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TNTP Employee Reviews about "50 hours"

Updated Jul 3, 2019

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TNTP CEO Dan Weisberg
Dan Weisberg
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "The flexibility to work from home is a perk(in 11 reviews)

  • "Working with uniformly great, hard-working and supportive people is motivating and makes the challenging work feel worth it(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be tough at times(in 25 reviews)

  • "They tell you in the interview that the average week is at least 50 hours(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Fine if you want flexibility but don’t care about advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the content of my work. I get to work with passionate, intelligent, skilled colleagues. I have met many people at TNTP who are extremely committed to their work and bring a wide variety of experiences and talents. My current manager is extremely supportive. Working from home is of course a luxury as well.

    Cons

    Insulting salaries, especially given the expectation that staff work 50 hours a week (come on - this isn’t just exploitative, it’s also at odds with management best practices). Nonexistent career growth unless you’re either lucky enough to be staffed on something high profile or a relentless self promoter. There are no promotion cycles. You’re lucky if a position a level above yours opens up at all, and if it does it almost always means you would have to switch to a different team that you don’t have the interest or expertise to work on. This rewards ruthless ambition and punishes loyalty and consistency. Diversity and inclusion is supposedly a priority but the (mostly white) leadership team makes constant missteps in this area, and nothing really seems to change. There is no accountability for bad managers, especially if they have done the politicking to get in good with people above them. Having a bad manager undermines your entire trajectory at TNTP because they have total control over your staffing and your evaluation.

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    TNTP2019-07-03
  2. "Job Review"

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    I have been working at TNTP

    Pros

    Virtual; job pays your internet and home phone

    Cons

    50+ hours per week; management quality varies

    TNTP2016-10-24
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Purposeful work but no time for yourself"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNTP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues, mission of the organization, professional growth, benefits.

    Cons

    Salary appears high but isn't when you take into account how much and how hard you work, work-life balance (they advertise 50 hour work week as the standard, when really it is 70+ hours per week), constant changes in upper level management and organizational priorities leads to chaos and lack of support on sites. Constant stress, inability to truly "unplug" after hours/on weekends/on vacation.

    TNTP2014-01-27
  4. Helpful (7)

    "You'll work long hours, but you'll feel like you've spent the time doing something worthwhile."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TNTP

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits. Opportunities for very interesting work, depending on the position. Tons of flexibility to work to your own schedule and style if you are lucky enough to have a flexible location position.

    Cons

    The working experience at TNTP really depends on the position and direct manager. Work-life balance really varies by position. Some positions basically require employees to sacrifice their personal lives entirely, while others are busy, but manageable. (They tell you in the interview that the average week is at least 50 hours. This is no joke.) The quality of management varies enormously. People seem to promoted to managerial positions on the basis of their ability to meet their goals; actual management skills are evidently expendable. My own managers have been along the spectrum of terrible to pretty good. The culture is intense, and more than a bit arrogant.

    TNTP2012-02-28
  5. Helpful (11)

    "Bunch of Type A Personalities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TNTP

    Pros

    Some very intelligent people work here and you will likely find at least a couple of people you wiill learn something new from.

    Cons

    The focus and goals of management seemed to shift on a monthly basis. The strict focus on ideas and future planning left little room for management to communicate basic guidelines. All employees have to work a 50 hour work week at a minimum. Yet they claim that they want employees to have a "work life balance".

    TNTP2012-01-06
  6. Helpful (5)

    "I have never worked with a more talented and dedicated group of people who are dedicated to making a difference for kids"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    I have been working at TNTP

    Pros

    TNTP is the most prestigious organization in the country working to ensure that poor and minority students get access to the most effective teachers. This organization is innovative and smart. TNTPers take tremendous pride in their work. They are a collegial group. Even top leadership is open and accessible and generous with their. This is an organization focused on human capital and they practice what they preach!

    Cons

    TNTP is not for everyone. People work on rigorous time lines and anywhere from a minimum of 50 hours to around 80 hours a week. You also work on multiple projects at a time and if you thought you were good in your previous role ... you will get to TNTP and know just how much better you can and need to get! TNTP is a place where people work hard and are continually pushed to get better.

    TNTP2011-05-12

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