New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

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Updated June 26, 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. park officer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  2. maintenance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Porter Maintenance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Porter Maintenance in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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


  3. 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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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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  5. custodial Maintenance

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Seasonal Maintenance Worker in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Maintenance Worker in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good money, love cleaning up. Nice people in the parks children and adults

    Cons

    Finding alot of universe normal thing.looking a crazy people that try to comega in the parks.


  6. Computer Cordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Computer Room Coordinator in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Seasonal Computer Room Coordinator in Bronx, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning new opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Staying only seasonal but I still learned alot.


  7. parks dept.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

    Pros

    The hours are great and guaranteed

    Cons

    The supervisors are unprofessional in language use


  8. Great Benefits...One of the Few Things that Keep People Here

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great city benefits. If you work in administration, great location in Central Park.

    Cons

    Inefficiency and complanency lead to a few people supporting the rest of the staff that are permanent employees and do not feel like doing work.


  9. Waste of time

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    Former Employee - JTP in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - JTP in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy way to make money, if you enjoy the outdoors this maybe a good fit. Manual labor will help aid weight loss if that is one of your aims.

    Cons

    Not fruitful, spend time looking busy, boring boring. Very boring. Not good money. Seasonal. Outdoor elements. Parks are filthy. Coming across spent needles and bio hazards

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate staffing here because most employees are paid for doing a whole lot of nothing.


  10. Yvette

    Former Employee - Seasonal Horticulture Worker in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Horticulture Worker in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience. We learned a lot about the trees and planting.

    Cons

    Didn't like the way they treated the new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember what you do to other will come back to haunt you. One way or another. Be kind to others,


  11. Helpful (1)

    I enjoyed working with people that have a team player mentality.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Park Manager in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Park Manager in Bronx, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the shift that is given is the shift you stay with. Working for parks is a good reference to put on a resume.

    Cons

    it is hard to do a job with people that do not know how to work with others.

    Advice to Management

    always try to make sure the employees can work with each other. Request for input from the employees, how is the job coming along? Is everything fine with the position?



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