New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay if you're livinf pay to pay (in 4 reviews)

  • outdoors,beautifying public space,great staff, good benefits and good salary (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Main office is in Flushing, Queens (in 2 reviews)

  • There's always one person that will try to mess it up for you (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Need to Hire

    Former Employee - Seasonal Maintenance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Maintenance in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great income to pay your bills.

    Cons

    Need to hire more people.


  2. Formally was a maintenance worker

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for the parks department is a wonderful experience, this was something new from what i was use to doing, but overall awesome, i had some wonderful supervisors. I would recommend this to someone else. Its not what kind if work you do it the experience you learn from it. And what u do after .

    Cons

    The cons well it maybe one person that will try to may your stay miserable, but go in with positive attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing more amazing then a supervisor that know your work and compliment your doing. Thanks to my boss David.. Superb man


  3. CPW

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working outside meeting new people overal a great experience

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth. Needs a little more organization with communicating


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  5. JTP

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    Current Employee - Job Training Program in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Job Training Program in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    well for i like to help people and the community as well as enjoy paying with kids and their safety as they enjoy the sun. i feel as though the community should look a lot better then its does so i feel that i could do some good.

    Cons

    some people think that the park is the best place to litter and dont care what they pace inside or outside the park. the drinking and the drug use in the parks.

    Advice to Management

    i believe that i am only one person but my voice can be heard om having security in small parks because they do need.


  6. JTP

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Flushing, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have the freedom to make improvements to better the conditions of our city parks.

    Cons

    The positions are just temporary.


  7. Custodian

    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor for Parks in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor for Parks in New York, NY

    Pros

    1.i worked with the supervisor doing various projects. I was made assistant supervisor and had a crew of my own to clean the parks and malls.

    Cons

    no complaints. I really like my job i like to clean.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. prm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time

    Pros

    it's a noble cause managing the green space in such an urban city. whether their actions show it, people for the most part appreciate what you do. not too stressful.

    Cons

    typical bureaucracy. under resourced.

    Advice to Management

    find a way to get a bigger budget.


  9. park officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working here beautiful place beautiful people..perks to parks all over brooklyn

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say..if you cannot multi task this is not for you


  10. maintenance

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    Former Employee - Porter Maintenance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Porter Maintenance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at parks, is that you get to work outside, the hours are great and they pay well,+also the job is fun abd a great exercise.

    Cons

    The bad about working at parks are the weather co+ditions. it can be very hot, and it can be very cold, alsio dealing with rain, and snow.

    Advice to Management

    very good company, very good good, need more workers


  11. NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation

    Former Employee - Research and Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research and Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people were very, very friendly. The supervisors were nice and interested in doing a good job for the public. Parks are a great resource for the CIty of New York.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was not enough to do and down time can get a little boring. Meetings are not always as productive as one might wish.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep in mind the lower level employees and mid-managers want to have their voices heard and their attitudes paid attention to.



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