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New York City Department of Education Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • Great benefits; ability to work with like-minded individuals (in 54 reviews)

  • A great place to work if you like working with students (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Special Education Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    UFT Protection, Salary contract, Growth potential, Benefits, Teacher's choice

    Cons

    The NYC DOE is very political


  2. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great kids, great people, great benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are low, expected a lot of


  3. "Para"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Love The Kids and Most Co Workers

    Cons

    No Paid Vacation or Holidays


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  5. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits of working for the DOE involve health and personal fulfillment. The breaks are of course, an added bonus.

    Cons

    The cons of being a teacher for the DOE are largely related to the stringent demands on students, especially those with disabilities, with little to no regard of the population of students with disabilities.


  6. "great job if you love dealing with special needs a disabled children"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sub Paraprofessional in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sub Paraprofessional in Brooklyn, 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

    No hourly pay rate.
    Great hours 8am-3pm
    Not too many know of this job!
    Anyone is hired.

    Cons

    The process is long, there are workshops (some are free, others you pay)
    Must meet NYCDOE requirement policies.
    You pretty much have to pay out of pocket for a majoruty of the requirements


  7. Helpful (1)

    "More Training Than I Thought"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Flushing, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at a private school previously and had negative misconceptions about working for the DOE. I was pleasantly surprised when I found a position in the DOE that I would receive trainings that exceeded my expectations.

    Cons

    Poor supervision if you are a new therapist; excessive paperwork

    Advice to Management

    More supervision needed for new therapists.


  8. "DOE ain't for the weak, but it will strengthen you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of workplaces to choose from.

    Cons

    Lots of megalomaniacal principals. When it happens to you, switch schools.


  9. "Pedagogue Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Student body is fair depending on school, good stable salary

    Cons

    Deferred long-term benefits such as 401k, negligent administration, mismatch between 21st century ideals and real-time execution of ideals

    Advice to Management

    Rethink culture to fit this century


  10. "Not for the faint of heart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Math Coach in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Math Coach in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. You will really learn what you are made of and how much you can handle. The job is constantly changing. There are many opportunities to grow or find your own niche.

    Cons

    Playing politics can be exhausting. Working with small budgets, ever-changing metrics, and impossible standards can be frustrating.


  11. "Attorney"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Attorney
    Current Employee - Attorney

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

    Pros

    Collegial work culture, committed colleagues

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and leadership



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