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Updated January 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Most departments strive for a work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, flexible work schedule" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Being part-time faculty sometimes feels isolating" (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great!"

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

    I worked at New School (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very up to speed on latest tech.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  2. "Great organization."

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative and proactive organization and people.

    Cons

    Length of time to facilitate items.

  3. "The New School Career Services"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    close to school and classes

    Cons

    deliberate blatant micro-aggressions committed by management

    Advice to Management

    hire more people of color in management positions not just as secretaries and part time positions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Like A Family"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful work, great people, mission-driven and high impact by being a part higher-education, good benefits, flexible time, summer Fridays, and progressive.

    Cons

    Low-paying for New York, limited resources/staff, high-workload

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people and pay them well enough so they don't leave.


  5. "Simultaneously great and horrible. No in between."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are very competitive; great place to learn and gain valuable experience; laid back environment for the most part

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork, some managers are standoffish and are no help at all, many colleagues are not easy to get along with


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New School part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and pleasant coworkers.

    Cons

    Sometimes pay seemed a little low for the amount of work. Other than this, everything else was okay.


  7. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New School part-time

    Pros

    Awesome, Fexible, Caring. Great job to help you through college

    Cons

    There were no cons here.

  8. "A few pros, a few cons"

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Numerous opportunities for higher education.

    Cons

    Hard to move up within departments.


  9. "Typical College"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New School full-time

    Pros

    Location is great, forward looking

    Cons

    Doesn't have financial resources that other schools do.


  10. "Senior Writer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Writer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive, and great location.

    Cons

    A unique but limited brand of Higher Ed that is becoming more corporate.