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TNTP Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Working with uniformly great, hard-working and supportive people is motivating and makes the challenging work feel worth it" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Passionate, mission-driven culture" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance is a significant challenge" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Long hours are the norm and expected (they tell you 10" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Coach"

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    Current Employee - Leadership Coach in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Leadership Coach in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TNTP is an amazing place to work. I believe in the mission and the values of the organization. TNTP also allows you to work independently, but also with opportunities to collaborate with others.

    Cons

    TNTP works on a contract-to-contract basis. Unfortunately, the contract I am working on may expire at the end of the year.


  2. "Great Company, Still Working on Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNTP full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, great perks, important work

    Cons

    Work life balance is pretty non existent. Sure, you can leave in the middle of the day to go pick up your kids from school, as long as you're back online, killing yourself until 10 PM and back online at 5 or 6 AM

  3. Helpful (1)

    ""all or nothing""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNTP full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work, caring staff. We worked crazy hard long hours, but we really believed in what we were doing and it was clear every single employee cared about the work and was passionate - or at least deeply invested - in the mission. No one just clocked in/clocked out; it was not that kind of place.

    Cons

    long hours w mediocre pay, hierarchical structure, too many meetings, little personal flexibility/individuality. Folks here were a little cult-like in following the organization, and the people "at the top" seemed very pleased with themselves for reaching those ranks - like "you can get here too if you really drink the cool aid." because there was such a focus on mission and the "way," you didn't have any room for your own projects or to interpret the way you wanted to handle things your own way, which got frustarting at times. It was like "if you don't like how the bus is being driven, get off the bus."


  4. "Project Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TNTP full-time

    Pros

    The people
    Exciting, meaningful work
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Hours at times
    Variation across team cultures

    Advice to Management

    Keep salaries competitive and compensate long-term employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Partner"

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    Former Employee - Partner
    Former Employee - Partner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Truly outstanding colleagues - brilliant, mission-oriented, kind, hard-working people; I made amazing, life-long friends at TNTP
    - Culture that values effective management - I learned how to be a great manager by working under amazing managers. The talent management system is effective, transparent, and fair.
    - Exposure to national education landscape - Working at TNTP gives you breadth of perspective and you see how education issues manifest across regions and districts

    Cons

    - Virtual culture - I enjoyed working remotely, but onboarding and building friendships takes longer outside a traditional office
    - Travel - Most roles at TNTP require a fair amount of travel, and that can be tough for some folks


  6. "Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TNTP full-time

    Pros

    good people, smart organization, important work

    Cons

    work life balance is a significant challenge


  7. "This is a fabulous place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Project Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TNTP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, Mission, Flexibility, Impact, national education reform

    Cons

    Worksite vary - some people work virtually and others are embedded in school districts.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Motivated and talented staff; murky mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TNTP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Incredibly motivated staff from top to bottom; they work hard but also smartly
    - Opportunities to take on new work and learn quickly
    - Sincere desire for staff to have excellent experiences at work and commitment of resources towards conscious inclusion and open communication

    Cons

    - Experience can be very manager specific; not all managers (direct or indirect) are effective at advocating for staff and setting them up for success, even if they themselves are effective at their jobs
    - Organization has been at a turning point for years and mission feels murky to all but those in leadership


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Talks the talk, does not walk the walk"

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

    I worked at TNTP full-time

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Working from home could be an option

    Cons

    Talks a lot about diversity, equity and inclusion but does not practice what it preaches in the workplace. Some people are valued more than others and it will show come promotion time. If you're not a certain type of person, you will not advance, regardless of your performance. Internal survey results of the last 2 years show this but management is more concerned about trying to fool its employees into thinking they're doing something about it when they're actually not. Most employees can see right through this which is why the same issue comes up survey after survey. It is no wonder so many people have left in the last year; TNTP is on a serious decline.

    Advice to Management

    Provide real opportunities for your employees to grow and advance within the organization.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TNTP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super strong work product, alot of content expertise across the org, produces really strong work for education clients

    Cons

    Work can be scattered across many contracts at all times, easy to get put on work that doesn't interest you, the typical challenges that come with working virtually


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