New York Police Department

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New York Police Department Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
78 Reviews
4.1
78 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 7 reviews)

  • the police department has great benefits packages (in 5 reviews)


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

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

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  1.  

    I had an amazing experience at this job where i learned many things.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Police Department

    Pros

    they help you grow and polish your expertise.

    Cons

    Nothing that i can point out. They're very professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  2.  

    SSA

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Police Department

    Pros

    no weekends a lot of ot

    Cons

    The Bosses Suck they are all scared

  3.  

    Satisfying career With a positive record for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lieutenant Commander NYPD in College Point, NY
    Current Employee - Lieutenant Commander NYPD in College Point, NY

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

    Pros

    An exciting career with the opportunity to work in a wide range of units.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive with other departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Supervisors Hit or Miss

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

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

    Pros

    Worked both inside and outside. Outside had a lot more freedom, no micromanaging. Inside you were safe but could get bored. Great benefits. Love retiring young.

    Cons

    Working outside of course, you deal with unstable dangerous situations, not to mention crappy weather. Inside, the wrong supervisor could make your job hell. Hard job that can take a toll on your mental health, if you are not careful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Most fun volunteer experience I have ever had

    Former Employee - Youth Officer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Youth Officer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at New York Police Department as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Never a boring day, police officers are friendly and hilarious

    Cons

    Nothing to really complain about it was a great experience for me

  7.  

    Review of a career in the NYPD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    The camaraderie, the satisfaction of being able to make a difference in the community as well as help others, and the benefits.

    Cons

    The large bureaucracy, the excessive paperwork, the difficult people, the criminals, the stress of possibly being injured or killed and the difficult bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management should consider getting out into the field and experiencing what the officer go through on a daily basis, less focus on numbers and more focus on working with the community.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A lifetime of experience can be learned working for the NYPD

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and growth and you can learn so many things in all the units available

    Cons

    Sometimes the political aspect and criticism can be overwhelming even if your trying to do the right thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your subordinates a little more they're what makes the N.Y.P.D function.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    NYPD has earned it's reputation as the premier law enforcement agency in the world with good reason!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Queens, KY
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Queens, KY

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about the NYPD is that there are so many opportunities for advancement and assignment variety. A street cop can work his way up through the ranks with equal opportunity. Diversity of assignments is critical because you have the opportunity to get a new job every few yearsbwhilebatayimg with the same employer.

    Cons

    NYPD will try to work with staff to try to make sure and assignment works for you and your family, but if it doesn't, you could be stuck there a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rank and file cops have lots of good insight to offer. Their opinions should be given greater weight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good government job

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

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Secure job. Good medical benefits (dental benefits are dependent on the union you're in). Good pay salary for all ranks.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Stupidity gets rewarded; intelligence gets punished. Sometimes someone who just takes a test thinks they know everything once they're promoted into rank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is an incompetent fool. Actually take heed to some suggestions from the ground troops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (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

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