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New York City Department of Education Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. "NYC public schools"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    fair salary standards for all
    good benefits
    MANY schools

    Cons

    variety of schools
    pay is not high enough to live in NYC without roommates

    Advice to Management

    go back to large, comprehensive high schools


  2. "Worst City Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For Dreamers Only: Summer Vacation and Holidays off

    Cons

    They Steal Pensions and run the Statute of Limitations to preclude paying pensions to former Teachers

    Advice to Management

    Do Not Be Thieves.


  3. "Good can be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, 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

    The department gives good workers compensation and benefits

    Cons

    There is a lot politics at play that affect how teachers can reach their full potential.


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  5. "K-12 Music Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Teaching in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The New York City Department of Education provides a wonderful opportunity to impact young lives with whatever your teaching passion is.

    Cons

    Many times the way programs are structured students don't get enough immersion into the music discipline to give them a better foundation.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring multiple instructors to form a music department that can provide a music track preparing students for future auditions and enterance exams.


  6. "Giant disorganized bureaucracy."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - High School English 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great kids, tons of diversity, one of the few jobs left with a pension.

    Cons

    Incompetent administrators at every level, over-emphasis on standardized testing.

    Advice to Management

    Have a 360 review process for principals.


  7. "Assistnt Principal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Principal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits and retirement plan

    Cons

    Lack of ethics among leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in hiring individuals as school leaders and to put in other managerial positions.


  8. "Not Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Teacher in Queens Village, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher in Queens Village, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Two Months off
    Okay Health Benefits
    All Goverment Holidays Off

    Cons

    Work becomes very monotonous


  9. "Parent teacher Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Billing Specialist in Forest Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Medical Billing Specialist in Forest Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help Parents to enrich their parental experience through workshops, networking, resourcing

    Cons

    No salary increases which can be discouraging for those who work so hard


  10. "Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Student in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Student in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot from the teachers, good at their jobs

    Cons

    A lot of homework to do, workload is stressful

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to kids


  11. "School Aide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Aide in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - School Aide in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Time off with pay

    Cons

    less seniority holds you back


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