New York City Department of Finance

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Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Finance Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Finance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Chill environment, flexible hours, understanding supervisors

    Cons

    Hard to move up here


  2. City Government Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Finance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stability, Challenges, Great People, Pension, Long Career

    Cons

    None to speak of in my case

    Advice to Management

    No advice to speak of.


  3. Personal income tax Auditor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - City Tax Auditor
    Former Employee - City Tax Auditor

    I worked at New York City Department of Finance full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security for low pay. Ability for flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Low salary and work preferences. The Department cannot compete with the IRS. As a previous FINANCE and IRS employee there are material differences such as pay finance pays 45k-65k where as IRS pays 42k-88k and ability to work from home and offer flexible time meeting Fridays off and better health insurance as well as retirement

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay for quality


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  5. Interesting work with other well educated people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Finance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with several other PhDs on topics of interest with discernible impact on NYC residents. We had an incredible amount of exposure to upper level management (e.g. - Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner). Much of our work was actually implemented, which is a rare outcome.

    Cons

    Unsustainable cost of living accretion relative to salary growth. The relationship with the unions is somewhat unfortunate in that there was an unnecessary level of acrimony between permanent and provisional members. Nevertheless, if your skin isn't thick enough to handle that, you probably won't remain in the five boroughs anyhow.


  6. great job

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

    I worked at New York City Department of Finance part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    able to move up quickly

    Cons

    the benefits are not strong

    Advice to Management

    seek employment there


  7. Depends on who you know and if you have support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Finance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I've learned a lot from the intelligent people working at Finance.

    Cons

    The organization doesn't allow merit raises, expects and receives the best of its' employees and pays new people and consultants very very well while using the excuse of "let's see how you do in this position" to avoid giving heir current employees appropriate raises for their hard work.


  8. Interesting work of which you may be proud.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Statistician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Statistician in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Finance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working for DOF you have the opportunity to engage senior officials in projects impacting NYC residents' quality of life. The experience is incredibly gratifying.

    Cons

    Limited potential for growth within the organization without first exiting. DC37.

    Advice to Management

    As you do not have the ability to offer your employees much in the way of internal growth opportunities, and the cost of living growth rate greatly exceeds income growth, you need to find a way to incent retention.


  9. DOF

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Finance

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting work, excellent leadership, dedicated staff.

    Cons

    None I can think of!


  10. Depends on what you want

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Tax Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - City Tax Auditor in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Finance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance and PTO. Pension plus benefits also great. If you choose family and family benefits over your own personal goals and salary, I would recommend this job.

    Cons

    Pay is on low end but they expect quality work still. Lots of micromanaging and also lots of abuse of the system from other co-workers. Lot of people have been jaded through out the years of bad pay and bad management.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay to keep employees happy and to make the work worth doing


  11. Helpful (1)

    No wonder the City Loses Money

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Tax Auditor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - City Tax Auditor in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Finance full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Steady pay, predictable pay
    retirement benefits,
    hours (9-5FLEX),
     health benefits.
    Relaxed atmosphere.
    Job security.

    Cons

    Where to start? The place is filled with people whose idea of work is talking for the entire day, non- stop, on the phone, at their desks, in the hall, in the bathrooms. The people are unprofessional in every way; they have no etiquette, horrible hygiene and don't have manners.

    There is no real 'career-track' except 'promotional' pay increases which happen regularly up to a maximum, which is about 10% above the minimum salary range of your private sector counterparts, but aren't based on anything really except the work or maybe the politics of the department...who knows, it seems its just a way to keep people there? The work itself is tedious and boring..not because it's uninteresting but because it involves only about a good half-hour a day of actual effort to get done. Once you realize there isn't enough work to keep you busy and that management and your co-workers are aware of this, and don't care you begin to do other things...talk, non-stop. The actual work is bureaucratic and nobody particularly wants to do it.

    If you want to go to work for 8 hours a day, try a minimum of effort to get things done, for a minimum amount of pay, work with really, really, really slow and socially awkward people, its a great job. If you want to kill yourself and try to get something more out of your life, skip the place.



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