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Pros
  • "The model office was well run, the classes taught by really good teachers and the work environment was good(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great students and peers around you(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you are looking for full time, they work you ragged(in 6 reviews)

  • "Actually, the job is one of the Best Jobs on Campus and the lack of Health Insurance is a bummer(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Rich soil for growth and network opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Fashion Marketing Student 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Parsons the New School for Design full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many professors implement real-time problems and solutions facing the industry in lessons which better prepares us for innovative thought processes.

    Cons

    It is just so expensive.

    Parsons the New School for Design2019-03-10
  2. "Teaching Assistant at the New School"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Parsons the New School for Design part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being in touch with a lot of very talented and thought-full students and professors

    Cons

    Exhausting schedule in combination with being a full time student

    Parsons the New School for Design2019-03-03
  3. "Solid place to work"

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    Current Employee - Program Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Parsons the New School for Design full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive, flexible, creative place to work. Very good work life balance, not very challenging work.

    Cons

    Unless you are mid level, very little room to grow.

    Parsons the New School for Design2019-02-08
  4. "A good design school"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Parsons the New School for Design full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We learn a lot about design thinking there and we have freedom.

    Cons

    The tuition is really high.

    Parsons the New School for Design2019-01-04
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    "Unmotivated students, unsupportive environment"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Parsons the New School for Design part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It barely pays the bills

    Cons

    They expect basically full-time work for almost no renumeration, despite the fact that almost all of their academic adjunct factually have PhD's. The school is also always on the side of its "accounts" (which is what it calls students) and will do anything to keep them enrolled even if they fail their classes

    Advice to Management

    Stop running this university like a business and start running it like a university

    Parsons the New School for Design2019-01-02
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    "Shifting Sands"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Parsons the New School for Design full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The students are very talented, and teaching there pushes you to know more and be better. The faculty colleagues are friendly if it fits into their agenda as everyone is working on protecting their own interest. Some research monies are starting to show up so you can boost your income and project work, global travel is great and connections as it's the top school in the US. Great for connections, boosting resume, learning...

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    Cons

    You can fall in and out of favor real quickly and if you fall out of favor, watch out. You will be on the chopping block pretty fast. If you are looking for full time, they work you ragged. Nothing is ever enough and you won't get a raise as a full timer. Be prepared to commit your blood and entire life to the place. Part timers usually don't last more than 3 years as that's the time they have to offer you a contract.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and offer trust to all employees, not just the favored ones.

    Parsons the New School for Design2018-11-14
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    "Senior Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Parsons the New School for Design full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great community. Tuition reimbursements, excellent time off (i.e. Xmas to NY's closed)

    Cons

    Understaffed, heavy volume of work, handle multiple jobs at a time, leadership changes constantly, poor morale

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people....stop being a tuition driven school. Care about your national ranking.

    Parsons the New School for Design2018-11-07
  8. "good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Parsons the New School for Design part-time

      Pros

      easy first job for students

      Cons

      customer service always annoying anywhere

      Parsons the New School for Design2018-10-11
    • "Adjunct Professor"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Parsons the New School for Design full-time

      Pros

      Great students and peers around you

      Cons

      Limited equipment and resources for tech class

      Parsons the New School for Design2018-10-18
    • "Part Time Faculty"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

        I have been working at Parsons the New School for Design part-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Love the curriculum, and the students are generally smart and engaged.

        Cons

        Politics Structure of some New School buildings make accessing certain rooms and floors really inconvenient Not great support from program directors

        Parsons the New School for Design2018-09-23
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