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Updated April 19, 2017
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  • Work life balance was terrible - worked all the time (in 15 reviews)

  • Little to no training but high expectations (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Info Technology"

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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 York City Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Education technology based focused is a definitely pro

    Cons

    Government compliance can, at times, slow processes

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Special Education Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Empowered by administration to fully design my own curriculum. Useful and Effective Feedback. Wonderful community of caring teachers.

    Cons

    Inequitable funding, our school struggled to secure the space it needed.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to empower teachers to be leaders within the school


  3. "Bilingual Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bilingual Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bilingual Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly leaders, teachers, and students.

    Cons

    Far from the city.
    Need a car


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  5. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good salary once you reach seniority.

    Cons

    Depends on the school, there are amazing schools and some that are not well managed.


  6. "Middle School Principal"

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

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I would like to expand my expertise and initiatives to a larger and needed population

    Cons

    As this time I have to deal with a very long commute.

    Advice to Management

    One of the best public service position in the world.


  7. "It depends what school you are in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    job security, there are some excellent schools and leaders out there

    Cons

    without the right leadership, a school can sink quickly along with everyone in it

    Advice to Management

    oversight, listen to teachers


  8. "Educational"

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    Former Contractor - Substitute Teacher in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Substitute Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Education as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits ; which includes a good pension plan and medical and dental and much more. Opportunity to go further in your education with the DOE.

    Cons

    Not enough qualified teachers to teach our children particularly in math and science.. I would also have to say not having the right support for our children; particularly those in the special education settings.

    Advice to Management

    Keep reaching for the stars for our children


  9. "NYC DOE Science Teacher (High School)"

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

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid benefits, excellent salary, tenure

    Cons

    large classes, required to use teaching methods that are not supported by evidence


  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Middle School in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher, Middle School in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at NYC Department of Education had many opportunities to use your skills teaching and learning.

    Cons

    One downside was not able to get overtime while working.

    Advice to Management

    The schedule should have more flexible working hours.


  11. "Project Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large organization with access to learn a lot. Many departments with mobility for growth.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized, lack of technical resources and overall mistrust of employees and knowledge sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, implement processes and upgrade systems.


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