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New School CEO David E. Van Zandt
David E. Van Zandt
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  • "Being part-time faculty sometimes feels isolating(in 9 reviews)

  • "Micromanagement, low pay, indecisive, high turnover(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Nice work environment"

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      Former Employee - Archivist Assistant in New York, NY

      I worked at New School part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Everyone is very nice and actually cares. - You get to work with really interesting historic materials.

      Cons

      I can't think of one.

    • "Lab Aide"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at New School part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Flexible Schedule Great Enivorment Great People

      Cons

      One or Two of the management team tends to talk down to student employees

      Advice to Management

      Treat everyone fairly

    • "Milano School"

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      Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at New School part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Networking through alumni and project work

      Cons

      Occasionally worked more hours than my contract

    • "Great to work with students"

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        Former Employee - Student Advisor in New York, NY

        I worked at New School part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Wonderful support through the assistant dean and advising coordinator

        Cons

        Difficult political environment at times

      • "friendly workplace"

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        Current Employee - Student Assistant 

        I have been working at New School part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        the work is not difficult and the colleagues are affable

        Cons

        not enough jobs for students

      • "Shifty leadership and environment"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at New School

          Pros

          Great benefits, kind co-workers and mission.

          Cons

          Low salaries and inconsistent promotion practices.

          Advice to Management

          Be transparent, be consistent, and be good to your staff.

        • "Lower-level staff are amazing. Upper-leadership in Student Success enforces white dominant culture."

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

          I worked at New School full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          The lower-level staff are amazing activists and agitators. They do all they can to resist policies that are obviously racist, sexist, and detrimental to students success. If it wasn't for my colleagues in arms, I would have left a long time ago. I don't have faith in Student Success upper-leadership, but the lower-level staff are worth the experience. You will learn so much from these folks.

          Cons

          No transparency from upper-level leadership Grossly underpaid compared to others in the same position at comparable schools. We received raises because of NY law, not because the school thought we were underpaid. HR is slow to act on credible, consistent, and multiple complaints about the same issues. Sexual assault being one of them.

          Advice to Management

          Listen to your staff. Hire folks who are qualified and different minded. Friends have hire friends in Student Success at all levels and now we have a student affairs division that suffers from group think and lack of innovation.

        • "I loved teaching at The New School, unfortunately hated their HR."

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          Former Employee - Part-Time Faculty in New York, NY
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at New School part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          It's a lovely space to explore a different approach to teaching, have more freedom and a welcoming environment for new and radical ideas.

          Cons

          Their HR rules are borderline discriminative, I was denied teaching again due to VISA constraints. They don't hire people under the O1 visa and don't give any explanations as to why. This was explained to me a week before teaching, even though they knew for over a month what VISA I had. No one really explained what happened, they just decided to withdraw the position even though I had a syllabus prepared as well as an...

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          Advice to Management

          The New School sells itself as a haven for immigrants, yet they don't uphold that same ideals when dealing with faculty (I have been both a student and faculty there). Get it together and review your HR processes.

        • "Junior Faculty Review in New York City"

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          Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at New School full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Excellent collegiality amongst the faculty

          Cons

          Department budgets are very limited.

        • "It was an overall great experience."

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          Former Employee - Office Assistant 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at New School part-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          good hours and great people.

          Cons

          it was through work study programs.

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