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New York City Housing Authority Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
25 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Attorney  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY

    Pros

    Excellent place to get hands-on legal experience in various areas of the law. Because of the large size of the agency, and the multiple service areas, a large number of legal issues arise.

    Cons

    Lack of merit increases/bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Large Agency...YMMV

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Large, diverse agency where you can experience maintenance and management of whatever you are skilled in on a very large scale

    Cons

    Management in most departments is close-minded and not interested in improving procedures or outcomes. Worst case scenario, in some departments management is truly idiotic and will discriminate against employees for gender, race and disability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to recognize talent and dedication when you see it. Stop illegally harrassing and discriminating against individuals. Learn and understand the ADA and the FMLA laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great job with vast opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Housing Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Housing Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Working with residents on a daily basics.

    Cons

    Not being able to always do more for the residents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better resources to help residents and better repairs system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Keep looking.

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    Current Employee - Manager Central Office  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager Central Office in New York, NY

    Pros

    Large agency, opportunities for career development IF you are connected to the right people.

    Cons

    Management is managed by unions and focus too much on civil service mentality, a culture of complacency and NO accountability. On a daily basis you will hear "not my job", too "busy" doing alot of nothing. Most employees here are lifers, as their work styles would get them fired anywhere else!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more approachable to the several levels of staff. You may find a few gems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    It was a great experience and the first real job I had graduating from college.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    Pros

    Great professional atmosphere, great benefits and possible longevity if you want to remain working in the public sector.

    Cons

    Your title can lock you into a position and salary and it becomes very difficult for upward movement in the company. Politics and Budgets has consequences in departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NYCHA has antiquated financial system and needs to update and become part of what it going on in todays market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Government

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good job experience and benefits, as well as co-workers.

    Cons

    No comment at this time.

  8.  

    A frustrating experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Union benefits in many, if not most, positions. Working with genuine people.

    Cons

    I've only worked in one position, so I can't speak for other departments. Working at the call center, you get to see just how different it is to work for, and live with, a bureaucracy entity. From the constant negativity projected from our residents and the media, to the lack of communication from upper management to the lowest rung on the ladder. All in all it's a unique exercise in frustration-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve procedures and work-flows with an eye towards the future.

  9.  

    Horrible Management

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Young crowd.

    Cons

    New management is terrible. They have no clue on how things are yet alone lead effectively. They do not clearly communicate with staff and clearly do not respect the staff. Lastly, the worst aspect is that everyone do not get a fair chance on promotion/opportunities. They like to promote whoever they want without the proper procedure. The person of their choosing will "assume the responsibilities" and then when HR does the right posting to the public, that individual will fill the spot. This is my review of the Budget dept and does not apply to other dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and show some respect to the staff. The moral is low, therefore, everyone is looking for opportunities elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    It was a great experience, I learned a lot and I want to continue in the field of Commercial Real Estate.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    My greatest moment was working as a Research Assistant for the Finance Accounting Department, where I learned so much, that I wanted to acquire my own apartment complexes.

    Cons

    I didn't take the opportunity, when I was offered the chance to work in various department, help me more with my current situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management was closed minded in my opinion and they did not listen to there younger staff in how to move forward with the NYCHA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Summer Camp Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Seasonal Summer Job
    People are laidback

    Cons

    minimum wage
    shared building
    kids were disrespectful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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