New York Police Department

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New York Police Department Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
78 Reviews
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78 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 5 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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  1.  

    I had an amazing experience at this job where i learned many things.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Police Department

    Pros

    they help you grow and polish your expertise.

    Cons

    Nothing that i can point out. They're very professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  2.  

    Most fun volunteer experience I have ever had

    Former Employee - Youth Officer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Youth Officer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Never a boring day, police officers are friendly and hilarious

    Cons

    Nothing to really complain about it was a great experience for me

  3.  

    NYPD has earned it's reputation as the premier law enforcement agency in the world with good reason!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Queens, KY
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Queens, KY

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about the NYPD is that there are so many opportunities for advancement and assignment variety. A street cop can work his way up through the ranks with equal opportunity. Diversity of assignments is critical because you have the opportunity to get a new job every few yearsbwhilebatayimg with the same employer.

    Cons

    NYPD will try to work with staff to try to make sure and assignment works for you and your family, but if it doesn't, you could be stuck there a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rank and file cops have lots of good insight to offer. Their opinions should be given greater weight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth. Lots of different units where they will train you.

    Cons

    Dealing with bad bosses sometimes. Dealing with some citizens who don't appreciate your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "hook".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Youth Officer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Youth Officer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cops are nice
    Lots of action

    Cons

    None, it was a great experience for me

  7.  

    Its the biggest police department in the world with numerous opportunties to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to many different technologies as a network engineer.

    Cons

    Vendors sometimes have the very best assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and make them feel like they matter, then they will work harder for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    First class seats to the best show on earth.

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pension, possibilities to climb the chain of command are vast. 300+ different units.

    Cons

    Long hours, long days. Work on holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue reengineering the Department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience with the New York Police Department was awesome

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

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

    Pros

    I learned so much in my twenty plus years working there. I was glad that I made the move and decided to go work for the Police Department. If you are willing to learn, you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    I did not have any challenges. It was great from the start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Although its tough... I Love working for PD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Communications Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Police Communications Technician in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very competitive... You have to work hard and make it through training... You definitely earn your job! The pay is good... Lots of mandatory overtime... The training is 6 weeks for call taking then after 10 months of call taking you have to pass dispatcher training. All training is paid. Overtime pay is nice. 25 years to retire... The values are courtesy professionalism and respect. Very rewarding experience! Lots of room to grow within the company...

    Cons

    Very stressful... Long Hours... If you don't pass training you are terminated. Probation is 18 mths must pass both training... Very difficult job and you must have tough skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management... Very intimidating at first but very helpful if you need assistance. Some individuals have a tough exterior and don't seem very sociable but you have to get pass that and learn how to interact with everyone especially when you need help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I found at the NYPD wonderful people and a great way to test your intelligence to the fullest. I'm proud of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Safety Agent in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - School Safety Agent in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    I'm exclusively proud to say that I' will be a member of the NYPD forever.

    Cons

    I broke my left knee and was attack by ex supervisor for no apparent reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefits are wonderful there are no payment for clinics or hospital. The training is fabulous and it's a wonderful place to work. The NYPD is a wonderful place but sometimes can be dangerous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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