of ALL your employees
    - Become more organized


  9. "Healthy Harlem"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most of the kids are a pleasure. Others are disgustingly disrespectful.

    Cons

    Everything else - get your 6 months of experience and go.

    Advice to Management

    Where do I even start? Throw it all away.


  10. "Be prepared to sacrifice happiness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harlem Children's Zone full-time

    Pros

    The new CEO is quite amazing to get to know.

    Cons

    The management will not take care of you, the kids think they are exceptional and are incredibly disrespectful.

    Advice to Management

    Give teachers authority to dismiss kids; set up new disciplinary system.


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