New York Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The right hand has no idea what the left hand is doing. This is a constant free-for-all of egos and social climbers.

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

I have been working at New York Convention & Visitors Bureau as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

If you enjoy being on your feet in a fast paced environment, interacting with enthusiastic visitors from all over the world, utilizing your foreign language skills, then this is a great job.
Sales is part of the job and huge commissions on helicopter sightseeing flights and day trips to Niagara Falls can make this job very lucrative.

Cons

Senior management is comprised of some of the most self-serving egotists you will ever have the displeasure of meeting. They enjoy patting themselves on the back and stealing the praise more aptly due their subordinates.
Low level management in the Visitor Centers is made up of a lazy under-educated class of under achievers.
The official commission structure is so outdated that employees are more apt to make commissions "under the table" unbeknownst to management. Here, unfortunately, lies the motivation to stay at this job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Admit that you have no business directing staff in their daily tasks. Hire a real HR professional who cares about employees wellbeing, one who doesn't merely use the workplace as a social network.
Stop ripping off your members by pretending to be operating with their best interests in mind.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hell on earth, stay away from here at all costs ,3 wasted years of my life that i will always regret

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    Former Employee - Information Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Convention & Visitors Bureau full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for the city has perks like having your travel allowance paid for and also a substantial amount of vacation time

    Cons

    Immature environment riddled with politics and uneducated morons who are in middle management, senior management who throw their weight around and talk down to everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees based on merit, not based on the fact that they are rats who tattle on other employees. Learn some manners and get some humility, perhaps take a trip to a third world country and realise how insignificant you actually are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn about tourism and hospitality.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Pros

    Interesting, work, good work-life balance, great people and a great message. New York City's tourism is a huge success story.

    Cons

    Some infighting with senior management can cause fractures in the staff. Generally though, this is a minimal critique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a more structured review process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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