New York Police Department Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Detective

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    Current Employee - Police Detective in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Police Detective in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Police Department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great retirement benefits and benefits overall

    Cons

    overtime and writing up summons

  3. Take this job as last resort

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

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  5. Popularity contest

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Police Officer in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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!

  6. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Police Department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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

  7. SSA

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Police Department

    Pros

    no weekends a lot of ot

    Cons

    The Bosses Suck they are all scared

  8. Good government job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Detective in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Detective in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Secure job. Good medical benefits (dental benefits are dependent on the union you're in). Good pay salary for all ranks.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Stupidity gets rewarded; intelligence gets punished. Sometimes someone who just takes a test thinks they know everything once they're promoted into rank.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone is an incompetent fool. Actually take heed to some suggestions from the ground troops.

  9. Job security, many different types of work, meet many different types of people

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Bronx, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will meet a lot of new friends, as long as you show up and work, you will always have a job. Can semi retire after 20 yrs, and go on to a different career. Depending on your experience, there are many types of work (details)

    Cons

    You are a number. Most details depend on who you know. IF you do not have a family member that is high ranking, you can still go places, but you will have to woek very hard to get there. This can be a very dangerous job. At first, the pay is very low, and the hours you work could be very bad, unless you dont mind 8pm-430am with Tues and Wed off.

    Advice to Management

    Dont take everything so seriously. Just because you have rank, doesnt mean you have to be a mean person, or have to talk down to others, and it doesnt necessarily mean you are smarter than everyone else.

  10. Experience

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    Former Employee - Police Lieutnant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Police Lieutnant in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The job itself can be exciting and very satisfying overall.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is overwhelming and negative.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and dignity

  11. Its good but beware

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    gain a lifetime of experience... meet great people... possibility of establishing friends for life... things can be a world and an adventure of fun and meeting so many different types of cultures can be a great way of understanding what the city thrives on

    Cons

    over worked for little pay... effects relationships... hours take a toll on body... forced over time when you don't want it

    Advice to Management

    you know how it was when you were a lower ranked so take it easy on those who come after you

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