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Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexibility, great work/life balance, and staff was helpful (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits, nice people, tuition benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, disorganized upper management, old buildings (in 13 reviews)

  • Being part-time faculty sometimes feels isolating (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "It is what you make of it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New School part-time

    Pros

    I had a wonderful team of people who truly became my friends

    Cons

    Red tape red tape everywhere


  2. "Good for short term employment"

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    Current Employee - Learning Space Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Learning Space Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work environment, good benefits if they hire you full time.

    Cons

    It is a circus and HR is the worst of all!

  3. "not as understanding with hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New School part-time

    Pros

    the hours are flexible hours when there aren't exams.

    Cons

    but when it matters, it all goes downhill.


  4. "Benefits of Working for The New School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New School part-time

    Pros

    working for the New School opens so many doors- I definitely recommend it!

    Cons

    The pay is good- not great- but the career opportunities that will open up are well worth it!


  5. "Great - Understanding - Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since I do work in an academic while I am pursuing a graduate degree, luckily my boss is flexible with my schedule and understands that my coursework comes first. Though this is a student employment opportunity, I take my job seriously and I care about who I am communicating and working with, everyday.

    Cons

    From my standpoint, I have no complaints, but I do wish other student employees can be paid as much as I do. I was once in their shoes not too long ago, so I know how hard it can b, especially for graduate students.

    Advice to Management

    Please heavily consider hard working student employees for full-time (or part-time) positions, once they are done with their graduate degree. It can provide much need security for students who have the experience and are willing to sacrifice (whatever it takes) to be employed in New York City.


  6. "director"

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

    I worked at New School full-time

    Pros

    Creative students. Excellent location. Some great facilities.

    Cons

    Completely mismanaged at the top. The head never seems to know what the tail is doing. Some real talent among the faculty, but also an abundance of dead weight legacy faculty who teach the same recycled material for decades.

    Advice to Management

    need a better cohesive vision. Seems currently like everyone is running on their own agenda


  7. "General Writing Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility, great work/life balance, and staff was helpful

    Cons

    There are no cons for this company.

  8. "No room for growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New School part-time

    Pros

    Occasionally flexible work hours during the year.

    Cons

    No room for growth.
    Little to no support for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Reassessment of university culture and department priorities are needed to better support faculty, staff, and students.


  9. "Resident Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a strong sense of community amongst the employees, great management, and free housing

    Cons

    Long hours and extra hours, and going to classes while having a full time job. Also compensation could have been more.


  10. "Student Event Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at New School part-time

    Pros

    co-workers, flexible schedule, lots of independence and room to grow in the job

    Cons

    communication is lacking at higher level and doesn't respect student's skills


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