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Updated February 16, 2018
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  1. "Substitute Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with the kids were great!

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Good job"

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

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

    Pros

    Summers off is quite nice

    Cons

    You have so much work to do after school hours

    Advice to Management

    Need more preps than are offered.

  3. "NYCDOE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pension and benefits; good salary; excellent opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Schools face tremendous pressure to increase test scores, despite other factors that impact student achievement and progress.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It's a good start - not like it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Largest Public school system in the United States
    Work with diverse student body
    Paid holidays and breaks

    Cons

    Administration demands so much, for so little
    "Probation" status lasts 3+ years
    Some children are very disrespectful - must have thick skin

    Advice to Management

    Please notify staff ahead of time when they will be providing class coverage.
    The Unions should make clear on how long Probationary period is.


  5. "Special Education High School Teacher"

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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

    union protection, salary steps, health insurance

    Cons

    not enough support for students


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, administration and hours.

    Cons

    Grading and planning can sometimes lead to work done at home.

    Advice to Management

    Have prereqs for taking physics.


  7. "School Lunch Helper"

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    Current Employee - School Lunch Helper in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - School Lunch Helper in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good co workers, Flexibility to work another job, rules and regulations towards food.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Part time,problem co workers, some schools no parking better off bus.

  8. "School Aide"

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    Current Employee - School Aide in New York, NY
    Current Employee - School Aide in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never know what to expect

    Cons

    No concrete list of responsibilities
    No promotional roles
    Politics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "H.S. Math Teacher"

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    Current Employee - High School Math Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - High School Math Teacher in New York, 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

    Good Benefits, decent pension, used to be better. If you are in a good school it is great.

    Cons

    Tier VI pension not as good, takes longer to get. Working in a bad school is horrible, kids are rude, Danielson is used as a hatchet.

    Advice to Management

    Allow students to fail. Teachers should not have to defend and elaborate on why the students did not pass


  10. "SUB-Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Sub Paraprofessional in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sub Paraprofessional in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than permanent position, flexibility.

    Cons

    no benefits, no PTO, have to work during the summer to earn money


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