New York Police Department

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New York Police Department Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
71 Reviews
4.2
71 Reviews
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New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great job security and benefits (in 7 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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  1.  

    Good government job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    The job itself can be exciting and very satisfying overall.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is overwhelming and negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect and dignity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its good but beware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    An experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Traffic Enforcement Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Traffic Enforcement Agent in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Oppurtunity for advancment, if your in the right office, under decent supervision and good amounts of Overtime

    Cons

    Alot of favoritism, quick to discipline employees for nonsense.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Police officer

    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pension after 20 years.

    Cons

    Tough job and long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of each other better.

  8.  

    Patrolman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    power, early retirement, vacation days

    Cons

    Quotas, micromanagement, low pay, job retaliation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Could be the greatest job, except for the micromanagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Police Department

    Pros

    Job security, career advancement, every day is a different opportunity to learn something new, see things that nobody sees, satisfaction of working in the center of the world

    Cons

    the micromanagement that comes from above. All the chiefs think they know better and dictate policy that doesn't work out in the street. Investigations are dragged out because of bureaucratic paperwork and insanity. Nobody wants to make a decision and if you do, you're Monday morning quarterbacked until the end of time. You're at the mercy of cop-hating politicians, media, lawyers, judges, and the ghetto-lottery hopefuls looking to make a name or a buck off of second guessing good police work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire already. Stop treating the supervisors and officers working hard out in the street as children. This is the greatest police department in the world and some of the finest cops are at your disposal. Let them do their job. Believe me, you'll look good in the end.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    NYPD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Police Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Police Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department

    Pros

    Not an office environment. freedom. mobility. room for promotion. benefits. A great education in the criminal justice system and the law.

    Cons

    low morale. forced overtime. bad for family life. low pay. dangerous. the rules of the patrol guide do not always keeps cops safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CompStat. has made and continues to make the system a paper pushing "numbers" environment in which the stats are completely toyed with. It needs to become a job of service again as opposed to sales.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sergeant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sergeant in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Police Department

    Pros

    Vacation time, 20 year retirement

    Cons

    Stale, inept and arrogant upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to reinvent the wheel. Listen to some of those below you. They might actually have a good idea every now and then.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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