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Updated Jun 11, 2014

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3.6 64 reviews

63% Approve of the CEO

New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

Raymond W. Kelly

(41 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

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


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

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

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

    Police Officer (Former Employee) Bronx, NY

    ProsYou 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)

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementDont 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.

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

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    Experience

    Police Lieutnant (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThe job itself can be exciting and very satisfying overall.

    ConsThe bureaucracy is overwhelming and negative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect and dignity

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

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    Its good but beware

    Police Officer (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    Prosgain 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

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

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

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

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    An experience

    Traffic Enforcement Agent (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsAlot of favoritism, quick to discipline employees for nonsense.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Police Officer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood benefits and pension after 20 years.

    ConsTough job and long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of each other better.

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    Patrolman

    Police Officer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prospower, early retirement, vacation days

    ConsQuotas, micromanagement, low pay, job retaliation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be the greatest job, except for the micromanagement

    (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsJob 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

    Consthe 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 Senior ManagementRetire 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.

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    NYPD

    Police Officer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNot an office environment. freedom. mobility. room for promotion. benefits. A great education in the criminal justice system and the law.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompStat. 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.

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    Not a bad place...

    Sergeant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVacation time, 20 year retirement

    ConsStale, inept and arrogant upper management.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Police Officer (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    Prospension is 50% after 20 years service They factor in your 3 best years. you can take promotional tests and go as high as you want after the rank of captain its all political

    Consyou are just a number. no real human compasion if you have family issues or illness anymore. almost feels like corporation. you have a split second decision to make and the perpatrators are given the benefit of the doubt not the cop!

    Advice to Senior Managementdont cater to the media . support your police department and back your cops in tough situations. cops try to keep people safe, they arent looking for trouble.

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