New York Police Department Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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New York Police Department Commisioner William J. Bratton
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Pros
  • Great job security and benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • the police department has great benefits packages (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing to really complain about it was a great experience for me (in 2 reviews)

  • There are no negative aspects of the NYPD worth mentioning (in 5 reviews)

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  1. security guard

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Brooklyn, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time

    Pros

    The love of work independent paying bills on time and more experience with people

    Cons

    The downsides is not knowing when the boss wants to let you go because he just waiting for. Of time when you finish and your complete doing what he wants to do he or she Henderson sorry we can keep you have to let to go

    Advice to Management

    Take the person who needs a job or not the one that you think once the job because you see that up a fully dressed in somewhere I'm


  2. Helpful (1)

    Police Administrative Aide

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York Police Department (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You have an opportunity to help the Community. As well as make lasting friendships with so great people. Uniformed Officers of all ranks as well as other Civilian members of all ranks. The benefits are great though.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the Civilian staff. No cash over time for Civilians in all Departments. Not enough civilian staff to carry work load. For The amount of work and stress involved with bring a Civilian member of the Department. The pay rate is so low, it's extremely hard to make ends meet. Work in some very dirty facilities. Held in contracts that you will die before you can collect on your pension. If you do reach a pension able age of 62. You've worked well over the 25 year mark. The amount of your pension will not be enough to live off of. Most civilians work 30 to 40+ years in order to reach the age requirement to receive their pensions without penalty. Which is 27% of a $30,000. Salary. Civilians can't even see what their pension payout will be unless they are at least 55 years old. 62 years old is too old to have to find work because The pension you've worked for can't possibly sustain an individual even with social security.

    Advice to Management

    Abolish the 62/5 contract and the 25/55 contract. Make it across the board 20 years and out. That way Civilians will still be viable enough to physically find other work beyond retirement. Which they will definitely need. The highest ranking clerical Civilian makes $50,000+ annually. There are very few openings for this title. Some should not be in this title. Some are jaded by mistreatment that has gone checked but no follow through that benefits the Civilian staff, or correct the problems. A Better Union is needed. Stress pay is needed. Overtime pay in cash that is pension able is needed. Healthier work places are needed for both Civilian and Uniformed members. Base salary for the Civilian members should be $45,000. We work in the same buildings as uniformed members it is very dangerous. If something breaks out. We civilians can't help like the uniformed members, but we will get hurt just like the uniformed members. We take pride in our jobs. Some of us would do more. Since we are the ones with whom the public sees and talks to to make reports in the Commands, We should be utilized to also defuse some of the minor situations that arise outside of the commands we work. Train the PAA, SPAA, PRAA to be Peace officers in negotiations and physical defense. So that we are more of a help to the Department. Without guns. Use us in Community work relations with the Police Dept. That way a higher salary will be justified in your eyes. Some Civilians won't be able to do it, but those that are willing should be given the opportunity. This will not only bridge the gap in Community relations with the Department, but will do so within the Department as well. Of course we will not be considered police officers. We would be considered another useful engine of the Department. Not just paper pushers as some may think we are. The boost in salary will alleviate most of the disgruntled workers that are here. Boredom, not being paid for the job and hrs put in, and high stress levels causes all of the problems with the Police Department. Should be 1 Union. All members equal.


  3. Twenty and out

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    Current Employee - Police Lieutenant
    Current Employee - Police Lieutenant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security and benefits. Offers secure career if you just want to work in lockstep with a dogmatic culture and command structure.

    Cons

    Unimaginative, top down management style. No investment in future leadership candidates. Management largely does not consist of professional managers but rather the people most able to reinforce a command and control philosophy


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  5. Lieutenant

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    Former Employee - Lieutenant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lieutenant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Coworkers, Pension, Retirement

    Cons

    Upper Management, Politicians, Haters, Shift Work


  6. Helpful (2)

    Detective

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    Current Employee - Police Detective in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Police Detective in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping those in need/victims of crimes. Utilizing my Forensic Psychology degree. 50% salary after 20 years of service, plus medical benefits, and other pension incentives.

    Cons

    The way the media portrays my profession. The stigma attached to being in law enforcement. The stress level does not equate with the gratitude or appreciation of the public.


  7. i like the company because its a fun and interesting job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great retirement benefits and benefits overall

    Cons

    overtime and writing up summons


  8. Helpful (2)

    Take this job as last resort

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

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Made great life long friends, got to help people, collecting pension

    Cons

    Relentlessly pressured to write summonses. If you don't write enough or the right kind of summonses, your life is made very difficult

    Advice to Management

    Stop making cops tax collectors


  9. Popularity contest

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Police Officer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Aside from the everyday risks, it offers a decent salary

    Cons

    Most advancement within the department is not merit based

    Advice to Management

    Do not forget that you too are a police officer... you just passed an exam or two or three!


  10. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits , no layoffs , minimum raises , experience

    Cons

    no life they tell you when to work, must write summonses


  11. SSA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    no weekends a lot of ot

    Cons

    The Bosses Suck they are all scared



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