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Updated November 30, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Low level work"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive culture, well-funded, good salary

    Cons

    Overstaffed, low level of work


  2. 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.


  3. 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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "Supportive"

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    Current Employee - Supportive in National, WV
    Current Employee - Supportive in National, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization is very supportive of new ideas and direction input, Management is shifting to more inclusive and results focused with support of learning curve.

    Cons

    Sometimes a growing leaning organization will have bumps as any and may not always be foreseen as any other organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the new collaborative approach to goal obtainment and infusion of new ideas along the way.


  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


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Dysfunctional culture offsets decent pay and benefits"

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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

    Pros

    At New Leaders you would most likely be paid well. The benefits are good. They do offer you learning opportunities. Most jobs come with a fair amount of responsibility.

    Cons

    It is a program that trains leaders, but the organization does not model the best practices taught to participants. The program is in a state of constant flux and large-scale changes are triggered without proper foresight, stakeholder engagement, or strategic planning. Expect a lack of clarity around your discretion, responsibilities and long-term role in the organization coupled with strict accountability and a performance management system that drains the time available for programmatic work.

    Advice to Management

    Read any of the leadership books assigned to participants to learn about managing organizational change.



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