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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good people; too much change and hard to feel like you're succeeding

    Sep 3, 2014 - Director in New York, NY
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    The people are amazing, very driven and invested in the organization's mission to help all students get a great education. The leadership is strong and they talk a good game on work-life balance and supporting staff development, but it's not always realized in practice. Many staff work from home, which I really appreciate, but just know that it can be isolating at times and also it's hard to stop working...ever. There are good opportunities for growth for some, but not all employees (even those who do well in their roles) because more senior staff do tend to stick around a long time and there doesn't seem to be a real focus on helping talented people transition to new roles outside their core experience area when there are no growth opportunities within their current departments.


    The organization has always been adaptive, but the pace of change over the past few years has been disorienting and at times demoralizing. Long hours are the norm and expected (they tell you 10+/hour days on hiring, but that can often be low) and it can be difficult to unplug. Given how hard we work and how much we care, it can be frustrating to feel like the organization keeps switching gears to keep up with market developments - it makes you feel like all that hard work has been wasted effort. It also feels like they are pushing into new areas of operation because they see needs and business development opportunities, but the expertise to deliver on those is not necessarily in place. The organization is in a really good place right now, but it's hard to predict how this is going to play out (which is why I rated neutral on organizational outlook and would not recommend the organization to a friend). TNTP has a a feedback-intensive culture, but it can be difficult to feel like you're succeeding because the focus is often on areas for growth. One year, I was incredibly worried about my performance (despite working 70-hour weeks for months at a stretch) because I got so much negative feedback. My annual performance review was mixed, saying that I'd met some but not all of my goals. And then I got a large bonus with a note indicating that I was among the very top employees that year. I almost quit multiple times because I felt like I was working so hard and still not succeeding. Don't get me wrong, the tangible bonus was great, but it would be nice if it was accompanied by encouraging words during the year so that I wasn't riddled with anxiety about my performance when I was apparently seen as doing exceptionally good work.

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    16 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Unstable, insecure, unproductive management culture

    Dec 25, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    There are teams and individuals working for this organization that perform their jobs because they truly believe they’re doing what’s right for kids. The experience gained from working with the org will prepare you for a life after TNTP that is more successful and productive than any day before. There are people in the Talent and Culture department who are supportive, helpful, and are looking out for the best interests of e,ployees at all levels.


    The feeling of job security that one would expect from performing at a high level and meeting proported expectations of ones manager are routinely robbed from hard working team members when it benefits their inadequate managers, and their are plenty of inadequate managers. Leaders at all levels are regularly unprofessional, and actively look for ways to shift blame to mismanaged staff members, or write glowing reports for well connected staff members. Depending upon who needs you out or who wants someone they can overwork for extended periods of time to get a job done at the lowest dollar (eg staff are regularly asked to complete work above their level of compensation to prove they’re worth the promotion, sometimes without ever being promoted) managers will ignore poor performance and punish whistleblowers. The contract multiple contract and matrix management systems encourage competition amongst leaders that makes TNTP an increasingly self-serving enitiy that has shown only marginal gains for students and a lot of headaches for districts. That would be fine if that resulted in positive financial gains or increased stability in their market share, but if you know anyone connected with the organization right now, you know that is not the case. The culture of inclusiveness that is touted is a gimmick. For certain groups working for TNTP, it is as bad or worse than ny private organization whose staff overwhelmingly comprises one demographic (and in education, it doesn’t take too many guesses to know which demo it is.)

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Mission-driven, brilliant people who are working to change the face of teaching

    May 21, 2014 - Partner 
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    The people are incredible and hard working. In addition, the organization values its employees and how hard they work day in and day out. It's also an extremely flexible working environment.


    Work life balance life balance life balance is a challenge with everyone working so hard to advance the mission. Other than that, it's a great place to work!

    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Long Hours but Great People that are Mission Motivated

    Oct 19, 2020 - Finance in Remote, OR
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    Smart hard working committed people


    Long hours they start with a standard 50 hour work week

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good colleagues, Terrible culture

    Sep 21, 2020 - Support Team 
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    The people you work with are great and hard working. They are committed to the mission and are incredibly smart. Remote work is a pro, but can also result in incredibly long work hours, which makes remote working not worth it.


    The executive team talks the talk on valuing employees, but does little. People in executive team roles do not have the right experience to properly lead in their role. Culture is incredibly toxic, full of blame, and most my colleagues want to leave to find new jobs, but don't have time to effectively look for a new job because of the demanding hours. Only work here if desperate - Especially if you work on a support team.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people and mission

    Jul 22, 2013 - Operations Associate in Brooklyn, NY
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    hard working and innovative staff


    Always looking for the next big thing. Work life balance is a challenge

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