NY Parks and Recreation

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Updated October 23, 2014
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  1. Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps is the best job in the world

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard II
    Current Employee - Lifeguard II

    I have been working at NY Parks and Recreation full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Known as Long Island's Toughest Job Interview, the qualification test requires fast swimming, running and strong water rescue skills. Once you're in, you're in for life...providing that you can re-qualify each season.

    Cons

    State bureaucracy. Sometimes frustrating for folks like me who come from an entrepreneurial background.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better management development training for crew Boatswains, Lieutenants and Captains.

  2. Intern

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    Former Intern - Evironment Educator in Ithaca, NY
    Former Intern - Evironment Educator in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I learned a lot of invasive species management skills and got to meet a lot of people from around the nations through guiding gorge tours at the FIngerlakes

    Cons

    Most of the time I was just leading gorge tours

  3. it was very enjoyable while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Park Attendant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Park Attendant in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at NY Parks and Recreation full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    meeting new people was always fun

    Cons

    very long work hours wasn't fun

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    A good place not to work, if you want to work and be successful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown Heights, NY

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    being outdoors and enjoying the scenery, the overall area is nice. If you are useless and don't want to work, and can master looking busy for 8-10-12hours at a time you'll do fine.

    Cons

    It is a state agency built on incompetence and nepotism, failure is rewarded and hanging around is a sure way to be promoted, regardless of previous criminal suspicions. This as famously put in some business/management classes is a benevolent employer, in which you can not be fired, and as put by other observers, some one has to hire these people they are basically unemployable elsewhere. The pay seriously lags behind the private sector and is at times laughable.

    Advice to Management

    Start fresh with new young, honest talent

  6. Good for seasonal employees, not for full-time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits and since it is part of the state there is equality among employees and all information was readily available.

    Cons

    Issues with compensation and some upper level management had you pulling your hair out at their incompetence but that was it.

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