New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
76 Reviews
3.9
76 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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)

  • What anyone else may deem to be garbage may belong to that one person (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    My experience with this company was great. I learned a lot.

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    Current Employee - Park Ranger in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Park Ranger in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with the public, assisting patrons. Monthly trainings on various subjects, like defusing hostility and customer service skills, etc.

    Cons

    Some challenges are outside weather conditions and constantly being on your feet at the most, but not too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope to be considered for a position with your company. I am a hard worker and look forward to bringing some of my expertise to your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - CSA in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - CSA in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

    Pros

    You can be hired for a permanent position

    Cons

    Hiring process should be stricter, they should hire people who have respect for themselves & really want to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the hard workers & help them move forward to permanent employment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Maintenance (Seasonal)

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

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

    Pros

    Always something going on to keep you busy.

    Cons

    Working outdoors in the cold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Seasonal Recreation Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

    Pros

    Great work-life balance! Ok management. Use of all rec centers! Good pay. Some outdoor Work.

    Cons

    Seasonal. Not enough hrs. Need to update pay practices..I was required to manually fill out timecards and submit by snail mail!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Parks

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

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

    Pros

    Great environment to work in and great people.

    Cons

    High turn over and very little consistency of employes. Very little vision on improving the parks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the parks more open and green spaces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If you need a job

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    it pays the bills for now

    Cons

    not my interest at the present time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep getting more funding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    working with this company was rewarding because i did something i never thought i would do

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    Current Employee - JTP in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - JTP in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

    Pros

    you worked with others and you had to be people oriented and be responsible for your own independent asingnments

    Cons

    this job is a seasonal position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be on time and do your work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoyed working for the parks because you were always on the go. doing something.

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    Former Employee - Park Worker in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Park Worker in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    the pay was pretty good and the hours were really good 7am to 3pm

    Cons

    dealing with drama on the vans when you go from park to park.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    jobs

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    Former Employee - Park Worker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Park Worker in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

    Pros

    it is fun to work for nyc parks

    Cons

    working the parks is never done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work must be rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good overall, but there is certainly improvement needed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - City Seasonal Aide in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - City Seasonal Aide in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of good co-workers and supervisors, depending on where you're assigned. The workload can get intense at times, but it's very reasonable, especially if you're as capable as I am. I also like that there's very flexible scheduling: you work from 7 AM to 3:30 PM and have latitude in choosing which 5 of the 7 days you want to work. There are good overtime opportunities when it's snowing heavily. If you work on holidays, you get paid time and a half for every hour worked.

    Cons

    Too few permanent positions, and seasonal positions aren't really much of a stepping stone to a permanent position. Also, there are some nasty, unprofessional people that pick up the phone at borough offices, especially over at Personnel. You can tell by how that they hate their jobs by how they sound and how they treat you. They need to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give JTPs, CSAs and seasonal CPWs more of an opportunity to advance by securing, at the very least, a lot more permanent CPW positions. We also need more APSWs and Gardeners.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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