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New York City Department of Education Reviews

Updated Jan 8, 2020

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New York City Department of Education Chancellor 	Carmen Farina (no image)
Carmen Farina
574 Ratings
  1. "Tough place to work"

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    Current Employee - Teaching in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady work Good benefits Pension You can feel like you are helping people (to a point)

    Cons

    Immoral people working in schools Poor working conditions Incompetent people in HR Teachers and coaches blamed for things that are out of their control

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to put the responsibility of parents on teachers. This needs to be a two way street with support and respect from both sides. Offer parenting classes.

    New York City Department of Education2017-05-08
  2. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and potential for growth.

    Cons

    Red tape, bad HR department.

    New York City Department of Education2017-04-20
  3. "No job security anymore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The children, good benefits, summers off.

    Cons

    No job security, unrealistic expectation, you bring home a lot of paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Treat teachers with respect. Honor your work.

    New York City Department of Education2017-05-05
  4. "OK Job, somewhat soulless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    got paid well. good benefits.

    Cons

    Political Appointments, Changing Priorities. I worked in a different boro then my boss, made communication hard

    New York City Department of Education2017-03-15
  5. "NYC public schools"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

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

    New York City Department of Education2017-03-04
  6. "How it is at the top, is how it is at the bottom!"

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    Current Employee - School Secretary 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Summers off with pay for certain positions (teachers, secretaries, etc), short work day, good benefits especially the pension + 401k (7% guaranteed on a money market!!), opportunity to help students, can move around boroughs if you want, great coworkers if you happen to work with like-minded team work inclined people

    Cons

    Lack of clarity, expectations, accountability and training. Trickles down from the top. Lots and lots of nepotism, which wouldn't be so bad if the people did their damn jobs. You need to be efficient and a self-starter , be an asset. Make connections and keep your eyes out for positions. If you've got a good work ethic you'll be great. Just ignore the politics, back-biting, drama (and there's lots and lots and lots of it!!) and don't get caught up. Principals have a lot of power and think it's absolute. Lots and lots of budgetary waste, furniture and books (!) discarded and unused. Incredible confusion at all levels, way too top heavy. Lots of ill-thought out, last minute initiatives which creates madness the length of the chain.

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    Advice to Management

    Emphasize the ethics of the job, especially for principals : the work force is not their personal labor pool. Provide administrators with resources for training, policies and procedures for smooth work flows. Hold workers accountable for their jobs and attendance. More socio-economic along with academic resources for the kids. Need better pay for certain titles. Stop overloading efficient workers. Hire people with teaching backgrounds for senior positions.

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    New York City Department of Education2017-02-05
  7. "Computer Technology Specialist"

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    Current Employee - School Computer Tech Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits such as healthcare Job security. Having the opportunity to work with students with technology. Having the opportunity to show leadership.

    Cons

    Too many bureaucracy, way too much. little pay for a lot of work Wearing too many hats Lack of support from the administration Many users can be very impatient and will request technology equipment at the very last second.

    New York City Department of Education2016-12-07
  8. "A review"

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    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -The give you good benefits. -Schedule is good.

    Cons

    -For certain positions, it's very hard to grow. -The pay isn't that good, and it's hard to get a "good" raise.

    New York City Department of Education2016-11-16
  9. "Family Paraprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Education full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits with paid holidays and paid summer vacations. You get paid again if you work the whole summer vacation. Now you have two checks. If you retire with them, you can come back and work again for them. Grants and Scholarships are available to continue an education with plenty of room for growth. If you love children this is the best agency to work for.

    Cons

    First you have to get your foot in the door with the new policy that allows the Principals to hire instead of the Human Resources Administration. The Principals now have the power to hire and fire. Some Principals have been bias and firing minorities and hiring friends and relatives.

    Advice to Management

    Put back the hiring and firing process into the hands of the Human Resources Administration where it belongs.

    New York City Department of Education2016-10-21
  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great vacation. Daily schedule is great if you have kids in school.

    Cons

    The creative freedom is very limited. Teacher evaluations are demoralizing-- not helpful for professional growth at all.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink schooling for students and for teachers.

    New York City Department of Education2016-09-17
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