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New York City Department of Education Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Vacation during the summer is the best.

    Cons

    It’s a lot more work than expected.


  2. "Substitute Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours are the same as the kids. Plus holidays.

    Cons

    Difficult Children can sometimes take a toll

  3. "Teaching"

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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

    Depending on the school independence and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Depending on the school it can be rigid.


  4. "Only numbers matter"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with kids

    Cons

    Dictator style management. Harsh punishments for any mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees mean happy clients.


  5. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can choose to have summers off

    Cons

    Too much work and no appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your teachers


  6. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional 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

    Good hours, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    No current cons as of now.


  7. "Paraprofessional"

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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

    City employed, good benefits and paid summers

    Cons

    crowded classrooms due to limited space and loud environment

  8. "Classroom 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security and pension plan.

    Cons

    It's almost impossible to meet the expectations the DOE has of teachers while having enough time to parent your own children.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been really lucky to work at a good school. I have also had the pleasure of working alongside some of the most dedicated teachers and administrators. The English department has been incredibly supportive of each other. I especially enjoy teaching most of my students. They love discussing good books and writing personal narratives. They are supportive of each other and follow school rules. Most of our students, 85%, graduate. Most of the teachers really care about the kids and the kids know it. There is close communication with parents, which is really important. Overall, the school is good.

    Cons

    Over the course of the last four years, the DOE has been making sure all of our classes are filled to capacity. This means that on a daily basis, there will be at least 33 kids in each room and there will be absolutely no free rooms. This has resulted in over crowded classrooms and hallways. There are classes being taught everywhere - the cafeteria, the auditorium and the library. There is no extra room to work with a small group. If you do want to work with a small group of students, you have to do so in a noisy common area. Although the building is relatively new, it has not been maintained well. The stairwell is extremely dirty and things are falling apart. The heat is blasted on random days. In the winter it feels like 90 degrees in the classrooms. On the days it is not working, we are all freezing. No one knows how to regulate the temperature so that it stays at 72 degrees. We are either freezing or sweating. There is also not enough money for computers. When I do a computer cart, I cannot rely on the wifi. A whole period will be wasted trying to get on line. The DOE also doesn't care if we do not have specific programs to meet a student's needs when we get him/her. The student may not speak a work of English, and even though we do not have any bilingual classes, we are told we must accommodate them.

    Advice to Management

    The administrators are great. It is not their fault that we have an overcrowding problem, If your school becomes successful, they will make it so overcrowded, that it will eventually fail. This has to stop. They have to stop stretching good schools to the breaking point.


  10. "Working for the Department of Education"

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    Current Employee - Guidance Counselor in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Guidance Counselor in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good paying. Rewarding work. Great students.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Poor leadership. Oppressive to students.

    Advice to Management

    Re-organize this system. Ask teachers and students what they think will help.


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