New School Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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  1. "Inclusive, collaborative work environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New School part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Diversity, inclusiveness, colleagues dedicated to their work, work-life balance

    Cons

    starting salary for adjunct faculty is less than teaching fellows/assistants

  2. COVID-19

    "Overall A+. Covid tossed an unexpected curveball into the mix, which is the only reason I’m no longer working for TNS."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and work life balance. Never have to worry about working off the clock, or the all-too-familiar situations faced in many other companies with the “big boss” or “higher ups” stopping by your office—truly felt like everyone was a team player regardless of seniority and/or title. Great opportunities for upward mobility and branching out into new roles/challenges with the full support of your supervisor(s) and/or team. Majority of leadership has an impressive number of years under their belt working there, which speaks volumes.

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive. Typical headaches with running into delays stemming from typical bureaucratic red tape.

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  3. "Everybody is nice and welcoming."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New School

    Pros

    Everybody is nice and welcoming. You can learn a lot from different departments. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The office is not spacious. It doesn't have a bar or anything exciting.

  4. "Good experience but political"

    4.0
    Former Employee - International Student Advisor 

    I worked at New School full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Meet great people and students, diverse and forward-thinking environment, good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Political and bureaucratic, lack of communication between staff

  5. "Director"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  6. "Good in general"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  7. "Analyst Position"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New School full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most departments strive for a work life balance

    Cons

    Even though benefits such as medical and PTO are good, compensation for most staff is below the market value.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Thorny organization"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Many of the people that work at this institution genuinely care about helping the students. A major pro were the wonderful co-workers I had. -Summer Fridays and the week off during Christmas through New Year. -Great location

    Cons

    - Leadership seems to have lost sight on the core mission. They still operate under the simulacrum of a progressive, critical thinking institution but it's bs. It's all an act. Do they even really care about the students b.c it feels like all they care about is the $$$. - TNS has an extremely high turnover rate probably due to the fact, they ask a lot and pay quite little. The longevity of employment is irregular and strange. I have noticed staff who should have been let go awhile ago who are still at TNS and people who have served TNS 20+ years be let go without warning. So much for valuing such service. The junior staff at TNS are not compensated enough. That is my biggest gripe. It feels like TNS does not value their staff and gives you the barest minimum they can. - Depends on the office you're in but work/life balance is poor. TNS will give you the guise of a healthy work/life balance giving 22 vacation days, unlimited sick days but what if you can't take those vacation days? You're allowed to carry over a maximum of 15 days in a year, any remaining will be forfeited/put into a special leave bank in case of emergencies. If you leave the org, you will be paid out maximum of 15 days . -TNS is still very much siloed. The amount of bickering goes on for the most ridiculous thing is a sad sight. I think this hinders great ideas for improving operations and helping students. They're still battling I'm CoPA, I'm Parsons...the whole we are The New School identity is still a tough pill for some to swallow. - While the commitment to serve and help students is great, I also think on the flip side there is far too much molly-coddling going on. Sometimes a firm no is necessary. Many students now think if they cause a big enough scene, they'll get what they want.

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  9. "General Writing Tutor"

    5.0
     

    I worked at New School

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There are no cons for this company.

  10. "Temp Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Undergrad Admissions Operations in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New School for less than a year

    Pros

    I liked the environment and fellow staff. Great work/life balance. Even though I only worked as a temp, they invested in my 401K.

    Cons

    nothing really it was a temp job

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