New York City Department of Finance

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No wonder the City Loses Money

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Current Employee - City Tax Auditor in Brooklyn, NY
Current Employee - City Tax Auditor in Brooklyn, NY

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

Pros

Steady pay, predictable pay
retirement benefits,
hours (9-5FLEX),
 health benefits.
Relaxed atmosphere.
Job security.

Cons

Where to start? The place is filled with people whose idea of work is talking for the entire day, non- stop, on the phone, at their desks, in the hall, in the bathrooms. The people are unprofessional in every way; they have no etiquette, horrible hygiene and don't have manners.

There is no real 'career-track' except 'promotional' pay increases which happen regularly up to a maximum, which is about 10% above the minimum salary range of your private sector counterparts, but aren't based on anything really except the work or maybe the politics of the department...who knows, it seems its just a way to keep people there? The work itself is tedious and boring..not because it's uninteresting but because it involves only about a good half-hour a day of actual effort to get done. Once you realize there isn't enough work to keep you busy and that management and your co-workers are aware of this, and don't care you begin to do other things...talk, non-stop. The actual work is bureaucratic and nobody particularly wants to do it.

If you want to go to work for 8 hours a day, try a minimum of effort to get things done, for a minimum amount of pay, work with really, really, really slow and socially awkward people, its a great job. If you want to kill yourself and try to get something more out of your life, skip the place.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

8 Other Employee Reviews for New York City Department of Finance (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Interesting work with other well educated people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Finance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with several other PhDs on topics of interest with discernible impact on NYC residents. We had an incredible amount of exposure to upper level management (e.g. - Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner). Much of our work was actually implemented, which is a rare outcome.

    Cons

    Unsustainable cost of living accretion relative to salary growth. The relationship with the unions is somewhat unfortunate in that there was an unnecessary level of acrimony between permanent and provisional members. Nevertheless, if your skin isn't thick enough to handle that, you probably won't remain in the five boroughs anyhow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It was a great experience as an intern. Everyone was amicable.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Finance as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and atmosphere. Room for growth and you get to meet some high powered political officials.

    Cons

    You have to live in the boroughs to work there full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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