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MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
106 Reviews
3.2
106 Reviews
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Thomas F. Prendergast
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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.  

    Good place to make money while working less

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more energetic people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    GREAT !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Slow, laid-back, very large company

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    MTA has a program just for their interns. They hold some events from time to time to try to get us together and to know each other better. They are a very big company with a lot of different people you can meet.

    Cons

    The pay here is not as high as the other engineering companies. Can be a little slow at times when there is not much to be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits, decent hours, kind of lethargic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Paid Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to Start, If you're looking for an entry level position , it's a good place to start , you kind of adapt to the culture of being in a company if you have no experience whatsoever

    Cons

    People don't care really much about interns, you have to look for work by yourself.
    Company do not have the same dynamics as private companies do, which it's a minus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager should encourage interns to get more involved in the company projects

  7.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    This company really has prepared me for working in a corporate environment.

    Cons

    Leadership, benefits for interns, communication, pay for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with lower levels of authority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    stay work hours, reasonable work load, good pay and benefits, a lot of OT

    Cons

    Slow grow, no promotion, old school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    I had a very positive experience working in the Corporate Communications Department

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Transportation compensation, friendly staff, helpful supervisors

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, hierarchical management stereotypes exist (highest management essentially non-existent)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better quality in terms of management/employee communication and response times; allows for a better work environment as well as more productivity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    MTA

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

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    Room to grow if you are willing to work in a high pace environment.

    Cons

    Unorganized in upper management and plays employees against each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to company rules and the company will be a better work environment.

  11.  

    Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to move, got to kiss butts to get somewhere. If you cannot move into higher positions then you have no pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No supports from management. They will throw you under the bus in a minute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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