NY Parks and Recreation

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NY Parks and Recreation Reviews

Updated April 29, 2014
Updated April 29, 2014
4 Reviews
3.3
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    meeting new people was always fun

    Cons

    very long work hours wasn't fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Start fresh with new young, honest talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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.

    No opinion of CEO

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