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New York City Department of Education Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits; ability to build good collaborative relationships with colleagues; feel like you are making an impact on students' lives" (in 88 reviews)

  • "Working with kids, always interesting" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Incredibly demanding and difficult to maintain work life balance" (in 24 reviews)

  • "political tape, little to no feedback from superivsor" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great benefits great time off

    Cons

    not easy working with children

    Advice to Management

    care more


  2. "OT"

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    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist

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

    Pros

    8 sessions per day, straightforward documentation

    Cons

    treated not quite as a practitioner, not quite as a teacher, and paid significantly less than the speech therapists for some unknown reason.

  3. "Wonderful Experience"

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    Former Employee - Paraprofessional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Paraprofessional 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

    Working with the children, supportive staff, holidays off, good schedule, good work life balance

    Cons

    Salary could be a little bit higher


  4. "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Educator in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The experience was great and fulfilling

    Cons

    The demands of the work can be challenging


  5. "“Not pregnant friendly”"

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    Former Employee - Para in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Para in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, pay is okay, good environment

    Cons

    Was told the DOE isn’t pregnancy friendly and was denied a position as a full time para because of my pregnancy.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    Stability, parking, contract, length of workday,

    Cons

    Pay, lack of organization within school infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Visit schools to speak with teachers.


  7. "Teachers assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is such a rewarding job .

    Cons

    It would probably depend at the school you work at.

  8. "Teacher assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, nice environment, good hours

    Cons

    More holidays, less student to teacher ratio


  9. "Evident Rewards - Big & Small"

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    Current Employee - High School Computer Science Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - High School Computer Science Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Educating kids is rewarding; growth!

    Cons

    Resources & support make it difficult.


  10. "School Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Pupil Accounting Secretary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pupil Accounting Secretary 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 a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous benefits, and schedule. Paid summer and school vacations. 7.20 hr work day.

    Cons

    I can honestly say that there are not many cons. You have to adapt to a vast amount of personalities but that’s reality and not necessarily a con.