Parsons the New School for Design Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 2020

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Pros
  • "great benefits, great people, great educations to faculties too(in 4 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Too many part time faculty, difficult to progress(in 6 reviews)

  • "Pay is low and hours are little, but it is OK for the student life(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the studio format, with my students making and critiquing of work. The class I taught was a graduate degree requirement, and I felt the project-based learning + lectures prepared them well for real-world design.

    Cons

    There was little to no leadership or mentoring of the teachers, I was only paid for in-class time, and had no budget for lecturers.

  2. "its ok"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    access to all the machine you want

    Cons

    sometimes students get very mean

  3. "Functional dysfunction"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Parsons recognizes talent and creates a home for complex interesting human

    Cons

    The management is chaotic and makes no sense - no one had any idea how decisions are made

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  4. "great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great people, great educations to faculties too.

    Cons

    barely think about it.

  5. "Great students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to teach great content and design.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of ways to get connected to other teachers or open positions.

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  6. "Experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Educative environment, collaborative and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    little payment, a lot of hours of working requirement

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  7. "Strategic designer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parsons the New School for Design part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well rounded in social science

    Cons

    Logistical challenges in New York City

  8. "Student assistant"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student Assistant 

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

    Pros

    good for working part time

    Cons

    I think the pay is low. It should match the living standard of New York

  9. "Rich soil for growth and network opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. "Teaching Assistant at the New School"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    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

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