MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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Updated April 21, 2015
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Thomas F. Prendergast
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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. I had a pretty good experience working at MTA, I had a few crazy passengers it wasn

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the experience of being a bus operator is interesting

    Cons

    The customers and the stress of the job. You really have to go to work with a positive mindset

  2. bus maintainer

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the pay is very good

    Cons

    the culture of the company is tuff

  3. Worked in Finance Department

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment, pay, and benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Good place to get started, but work becomes very tedious

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment and friendly workers, free metro pass, working in the city, good place to face real world situations

    Cons

    Management moves slow, things are done very old fashioned, and work takes way longer than it should. Sometimes tasks are given that are extremely tedious and could save thousands of hours if automated or switched to more modern system

    Advice to Management

    Change the way you assign/carry out tasks thinking "how could this be done to save the most amount of time in the future", rather than "how could I keep my current job"

  6. Internship Opportunity

    Former Employee - College Aide in New York, NY
    Former Employee - College Aide in New York, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    Free Metrocard, great location, training

    Cons

    personal growth and ability to move past an internshp

  7. Great place to get entry level experience in a low-pressure environment

    Current Employee - College Aide
    Current Employee - College Aide

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    Large Company, flexible work hours, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Low compensation for interns, no hard deadlines to be met, many aloof workers that don't pull their weight

  8. High stress job but pay is decent.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High salary (COLLEGE NOT REQUIRED).

    Cons

    Unfair workplace practices. Nepotism. Skilled workers are pushed to perform while other workers who did not take the time to learn their job often get by without working hard although they still receive the same salary as the skilled worker. Mgmt condones this. Many times telling a senior person they must work because they have experience but junior workers sit and do nothing.

  9. Good place to make money while working less

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    less work, friendly environment. Actually if you work for the executive office, you will enjoy the view of the statue of liberty, which is breathtaking.

    Cons

    Routing, you gotta spend a week doing stuff could be done in an hour and guess what, get used to it because nobody moves on.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more energetic people.

  10. Good benefits, decent hours, kind of lethargic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The MTA is a good place to work if you don't mind sacrificing compensation in exchange for a good work/life balance. I always had my evenings and weekends (which I appreciated), and the benefits were very good, especially for a first-time employee.

    Cons

    The MTA's management seems prone to pointless politicking and suffers from a lack of direction at time. More than once I wondered how its senior executives were able to keep their jobs, because it seemed like their secretaries were doing far, far more meaningful work.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! There is a lot of deadwood, especially at the mid and upper levels of the MTA.

  11. GREAT !

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    Current Employee - Conductor/Construction Flagger in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Conductor/Construction Flagger in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The Benefits, The Experiences, The People, The Co Workers, The Supervision, And The Pay.

    Cons

    Work In All Kinds Of Weather, Work Under Ground Grueling Conditions, Work Long Hours (sometimes) And Overall Job Duties (sometimes).

    Advice to Management

    " The Management At MTA has The Flaw of many never worked in the capacities of the Jobs They Manage. period."

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