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3.6 64 reviews

63% Approve of the CEO

New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Great job security and benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • the police department has great benefits packages (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Quotas, micromanagement, low pay, job retaliation (in 3 reviews)

  • Mandatory ordered work at any time regardless of your family life and without any advanced notice (in 3 reviews)

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    It was great when I came on...now? Not so much

    Police Officer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBenefits and a recession-proof position

    ConsNo family life, always looking over your shoulder, no pension

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your cops!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Police Sergeant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat benifits, intresting, demanding, rewarding work. 20 year pension

    ConsIncompetent management, terrible facilities to work in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate the captains exam.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience, would NOT do it over

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExcellent benefits and pension. Was 20 and out, now I understand its 22 1/2 and out. you can still retire before the age of 50! Great place to BEGIN a Law enforcement career.

    ConsOnly join the NYPD if you want to write summons and be treated like a child by "Supervisors" and disrespected by the community. There is very little "Law Enforcement" unless you want to risk your career and life in narcotics.

    Advice to Senior Managementif you have not worked in a busy house, respect those who do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Work/Life Balace

    Police Officer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPromotion by exam
    Excellent Benefits
    Possibility to make as much overtime as you'd like
    Everyday is different, no such thing as routine

    ConsPoor work/life balance
    You can be forced to work overtime on your days off with little notice
    Hours can be changed on a whim without regard to your personal life/family situation

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is doing a fine job. Running an organization as large as the NYPD is a difficult tasks and the cons that I have listed are somewhat of a necessary evil.

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    fustrating

    Sergeant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosjob security, health care, pension

    Conslack of support, constant questioning decisions made

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat people the way you want to be treated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Civilians are treated very badly

    Provisional Police Administrative Aid (Former Employee) Flushing, NY

    ProsRegular officers treat civilians very well, the higher up you go in the food chain the worst you are treated. DC37 is a joke when it comes to protecting your rights.

    ConsDefinite racial differences, it is sad that it took working here to be treated badly based on my race.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCivilians are just as important as the Uniformed members of the department.

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    NYPD could be better.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    Pros-Benefits are pretty good here
    -Promotion opportunity is not bad if you study

    ConsEverything else relating to a job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your officers. They see it all, and could help you- ALOT!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    what about moral?

    Sergeant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosthe police department has great benefits packages.the also have ample overtime.another bonus is that they count you military time toward your pension and have a 20 yr retirement. after this you can move on to another career if you chose to.

    ConsThe nypd has a disrespectful chain of command. aside from that, your tours of duty can be changed and you can be assigned a work location without notice.This means that you can work in staten island on monday and when you report for duty on tuesday, they can notify you that you no longer work there and you must report to staten island for future tours of duty.apart from constantly disrespected,the pay is terrible. the pay is terrible and then they tell you trhat you can't live out of new york city, rockland, suffolk westchester,orange and nassau counties. how can you afford to live comfortably in either of these places on you tiny salary. ok so your command gives you a hard time, now you have to worry about the public and get a hard time from them too.neither of the two care about your family. i guess if they wanted you to have a family, they would have given you one!

    Advice to Senior Managementmutual respect for all members of the service. better pay. boost moral. appreciation of family

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No life

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay is excellent, tons of OT

    ConsAbsolutely no life outside of work

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a decision

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No growth unless uniformed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosi guess telling people you work for the police department

    Consalmost everything about the job

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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