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Updated July 18, 2015
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Thomas F. Prendergast
17 Ratings

Pros
  • Great benefits, great work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • easy work, good benefits, flexible schedule (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Tons of incompetent employees waiting to retire or just don't care (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Architect

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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

    Pros

    The East Side Access project is one of the largest project in the U.S.A.

    Cons

    I do not know about it.


  2. Good for business!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good chance to work with people of all walks of life.

    Cons

    Uncertain challenges from customers and supervision; levels of work vary

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry about the job - it will get done!


  3. TOD Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Projects to learn new skills and get close to the market; flexible time with good work/life balance

    Cons

    Too Slow Implementation, lots of repetitive work


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  5. A huge public agency with a diversity of opportunities and problems

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Many excellent colleagues who are devoted to public service and are experts in their respective fields. A lot of opportunity and freedom to do excellent work, if you are in the right position and department.

    Cons

    Many, many layers of bureaucracy and overlapping areas of authority. Too many middle-managers with no real function, authority, or accountability. In many departments, a culture where non-performing and even troublesome employees can survive for decades because managers don't want to go through the trouble of terminating them.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to terminate non-performing and troublesome workers. Done fairly, it will raise morale for everyone else.


  6. MTA NYCT

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    Former Employee - Network Support Aide in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Support Aide in New York, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good place to learn as an intern you have to apply yourself and be able to learn, ask questions etc.

    Cons

    interns sometimes make photocopies and can have down times.


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    Good Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Flushing, NY

    I worked at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good. Good job security.

    Cons

    Dealing with traffic, unruly passengers at times and driving in heavy rain and snow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communications open with your employees and take time to truly listen and help.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Dispatcher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They pay was competitive and the team environment was worth working there for quite some time.

    Cons

    The higher management and superintendents were not open to change. Change for the better that is. The workload sometimes became too overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open ear out from employees. They're essentially the bread and butter of the company. Theres a different between complaints, and outright trying to better the business.


  9. Be Wary

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits; some interesting project work and very dedicated, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Advancement extremely difficult (nearly impossible) despite hard work and conscientiousness; some apathetic and uninterested/unengaged bosses create a soul-sucking, resentful work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your talented employees; don't give new hires false hope


  10. Helpful (2)

    BO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    The money free ride on the bus

    Cons

    They need to over look the bad workers.


  11. Bus Operator- Los Angeles, CA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    full benefits once you get promoted to full time operator which takes 18 months to get to

    Cons

    If your out a year on medical leave and your doctor don't release you back by the date they want you back you will be fired, you loose all your seniority, benefits, health insurance etc. You have to reapply and go threw training all over again and you will start as a part time bus operator. If your doctor release you back to work with limitations they wont find you any other job to do (light duty) and you will still be fired. If you want to move up in company you can forget it, them up there in higher position put there family members in those positions. If you even thinking about trying to move up in company you need to be there at least 5 years with a good attendance record and even if you have the experience for the position your applying to, if you been with them under 5 years they want give it to you

    Advice to Management

    Listen to bus operators the passengers lie alot on us



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