New School Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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3.6
50%
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43%
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New School President David E. Van Zandt
David E. Van Zandt
132 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, flexible work schedule(in 18 reviews)

  • "Diversity, inclusiveness, colleagues dedicated to their work, work-life balance(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, scrappy, doesn't practice what they teach(in 20 reviews)

  • "86% of the institution is part time faculty, so the institution runs on the backs of low paid faculty(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Very positive"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mentor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New School part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Grow your community and work while in class

    Cons

    The pay could be higher

  2. "Great"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Housing Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at New School part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Lots of clerical work involved


  3. COVID-19

    "Damn"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peer Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New School part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great group of people to be around everyday, never had a more uplifting and happy work environment.

    Cons

    Was fired during COVID-19, told I’d be rehired and was never contacted again after they asked for my raw graphic files after I was let go.

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  4. COVID-19

    "Overall A+. Covid tossed an unexpected curveball into the mix, which is the only reason I’m no longer working for TNS."

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New School full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and work life balance. Never have to worry about working off the clock, or the all-too-familiar situations faced in many other companies with the “big boss” or “higher ups” stopping by your office—truly felt like everyone was a team player regardless of seniority and/or title. Great opportunities for upward mobility and branching out into new roles/challenges with the full support of your supervisor(s) and/or team. Majority of leadership has an impressive number of years under their belt working there, which speaks volumes.

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive. Typical headaches with running into delays stemming from typical bureaucratic red tape.

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  5. "Great People, Great Manager"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Lab Aide 

    I worked at New School part-time

    Pros

    I loved working here, would work again.

    Cons

    I have no cons, great place to work, good management.

  6. COVID-19

    "Failed Their Employees During the Pandemic"

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New School full-time

    Pros

    A smart and enthusiastic group of co-workers. Sometimes compelling work.

    Cons

    Laid off more than 120 people in the middle of a pandemic with no transparency. The administration gives lip service to its mission statement of social justice and inclusion but the reality is that they rarely practice what they preach.

  7. "Student Worker, Student Disability Services"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at New School part-time

    Pros

    Fantastic bosses and work done in Student Disability Services.

    Cons

    School badly organized and SDS vastly underfunded.

  8. "Pretty Great"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Community Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New School part-time

    Pros

    Work in the building you live in, meet many other students/residents, great environment, understanding schedule

    Cons

    Difficult residents, a lot of mail

  9. "decent job decent pay"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    not too many hours for decent money while getting a graduate degree

    Cons

    There aren't any cons really.

  10. "Great benefits and great coworkers"

    4.0
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at New School full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Great coworkers Location Fun Liberal This is just filler because this website is annoying

    Cons

    The only con is the low pay

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