MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
94 Reviews
3.1
94 Reviews
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Thomas F. Prendergast
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, standard 8-hour work days, major company to put on resume (in 6 reviews)

  • good pay ,good benefits, large assortment of jobs Go to work on time don't steal anything that don't belong to you (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No upward movement and no room to make more money (in 3 reviews)

  • Does not always leads to full-time positions, most internships are unpaid (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    College Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Aide in New York, NY
    Current Employee - College Aide in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Vacation/sick days, Stable, Great retirement benefits, Laidback environment, Many opportunities, flexibility, great chance to move up and change positions

    Cons

    Slow management, disorganized, many overlapping

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Metro North Rr

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Custodian in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Custodian in New York, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    Money is ok, the benefits are ok too.

    Cons

    You have to kiss a lot of tail to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Easy work but stressful environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Bridge and Tunnel Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Temporary Bridge and Tunnel Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to meet new people every day. You can also get plenty of hours overtime if you want. Paid weekly.

    Cons

    Horrible Staff. The officers of your assigned bridge gets preference and favoritism before you at all times. Its quite demeaning. For that reason alone you will get mandatory overtime and bumped out of smooth toll lanes whenever they like. In addition to an unstable variable schedule mostly depending on the officers attendance. They do their best job to make you feel as worthless as possible. No vacations. The list goes on....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try treating your TBTA employees like they are people. You may have a better turn over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    MTA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Aide in New York, NY
    Current Employee - College Aide in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Helped to develop my communications, leadership and team work experience

    Cons

    Miss-communication between agencies and between subcontractors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    writing briefs and attending arbitrations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority as an intern

    Pros

    hands-on experience in labor relations

    Cons

    location on randall's island removed from the rest of NYC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep involving interns in day-to-day

  7.  

    It's ok to be smart.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting subject matter. Great benefits. Good work life balance. You can make life-time friends. You learn to bend with the political winds.

    Cons

    It is frustrating that the model for upward mobility is that loyalty is valued over competence. Also leaders are promoted based on being in cliques.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is ok if agency heads are told the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    stable but boring

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

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice helpful training staff. management is dead serious about punctuality. Even if there isn't work left to do. You have to show up at 9 am sharp! no if's n buts. Never-mind the subway delays, which is service of there own...ha!

    Cons

    close minded. be late 5 minute expect to get fired. no internet lot of talking less working. Poor interns have to do menial job of collection of metro cards and placing label names sticker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up narrowmindness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great learning experience for collage student starting a professional field.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Aide in New York, NY
    Current Employee - College Aide in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not very stressful, but still getting a taste of business process.

    Cons

    Very slow pace in opening a new position.

  10.  

    Working here has been satisfying.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work enviornment, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Location of the work place isn't so nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All seems good for now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    MTACC offers a broad exposure to many engineering fields that are diverse and challenging.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Engineer
    Current Employee - Communications Engineer

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits. MTACC culture allows employees to learn other engineering fields of study (both practical and theoretical.

    Cons

    Very Intense work environment. Major engineering firms providing services to MTACC do not have a firm understanding of MTA NYCT practices thus making it difficult to get your job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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