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New York City Department of Education New York State Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance was terrible - worked all the time (in 15 reviews)

  • Long hours; can't select vacation time (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience and learn alot"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work at INMS as IT Specialist.

    Good benefits and you work with a lot of new technologies.

    Cons

    Need more support from the main office and they don't follow up.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and update on new changes.


  2. "Politics ..."

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people plenty of interesting work

    Cons

    Too political, need to throw people under the bus

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so political

  3. "substitute paraprofessional"

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    Current Contractor - Substitute Paraprofessional in Staten Island, NY
    Current Contractor - Substitute Paraprofessional in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    working with children with special needs is life changing and rewarding.

    Cons

    there are no cons to this job.


  4. "Substitute teacher"

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    Former Employee - New York in Queens Village, NY
    Former Employee - New York in Queens Village, NY

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

    Pros

    Good hrs good pay I loved counseling the children

    Cons

    Can't work the 3 months out of school like every job nobody is really your friend

    Advice to Management

    They knew I was a great people person go getter for the children an the staff the principal could have fought for me


  5. "teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great if you love working and learning on the fly

    Cons

    constant physical injury and administration does nothing


  6. "One of the Most Important Missions on the Planet"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to do some of the most important work that exists - educating and helping to raise the next generation. This is one of the most progressive districts in the country, with a true core belief that all students deserve and are capable of success.

    Cons

    There is too much emphasis on compliance - paperwork, tracking - which takes time away from teaching and leading schools. Often requirements are decided based on government policies that were not created by educators and, while well intended, have a negative impact on educators' work.

    Advice to Management

    Include career NYC educators in all decisions to anticipate unintended consequences of new policies. Give educators more decision-making power to enact changes that will allow them to reach the high standards of accountability our students deserve. Balance the need to have documented evidence of compliance with giving educators more time, flexibility, and discretion to meet ambitious student goals.


  7. "An exhausting bureaucracy."

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    Current Contractor - Teacher, Visually Impaired in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Teacher, Visually Impaired in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can set your own schedule. The work is very interesting.

    Cons

    They do not pay. The payment office is dismissive, rude, and unhelpful with a lot of attitude. I have just completed four years of work, and have been paid less than 20% of what they owe me.

    Advice to Management

    Read above.

  8. "The Robin Hood's of the City Agencies"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    paid Summer vacation and many holidays

    Cons

    If you do not go after them to get your pension they will purposely run the time in which you can appeal your Pension contribution and keep it for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    keep an eye on your Pension's Department namely: BERS employees at management level are embezzling teachers Pension monies and later leave the agency.


  9. "Great for Experienced Teachers"

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

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely rewarding, opportunities for growth, challenging, organized, great pay, excellent benefits, unparalleled union

    Cons

    Job can be overwhelming at times, not every school provides support necessary for students' and employees' success, too much work to be done outside of work hours

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the success of the students (provide more supplies, hire more staff, offer more paid staff development opportunities, stop focusing on enrollment count) as opposed to worrying about the budget


  10. "Title"

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    Current Employee - Mathematics Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mathematics Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You have given rights and benefits that occur regardless of your performance. This includes professional support, holidays, and good healthcare.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can harm you significantly. One person (your principal) can essentially determine the outcome of your career based on their perceived perception of you. Evaluations are biased and often inaccurate.


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