New York City Department of Education Reviews

Updated May 24, 2020

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3.6
71%
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New York City Department of Education Chancellor 	Carmen Farina (no image)
Carmen Farina
566 Ratings
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  • "There are some terrible schools and principals in the system(in 50 reviews)

  • "Long hours and many institutionalized people(in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Doe teacher"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary that goes up every year.

    Cons

    A lot of stress working with kids.

    New York City Department of Education2019-12-21
  2. "Fine"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and decent benefits

    Cons

    I can't really think of any.

    New York City Department of Education2020-05-21
  3. "Difficult to get into the system"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NYC DOE Substitute Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One route toward eventually becoming a full time teacher

    Cons

    Very admin heavy in some schools

    New York City Department of Education2020-05-19
  4. "First Year Teacher"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Science Teacher in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, job security, rewarding job because you get to help the youth

    Cons

    1st year you're going to put in like 60hrs a week creating good lesson plans and learning how to put together labs for your classes

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    New York City Department of Education2020-05-18
  5. "Driven and deeply committed to improving the outcome for all NYC public school students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Continuous Improvement in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Provides vital public service, true to mission & vision, highly dedicated, caring and knowledgeable people throughout the organization

    Cons

    Local interests often compete/conflict with system-wide efforts to increase consistency, coherence and alignment across the organization

    New York City Department of Education2020-05-13
  6. "A very rewarding job with the opportunity to grow with the right skills and education."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The best thing to me working for the department of education is the students.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is there are really no entry-level positions with in the DOE.

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    New York City Department of Education2020-05-12
  7. "Paraprofessional"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Paid vacation days Summer off Trips + Training Some schools are great with great environment Some schools have OT oppourtinities

    Cons

    Expect you to do the job of a teacher at some schools with your salary Some classrooms / students can be very challenging. Prepare to run after students, be hit, spit at etc.. Some principals show poor leadership and management and do not offer support when student is in crisis. CTLE hours

    New York City Department of Education2020-05-25
  8. "Make it happened"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional 

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Benefits,Paid Summer, Flexible Hours, per session available

    Cons

    Administration bringing in their unqualified relatives into higher positions

    New York City Department of Education2020-05-09
  9. "Great work life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance - official work hours are 8:00-2:55 maximum of 8 sessions per day provided with a senior instructional therapist for help/support given treatment prep and documentation time UFT benefits/pension student loan forgiveness paid holidays/summer off $1500 budget for CEUs (must pay upfront and then get reimbursed) salary differential for having a masters degree

    Cons

    The only OT at my school (although some may think this is a pro) Can't choose which school you initially get placed at (might be several) Low budget (about $200) for Teacher's choice aka yearly supplies so get thrifty and creative if you don't have anything in your OT/PT tool box - you will most likely always end up paying out of pocket for more materials when needed UFT dues are expensive - $80 a month not the highest paying OT job out there so dont expect to be a millionare.

    New York City Department of Education2020-05-06
  10. "Teacher"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Pay goes up each year

    Cons

    The DOE has inconsistent policies

    New York City Department of Education2020-05-19
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