New York Power Authority

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Interning at the New York Power Authority was a positive learning experience.

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Current Employee - Developmental Mechanical Engineer Intern  in  White Plains, NY
Current Employee - Developmental Mechanical Engineer Intern in White Plains, NY

Pros

-Lots of projects to work on as an intern.
-Friendly atmosphere and helpful fellow employees.
-Location was a great.

Cons

-Being paired with some of the bigger names in the company can often lead to long gaps of distance between the intern and employer. For instance, my adviser was often away on travel, and this sometimes hindered advancement on project work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Management was very loosely based, so perhaps have advisers schedule weekly meetings to ensure progress is being achieved.

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Other reviews for New York Power Authority

  1.  

    Company devolving into typical state agency.

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    Current Employee - Craft Rank and File  in  Marcy, NY
    Current Employee - Craft Rank and File in Marcy, NY

    Pros

    In a region of upstate NY ravaged by the loss of manufacturing jobs, NYPA remains as one of the few relatively stable employers.

    When I was hired several years ago, this was perhaps, comprehensively, the best company I had ever worked for. The pay and benefits were not the best, but there was an enlightened culture of cooperation between management and craft. It was genuinely like a family.

    NYPA once seemed to truly value their employees, and though we didn't always agree, everyone worked together for the greater good of the company.

    Unfortunately, this is no longer the case.

    Cons

    Gone are the days of a symbiotic relationship between management and the folks in the trenches. The retirement of senior management during the past few years has ushered in a new crop of ego driven ladder climbers that appear to be more interested furthering their careers than maintaining policies established for the greater good of the company.

    Given the recent changes, one can only surmise that management is aggressively pursuing a new, bewilderingly adversarial approach toward its employees. This is leading down a slippery slope of diminished morale, lower productivity, greater turnover, and ultimately, increased costs.

    Once an employer that offered a lifetime of rewarding work, I know several employees, both management and craft, who are now actively seeking other employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We, the rank and file, understand that NYPA is a political operation, and that our management gets their marching orders from elected or appointed officials.

    However, as senior management, you should have firm grasp of the business at the core operational level. Shame on you for not being able to articulate and persuade these bureaucrats why detrimental changes in work practices ultimately will have no benefit in terms of increased productivity or overall operational savings.

    Quality leadership is firm, fair, and consistent. Let's restore reason to the decision making process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Start

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    People are really nice and friendly for the most part
    Good location for younger employees
    Fairly relaxed work environment
    Environmentally green building

    Cons

    While the people are friendly they are not always the brightest
    Since it is related to the state government, rules are extremely strict and very institutional feeling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a former intern, it should be leaderships first and foremost goal to breed great workers and get them to matriculate after their internships. They seem to drop the ball on the latter part

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