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Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "Micromanagement, low pay, indecisive, high turnover" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Unlike Part-Time Faculty which rights are protected by their union; Full-time faculty is at the mercy of the higher administration" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great university to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Worker At ISS in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Worker At ISS in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New School part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management is professional and cares about their employee well being. Adequate training is provided prior to starting your job. Overall I've had great experience working there.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New School full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and summer schedule

    Cons

    No decision making process amongst senior management

    Advice to Management

    Learn to make decisions

  3. Helpful (2)

    "You'll work with plenty of amazing people, but they will be canceled out by toxic people"

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

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

    Pros

    Across the university, there are some of the most creative, kind, welcoming, wonderful people you have ever met who exemplify the mission of the university to a T.

    Cons

    There are also incredibly toxic people who completely flout the mission of the university. There are people who create a culture of mistrust and paranoia in others across the university, which serves to block open and effective communication. As such, the university as a whole is quite dysfunctional, since different areas don't trust each other enough to communicate. The toxic people also chase away the good employees, leading to incredibly high turnover rates. Leadership does nothing to remove the toxic people or sanction their actions and they are simply allowed to work unencumbered. They also continue to hire more toxic people who clearly do not fit the mission of the university, leading to a further degradation of the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower-level staff when they tell you about toxic members of your team and take immediate action to solve issues.


  4. "Good in general"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New School full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable environment and very nice people

    Cons

    Zero flexibility. No work/life balance.


  5. "Great work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Liberal, open, supportive. Staff are very passionate about their work and teams work together to solve problems. People are clearly their top priority and while there is some bureaucracy it is better than most institutions I have worked in. Creativity abounds as directors support their staff. Very social justice minded and eco friendly. Everyone always asks" how can this help students?" and are focused on student success.

    Cons

    The university is so big that it is hard to know everyone! Some departments are understaffed.


  6. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New School full-time

    Pros

    The people working here are awesome

    Cons

    It is a bit confusing dealing with HR - even people with your same title, salary, and seniority are treated different (different rules for submitting hours/union, etc).


  7. "Experiential Learning & Communications Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Inclusive, friendly, communicative, helpful, reliable

    Cons

    Micromanagement, low pay, indecisive, high turnover

  8. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great school to learn job skills

    Cons

    can be expensive if your paying it yourself


  9. "Community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New School part-time

    Pros

    Many amazing people that work hard to better the university

    Cons

    many limitations due to administrators


  10. "Research Assistant and Content Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RA and Content Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RA and Content Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at New School part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, great people

    Cons

    Small team, hectic environment, heavy load


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