There are newer employer reviews for New York Public Library

 

Good stuff

  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at New York Public Library

Pros

Great hours, love holidays off co workers great

Cons

Annoying people shelving books management

68 Other Employee Reviews for New York Public Library (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Didn't do that much, but it was still satisfying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Public Library

    Pros

    you can read books for free if you don't have anything to do. You can make great friends there as well.

    Cons

    It can be very boring and the people you have to deal with can also be annoying if they don't follow instructions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep doing what you're doing. Anything wrong that occurs isn't really your fault, it depends on where the library is located.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent employment for the library student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Librarian Trainee
    Current Employee - Librarian Trainee

    I have been working at New York Public Library

    Pros

    NYPL is a huge & well-known institution with an excellent reputation. The library is making a significant and largely effective effort to grow with the times and remain relevant. Municipal benefits package is very good as are tuition benefits. The trainee program is an excellent way to learn on the job while getting your MLS - progressive promotions are given as you earn more credits. It's a very good jump-off point for the budding librarian.

    Cons

    Public service can be very demanding and sometimes demoralizing. Burnout is a widespread condition. Government funding sometimes means scrimping and saving to provide necessary services and programs for patrons. On a related note, salary at a public library is very low compared to private or academic libraries. It's a great job to start out in, but once you've got the experience & the entry on your resume, it might be time to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kudos for keeping the library on the cutting edge while maintaining the core values and image that have made NYPL one of New York City's greatest cultural institutions. I'd say keep going the way we're going - strengthen the connections between research, central, and branch libraries and create more effective middle management and communication channels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for New York Public Library

Worked for New York Public Library? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.