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Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. "Recruitment Manager"

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

    I worked at New Leaders full-time

    Pros

    Great people, mission-driven work that truly helps positively impact our nation.

    Cons

    Constant change and layoffs makes it a risky career move

    Advice to Management

    Don't restructure every time you get a new C-Suite member. Consistency is key and will help sustain this great org.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A great place for smart, self-starters who value work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Leaders full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary
    GREAT Benefits (especially if you have a family). I don't think point can be understated. They are very, very generous when it comes to their benefit packages.
    Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home
    AMAZING people (staff, program participants, and alumni)
    You'll be a part of a national organization that is moving the needle through policy and programming
    You'll meet smart, passionate educators from across the country

    Cons

    The organization has reorganized a number of times in a few years
    Often it feels like decisions are made to a region instead of with a region
    Attempts to standardize practices across the organization may be counter productive in some instances
    The organization can be slow moving when it comes to supporting or removing employees who are not a great fit

    Advice to Management

    A lot of the complaints here are surprising but one thing I would say is, not everyone is built/made to lead a team of leaders. The organization is filled with smart, ambitious, hard working people but leading those people can be a challenge (even for former successful principals). It would also be nice to solidify the internal, leadership development pathways so you can retain more of your rising stars.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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

    I worked at New Leaders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home with decent pay and insurance.

    Cons

    Upper management is in their own world. Expectations are high but little to no support is offered. They say they are open to making changes but there in a strong underlying expectation that you agree with upper management ideas without questioning or offering other possibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Reflect and review the vision and beliefs and spend time to see how the executives can help live that vision. Look at your turnover rate to analyze the root problem. Is it the fish or the water?


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Important org with recurring suspect leadership"

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

    I worked at New Leaders full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you work for the right manager (aren't many great ones in the org) you can learn and grow with true sense of support and value. Compensation is pretty good, especially for a non-profit.

    Cons

    Most managers are poor. Mangers tend to suffer from much of the constraining factors that characterize dysfunctional ed systems. No clear culture.

    Advice to Management

    Institute a 360 review program from CEO down and formal manaHemet training/coaching.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New Leaders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, amazing collaboration with high achieving colleagues

    Cons

    Management is top heavy and makes top-down decisions without understanding the work staff do

    Advice to Management

    Take the courses designed for participants to learn what true leadership is all about


  6. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Leaders (More than a year)

    Pros

    great mission, people and salary

    Cons

    Constant travel could be a problem depending on role and desire to travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job by positively impacting the lives of children.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Need Real Leaders"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Far Rockaway, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Far Rockaway, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Leaders (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The leadership is open to innovation and creative solutions. Fast pace and very high energy environment, all hand on deck mentally.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians, limited opportunity for internal growth. Managers needed people management training.

    Advice to Management

    Develop internal HR processes that build better managers and develop staff and internal growth opportunity.

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New Leaders full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture. It's nice to work at a place where the majority of staff have led transformative schools.

    Cons

    Too many leaders in one place is sometimes hard to stay focused year over year.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on sticking to an operating process for a few years before changing course without any real data.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow in your career.

    Cons

    There are shifts in the organization often, not always clear what's next.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I don't recommend working here"

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

    Pros

    The pay
    Is not bad and the difference you make in schools

    Cons

    Management is not
    Good. No accountability

    Advice to Management

    Set systems in place that breed success


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