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Teachers College Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2019

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Found 110 reviews

3.5
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57%
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49%
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Teachers College CEO Susan H. Fuhrman
Susan H. Fuhrman
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "Faculty are nice, working environment is friendly(in 7 reviews)

  • "It's great to be a part of the TC Community as both a student and employee(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor salary, could not increase hours to full time(in 4 reviews)

  • "Very very low pay compared to other Columbia Schools(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

      I have been working at Teachers College full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Perfect place to work.

      Cons

      Micromanagement , no office space, no bonuses and no development

      Advice to Management

      No advice

      Teachers College2018-12-05
    • "Ok job"

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      Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Teachers College part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good working environment . Good work life balance

      Cons

      Low paid. Bad office politics between departments

      Teachers College2019-06-07
    • "Good student opportunity"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Assistant 
      Recommends

      I worked at Teachers College part-time

      Pros

      It's great to be a part of the TC Community as both a student and employee. It helps to see the inner working of the school and understand why things happen the way they do.

      Cons

      It would have been nice to have some more opportunities for working within my academic department.

      Teachers College2019-04-03
    • "good place to start professional work"

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        Former Employee - Program Manager 

        I worked at Teachers College full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        great coworkers and good benefits

        Cons

        no overpay, barely a pay raise

        Teachers College2019-04-14
      • "Great work environment and culture"

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        Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Teachers College full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        - Great people - Good benefits - Slow pace

        Cons

        - Salary could be more competitive

        Advice to Management

        Listen to new talent more often

        Teachers College2019-02-08
      • "Unloyal"

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

        I worked at Teachers College full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Decent pay for work expected

        Cons

        Terrible Leadership at all levels

        Advice to Management

        Train Leadership

        Teachers College2019-02-17
      • "Teacher assistance"

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        Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Jamaica, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Teachers College for more than a year

        Pros

        Love being around children and being great leader

        Cons

        Helping children with homework and challenging them thew there work

        Advice to Management

        I'm very responsible

        Teachers College2018-11-16
      • "data analyst"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Teachers College

          Pros

          good learning opportunities, and staff are super friendly, good working environment

          Cons

          I would say nothing to complain

          Teachers College2018-10-16
        • Helpful (2)

          "It all depends on your program and/or department...."

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

          I worked at Teachers College full-time

          Pros

          Smart people work here. If you are working within an academic program, you'll be surrounded by interesting folks.

          Cons

          It's a shark tank sometimes. Lots of nicey-nice smiles and friendliness, but it's not uncommon for there to be talking behind, and stabbing in, the back. Tenured faculty are ego-driven and often too busy to pay attention to their administrative responsibilities, which then get loaded onto full-time instructors. Advice: don't talk trash about *anybody* because it always ends up biting you. Also, always remember that HR's...

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          Teachers College2018-09-10
        • Helpful (2)

          "Unsupportive Work Environment"

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          Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Teachers College full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Nice office space. Low-level staff are really great.

          Cons

          The highest levels are aware of ethical abuses among researchers, not to mention the abuse of students and staff members and did nothing to address.

          Advice to Management

          Believe your staff. Get rid of faculty who are well-known abusers

          Teachers College2018-09-20
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