City of New York

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City of New York Reviews in New York, NY

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
106 Reviews
3.6
106 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working for the city is great if you want good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Health, Dental and Vision benefits are great (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Dealing with civil service "scopes of work," and other red tape can infuriate even the most calm person (in 6 reviews)

  • red tape, takes six months to order a box of ball point pens, then they send you a box of pencils (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing experience as an intern!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at City of New York as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are great to work with and are interested in what you bring to the table. I was always given opportunities to challenge myself and really felt part of the team. The area is also great!

    Cons

    Some systems are too structural- but that's like anything in government. The office is really outdated, and can use a major facelift.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Laid-back work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at City of New York as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly support staff, timing is not stressful, supervisors are easygoing and flexible.

    Cons

    Lack of efficiency and hard for advancement.

  3.  

    You know when you work for the City of New York, when the clock strikes 5, everyone is out.

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

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

    Pros

    Stable/confirmed job security (from the civil service exam). Great benefits, holidays off, stable shift (child-friendly tours) depending on your agency, nice, cool down-to-earth coworkers (not all of them), OT is available if you are willing to jump over many hoops to get it, pension + 403b retirement. When 5o clock hits, everyone is out.

    Cons

    SALARY SUCKS; very bureaucratic; too many chiefs, not enough Indians, a very volatile and vindictive environment...you learn to choose your battles, workload is a "slap in the face", job duties become extremely mundane, promotion second to none unless you take a promotional civil service exam, no salary increases after two years (but it's only with this civil service title, not sure about others), retirement benefits not attractive (we have to be 67 to retire), some coworkers are very childish...you learn to turn a deaf ear. I really only stay for the job security and benefits but if I get another offer from private, I may consider...since I cannot survive on this salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the staff and offer a smile or a pat on a back for excellent work, not reward us with more work. Offer more promotions (not based on civil service exams). INCREASE THE SALARY...PLEASE

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    There are many opportunities to contribute outside of your assigned job.

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

    I have been working at City of New York full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the benefits are good and you learn something new every day

    Cons

    they are having difficulty hiring, the hours are terrible,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Benefits!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Clerical Associate III in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Clerical Associate III in New York, NY

    I worked at City of New York full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great Benefits for the entire family.
    -Paid vacation & sick time.
    -Paid Holidays; including Election Day, Veterans Day, President's Day & Columbus Day.
    -Civil Service Exams "ensure" placement based on ability.

    Cons

    -Lack of growth and mundane work day in and day out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Train supervisors on morale and how to deal with staff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    helpdesk intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at City of New York as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    exposure to all kind of IT related work
    overtime

    Cons

    ok salary
    no bonuses
    no promotions
    slow days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up to changes and suggestions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Haphazard Leadership

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great...after 5 years, you get 4 weeks of vacation.
    It is possible to move from one city agency to another without losing any of your benefits (e.g., vacation, sick leave, pension, etc.)
    If you retire out the of the City, you get free medical for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    The salary is not great unless you are in a management position. In Social Services part of City of New York, only females are promoted. Men are overlooked even if they are more talented and have more experience than the women.
    Management wants to make the data say what they are thinking.
    Female supervisors tend to be insecure and need constant reassurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified people. Stop the nepotism. Female supervisors need to be secure in their position and not view every man as a threat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    35 hours a week with highs and lows

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

    I have been working at City of New York full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    ok pay and vacation, retirement, people are nice to work with and for, stable

    Cons

    hard to advance, not many advancement routes for someone wanting to climd the laddar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more incentive to those who go the extra mile

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not challenging

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

    I have been working at City of New York as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent, hours are pretty consistent and easy. Great resume fodder.

    Cons

    Did not feel stimulated at work, lack of cohesiveness and direction from upper management, lack of motivation to train those lower on the totem pole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    NYC DCAS Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In Design Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - In Design Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at City of New York as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellentw respect enviornment, humble, friendly, equal opportunity career

    Cons

    Not a parmanent job it was contracted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no adive for the management. It was a perfect management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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