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Updated March 31, 2017
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  1. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Academic Assistant in Astoria, NY
    Current Employee - Academic Assistant in Astoria, NY

    I have been working at Rennert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff and teachers are very friendly

    Cons

    Small organization so no much room to grow


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too many Vice Presidents for a failing business"

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

    I have been working at Rennert part-time

    Pros

    Great students and teachers and professional development workshops for teachers

    Cons

    Business has been failing miserably for the past two years. Wage freeze for teachers, but there are four or five Vice Presidents, so it's a top-heavy business. More than one of the VPs has "sales and marketing" in their job title, but the number of students just keeps decreasing. Poor access to technology in the classroom.

    Advice to Management

    Stop underpaying your teachers

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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

    I worked at Rennert part-time

    Pros

    talkative students, friendly atmosphere and co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay, no chance for growth, no benefits, disorganized VPs.


  4. "Program Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    Disorganization and miscommunication at times.


  5. "Great people, poor benefits"

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    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working there! The staff and the students made Rennert a great place to work at. It's also a good place to begin your career as an ESL teacher with little to no experience. I learned so much from other teachers who had been teaching there for quite a while— and the work environment was lively and fun.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits and no room for growth. There was a lot of paperwork yet the pay wasn't very good, which is why many employees didn't stick around for very long.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better pay to your employees and listen to their ideas and concerns!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rennert (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people who truly love and believe in the work that they do. A great first job for a career in international education.

    Good work/life balance. Tell them what you need, and they will help you achieve that time or schedule.

    Cons

    ExecVP is a micromanager to the point where very little can get done. The smallest details down to choice of copier paper, font type or book selection have to go through her. She has excellent insight, but creates a huge bottleneck that can delay projects for a long time, sometimes years.

    2014/2015 was not a great financial year for Rennert. The company had a small layoff in 2015, but the cascading departure of a large number of the staff (many who have been here for years) really decimated the company, and left it a husk of its former operating capacity.

    Wages are very low, especially for young women. Great place to work, but Rennert is unable to pay livable wages at low levels. Most haven't had raises in many years.

    CEO is nice but very out of touch with staff and day to day workings of the company. Worked there many years, and he never really knew anyone's name outside of executive staff.

    Advice to Management

    Delgate and trust your staff to do quality work to further Rennert's mission and bottom line. Trust your employees and provide clear and transparent information on the current state of affairs at Rennert, and your employees won't distrust you and jumpship.


  7. "1 year max"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rennert full-time

    Pros

    The people at Rennert are great and fun to work with. It's a good place for teachers/staff coming from or going abroad. Almost everyone has lived in another country.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Micro-managers. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask for feedback if you aren't going to actually listen/implement any changes. Pay your staff what they're worth and you won't have such high turnover.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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

    Pros

    Good environment and co-workers

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow at all


  9. "Rennert International"

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    Former Employee - Director of Studies, Foreign Language Programs in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Studies, Foreign Language Programs in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Rennert full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent directors and congenial co-workers. You are equipped with two computers and everything else you need to do your job well. The greatest advantage is that you learn a lot, and the new skills can help you succeed at your next job. Another advantage is that you have a good deal of autonomy. No one stands over you and tells you exactly how to go about each task. In my case, in fact, my supervisor's office was in a different building and she came around only occasionally. You have decent health insurance, professional development opportunities, and you can take language courses free. There are two big parties a year and a few breakfasts and cocktail events. It's a very human place to work. I was treated well there and am still friends with some of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    The two biggest cons are the pay scale and the workload. It's a small company with below average salaries. You are responsible for doing your job well, and that often means putting in many more hours per week than you are actually paid for. (You may get a bonus at the end of the year, however.) If you are not willing to work hard, sometimes very hard, you shouldn't accept a job at Rennert. People do get fired there, and once you have received a warning, you will be severely scrutinized.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Environment is very friendly and relaxed. Co-workers are fun to be around. There's no micromanaging, which is good.

    Cons

    No raises, no opportunity for growth, no stability, and absolutely NO advanced notice when being laid off, not even a day's notice.

    Advice to Management

    Advice: Show appreciation for your employees because they are the ones who keep you in business.


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