Central Park Conservancy

  www.centralparknyc.org
  www.centralparknyc.org
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Excellent organization

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

I have been working at Central Park Conservancy full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

The quality of the park says it all. The field staff is skilled, dedicated and very proud of their work and it shows. From my perspective, all tiers of management are dedicated to one singular goal: providing the park patron with the best park in the world. As a team, we all succeed. Outstanding benefits package, very fair and competitive compensation, opportunity for advancement,supportive management and cooperative co workers make for a great work environment.

Cons

The sheer volume of people creates a challenging work environment but....if it wasn't challenging, it would be boring
Occasionally a few (very few) malcontents infiltrate the organization. The kind that can stand back and admire their excellently pruned redbud while ignoring the rubber glove on the ground or the garbage can askew.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep promoting from within and Keep doing exactly what you are doing, it's working!

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10 Other Employee Reviews for Central Park Conservancy (View Most Recent)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Worst Ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Central Park Conservancy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    it's nice to work for a good cause and feel like a part of New York and Central Park. the benefits and retirement package are good.

    Cons

    the management is absolutely horrendous. they go out of their way to demoralize employees and they don't value talent or dedication. its all politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your heads out of your butts and realize you lose all your best people because you treat them so badly!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horticulture comes in second place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Staff
    Current Employee - Field Staff

    I have been working at Central Park Conservancy full-time

    Pros

    It's a beautiful park and you get to talk to a lot of really interesting people on a daily basis. Coworkers are cool people. There is a lot of diversity in the field staff. They are okay at giving you opportunities to learn extra things from trainings given at work and sometimes outside of work. Some people here really care about the actual gardening and horticulture work.

    Cons

    the management (directors and chief) over the field based workers are not very knowledgeable. They have been at the park for so long they just got promoted into higher positions. so the people in charge of horticulture aren't actually qualified to really run the park's horticulture program very well. they focus on the operations part of management more than gardening techniques. (why didn't you pick up that glove, why is that trash can out of alignment).
    you can't suggest alternative ways to do things that you think will get you a well thought out answer because they: a. don't know or are too lazy to answer it well, or b. don't care to know the best way because it wasn't their idea. bottom line is that these managers will frustrate you if you want to truly do your job well. instead of looking for the good, they live to pick out the bad and then it slows everything thing down because they don't know what they are looking for, they are not qualified enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication. Less tunnel vision. Maybe get some training yourselves so you know what you are talking or can understand your employees when when you try to manage them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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