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Perfect entry level job for student

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Former Employee - Library Page  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Library Page in New York, NY

I worked at New York Public Library part-time for more than a year

Pros

flexible work schedule, great co-workers

Cons

no room for growth or careeer

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    An important institution, but management doesn't always have the right goals in mind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Public Library full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Adequate work-life balance. Interesting projects. Thoughtful and intelligent colleagues. Some support for professional development. The Stephen A. Schwartzman Building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue has got to be one of the most inspirational buildings you could ever hope to work in.

    Cons

    Contracts haven't been re-negotiated in years=no salary increase at all-- not even cost of living. Upper management is out of touch with the boots on the ground. They have lost sight of our mission. Bureaucracy can be difficult to navigate. Very little transparency of operations at the upper levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, good work, low pay

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    Current Employee - Tutor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tutor in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Public Library part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The NYPL attracts very good people. Everyone I have met believes in public service and in helping people learn. I feel good when I leave work.

    Cons

    I don't feel like there is much room for growth (some other jobs perhaps there is) and the pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create more opportunities for people to grow within the company. Retention could be a problem you're not paying enough attention to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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