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Teachers College Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Human day-to-day work environment is good (in 5 reviews)

  • They paid me fairly well for higher education and had great benefits overall with decent time-off (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Maybe this is due to the low pay others have outlined on this site, but if that's the case, what could all of this tuition money be going to (in 4 reviews)

  • Full time faculty run the college (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Community"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inclusive, Diverse, Warm campus community

    Cons

    There are not any cons that I can recall, everyone is really wonderful

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work of cultivating such a caring and great environment!


  2. "Senior Staff Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, constructive workplace, lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Some HR systems are woefully inefficient and out of date

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience but low pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teachers College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience
    Get to teach at an Ivy League university
    Learn a lot
    Make many, many friends and contacts
    Get great recommendations
    Have freedom to work when you want, but have to follow deadlines

    Cons

    Very very low pay compared to other Columbia Schools

    Advice to Management

    Please get more funding to be able to pay people for their skills and talent. This is poverty wages.


  4. "hr"

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    Former Employee - Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Professional in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teachers College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits hard working employees and they deserve better leadership. really appreciate the opportunity to work their

    Cons

    hr is horrible and it starts at the top. they need better management and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the snake at the top


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Full Time Staff in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office I work in has a great team work attitude. Everyone in the immediate office works well together and for the most part we all get along (office of about 10-16 staff members). Our office supervisor works hard and has a GREAT attitude and never micro manages. LOVE LOVE LOVE my office. They are always encouraging us to find professional development opportunities and have always supported those opportunities.

    Cons

    Full time faculty run the college. They can do whatever they want and say whatever they want to get what they want without any constraints. Executive leadership needs to hold them accountable so FT faculty will STOP treating other staff members like crap. Many of them have terrible attitudes.

    Many offices/departments have "baby" attitudes.

    Advice to Management

    Hold FT faculty accountable of how they treat other staff members and their colleagues. It will do the entire college a lot better especially at an operational stand point. It is very UNPROFESSIONAL the way some of them speak to others. It's unnecessary. "Treat others as you would want to be treated."


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Where is the mission statement?"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to free or discounted professional development resources, available online or in-person; opportunity to take classes via tuition exemption; library resources

    Cons

    Terrible pay; operational inefficiency across all administrative departments; non-existent team/institutional moral; lack of direction and support; the institution is profit-driven and completely removed from student interest and concern


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for professional and personal growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional environment, excellent balance of work and home life

    Cons

    Slow and unclear administrative processes with other resource offices

  8. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teachers College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My advisor is doing a great job finding ways to employ me.

    Cons

    Teachers College does not like to pay well


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Teachers College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Personalized work. Independent projects.

    Cons

    High level of bureaucracy hinders pay, answers to critical questions, etc.


  10. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Ckerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Ckerk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse atmosphere, welcoming staff, great employee benefits. Teachers College has displayed an excellent commitment to work place diversity, unlike any other position I have experienced.

    Cons

    I don't really have any thing negative to say about my position. However, as a union member there is currently an on going battle between union and administration.


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