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Great place to learn the culture
Health Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 12, 2018
It is a great place to showcase your talents and a great place to experience working with kids. A lot can be changed, starting with upper management..
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Working at harlems childrens zone
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 10, 2018
typical day at work was either being at the front desk or switching floors. management was alright. the workplace culture was very diverse. there was nothing hard about my job.
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great
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 3, 2018
good environment to work at. food is great, they they are very hands on, and well rounded company. I enjoyed my job only issue is there's no full time positions
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The work place was calm and quiet.
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  1916 Park Ave, New York, NY 10037October 3, 2018
The job is fast paced but easy to manage. I learned how to answer calls and direct to the manager. The workplace is clean and quiet. I would highly recommend doing this internship again.
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Productive and fun place to work with kids
teacher aides (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 3, 2018
Good job. Easy people to get along with, Managers are very reasonable and are able to help you out with any problem that you have. If you want to get into working with kids then HCZ could be the place to start.
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This was a school & after school program.
Student (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 3, 2018
I attended Harlem children zone since kindergarten until the beginning of 11th grade. Over all the school was great as we got to about 7th we started getting paid for going to after school. So that was great.
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Okay, as a stepping stone
English Teacher (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 21, 2018
Ok, place to work as a steppingstone to our overall career goals. The environment was stressful because you never knew if you were next to get fired. It always felt like you were next on the chopping block.
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High turn over rate
Program aide (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 17, 2018
Many people leave this organization because of various reasons. If you are fresh out of college or you don't have any experience working with children, this job is for you. If you are skilled and have the credentials to match, they will take advantage of you. Working with the children from HCZ is an experience depending on you. Career advancement is based on favoritism.
Pros
working with children can be fun
Cons
everything else
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Fun place great kids
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  Harlem, NYSeptember 17, 2018
Fast placed job. loving the kids are the reason why you come to work. the children are amazing and you become family with staff. it is an amazing place to work.
Pros
Free Breakfast an Lunch
Cons
Salary
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I worked with Harlem Children Zone. Cleaning , photography, and cooking.
Internship (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 14, 2018
A typical day at Harlem Children Zone was to monitor students and clean up the offices in the building. I learned to strip wax and polish using company equipment. I also was allowed to use the kitchen area along with a group of other employees and a employer.
Pros
I learned to clean and cook. Management was helpful with aiding students in learning.
Cons
I have none.
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The place is ran like a prison....no doubt
Teacher (Former Employee) –  125thSeptember 10, 2018
One of the worst places to work....management, students and culture is an overall negative challenge....no training, no individual conferences, only when something goes wrong....highest staff turnover i ever seen in my professional career. If you are a professional-teacher or administrator, this not a place for you. The students are entitled, low performing and prone to argumentative behavior and violence if allowed to escalate. The spirit and vibe of the school is wack, the principals are not season and poor communicator.....if you get fired, leave or have another job....you are in a privilege position.....during site visits (when guess arrive...to be shook down for donation)....the student and teachers are forced to be quite and act like a serene model setting...when the guess leave....back to the zoo like atmosphere....the place, the students. Parents, teacher, administrator is joke....
Pros
Public transportstion, school lunch
Cons
Too many to list.
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My time at Harlem Children's Zone was extremely satisfying
Program Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 6, 2018
The mission drove the work and most employees have have a "whatever it takes" attitude to the work they're doing. The hours are long, but it is quite fulfilling
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A charter school with mutiple locations.
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 6, 2018
A charter school with mutiple locations. Working with children of all ages and backgrounds. Work environment is absolutely assume. Great coworkers and children to work around.
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Needs Consistency
Creative Arts Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 31, 2018
The culture differs from site to site. The site I worked at had a chaotic environment. Ideas from staff on improvement were encouraged but nothing was consistent long enough to affect real change. Staff turn over is very high and disconcerting.
Pros
Lots of trips, Management continues to try new things.
Cons
Lack of consistency causes student's lack of security and trust in staff.
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Unprofessional workplace
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 29, 2018
Co workers are very unprofessional in the way they talk in the workplace. CEO doesn't care about anything but the "Mission statement". Some sites have no hierarchy and moving up the ladder is basically impossible unless you know someone that can get you there. Job is only good for a paycheck and I wouldn't have my kid attend the school. The only thing the school cares about is the money, teachers are forced to work with kids that need round the clock supervision or a para instead of them being in a class with kids like them. Most of the long tenured employees have a sense of entitlement about them and feel like they've accomplished a lot more than a millennial ever would and it shows in the way they communicate with you.
Pros
Work hrs
Cons
Everything else including the pay, it isn't competitive
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Productive Organized
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 14, 2018
Mission oriented/goal driven
Positive work ethic
Community-based
Effective pipeline

Supportive to the community
Assist families from babies to adulthood
Provides support and advocacy ongoing
Establish community ties
Pros
Employee Cul
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Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Harlem, NYAugust 14, 2018
Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; giving instructions. Maintains security by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges. Microsoft office , filing paper , invoices , checks ,
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Program Aide (Current Employee) –  127thAugust 12, 2018
Work is frustrating when you are a hard dedicated worker. My co works come late then work maybe an hour or 2 then go to lunch. They are on the phone whole time they are there or eating.
Pros
The students get many benefits
Cons
short Hrs, Lazy co workers
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Great work environment
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 3, 2018
The company has good management team. They take care of their employees but advancement takes a long time and they have a lot of activities for the kids and they have a lot of benefits for employees
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time management skills and teamwork
Volunteer/Participant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 16, 2018
Halrem children zone was a good place to meet people and network. They provided a lot of helpful skills to having a future job and what needs to be done to be successful.
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