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New York City Department of Finance Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was a great experience as an intern. Everyone was amicable.

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    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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and atmosphere. Room for growth and you get to meet some high powered political officials.

    Cons

    You have to live in the boroughs to work there full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    great job

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    able to move up quickly

    Cons

    the benefits are not strong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seek employment there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Depends on who you know and if you have support

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    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 for more than 8 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Interesting work of which you may be proud.

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    DOF

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Finance

    Pros

    Interesting work, excellent leadership, dedicated staff.

    Cons

    None I can think of!

    Recommends
  7.  

    Depends on what you want

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    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No wonder the City Loses Money

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    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 for more than a year

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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