New York Police Department

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New York Police Department Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
67 Reviews
4.0
67 Reviews
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New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great job security and benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • the police department has great benefits packages (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Quotas, micromanagement, low pay, job retaliation (in 3 reviews)

  • Mandatory ordered work at any time regardless of your family life and without any advanced notice (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth. Lots of different units where they will train you.

    Cons

    Dealing with bad bosses sometimes. Dealing with some citizens who don't appreciate your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "hook".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best years of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Detective Second Grade
    Former Employee - Detective Second Grade

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits and 20 year retirement. Met and worked with some of the best people to ever wear a shield.

    Cons

    Met and deallt with some of the worst people to ever walk the face of the earth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Its the biggest police department in the world with numerous opportunties to learn and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to many different technologies as a network engineer.

    Cons

    Vendors sometimes have the very best assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and make them feel like they matter, then they will work harder for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    First class seats to the best show on earth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Police Officer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Police Department for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pension, possibilities to climb the chain of command are vast. 300+ different units.

    Cons

    Long hours, long days. Work on holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue reengineering the Department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience with the New York Police Department was awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Police Administrative Aide  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Police Administrative Aide in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I learned so much in my twenty plus years working there. I was glad that I made the move and decided to go work for the Police Department. If you are willing to learn, you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    I did not have any challenges. It was great from the start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Although its tough... I Love working for PD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Communications Technician  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Police Communications Technician in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very competitive... You have to work hard and make it through training... You definitely earn your job! The pay is good... Lots of mandatory overtime... The training is 6 weeks for call taking then after 10 months of call taking you have to pass dispatcher training. All training is paid. Overtime pay is nice. 25 years to retire... The values are courtesy professionalism and respect. Very rewarding experience! Lots of room to grow within the company...

    Cons

    Very stressful... Long Hours... If you don't pass training you are terminated. Probation is 18 mths must pass both training... Very difficult job and you must have tough skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management... Very intimidating at first but very helpful if you need assistance. Some individuals have a tough exterior and don't seem very sociable but you have to get pass that and learn how to interact with everyone especially when you need help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I found at the NYPD wonderful people and a great way to test your intelligence to the fullest. I'm proud of it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Safety Agent  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - School Safety Agent in Bronx, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I'm exclusively proud to say that I' will be a member of the NYPD forever.

    Cons

    I broke my left knee and was attack by ex supervisor for no apparent reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefits are wonderful there are no payment for clinics or hospital. The training is fabulous and it's a wonderful place to work. The NYPD is a wonderful place but sometimes can be dangerous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Job security, many different types of work, meet many different types of people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Police Officer  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Bronx, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You will meet a lot of new friends, as long as you show up and work, you will always have a job. Can semi retire after 20 yrs, and go on to a different career. Depending on your experience, there are many types of work (details)

    Cons

    You are a number. Most details depend on who you know. IF you do not have a family member that is high ranking, you can still go places, but you will have to woek very hard to get there. This can be a very dangerous job. At first, the pay is very low, and the hours you work could be very bad, unless you dont mind 8pm-430am with Tues and Wed off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont take everything so seriously. Just because you have rank, doesnt mean you have to be a mean person, or have to talk down to others, and it doesnt necessarily mean you are smarter than everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad. Use to be better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Police Department

    Pros

    Job security is the best thing about being on this job. There hasn't been a layoff since the 70's. I left a good paying job with the city to become a police officer with better job security.

    Cons

    Working with some supervisors that will not consider what you have to say.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Love it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great career, money is great

    Cons

    None to report at this time

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