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Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good work life balance exists. The work is not extremely demanding but proves to be enjoyable and fulfilling.

    Cons

    The pay could be better and there could be more opportunities for internally growth. But this job is like any in politics, it is all about who you meet.


  2. Not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not a bad job. Good public policy experience and generally flexible hours.

    Cons

    Hard work during budget season and the end of session. It totally varies drastically depending on who you work for.


  3. Administrative Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It totally depends on who you fork for, but regardless the salary is not going to be there.

    Cons

    Long hours and not much positive feedback. Not much respect from people who are aware of the Albany legislature's reputation.


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  5. If you work for a good Assembly Member it can be a very enjoyable learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Communications Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Communications Director in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits - health insurance, 401K - tons of vacation/personal days.

    Cons

    Low pay, limited room for advancement


  6. Great place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meet lots of people Hone your communications and people skills Learn about issues affecting New York Good state benefits

    Cons

    Low pay Not a lot of room to grow Takes a while for anything to happen

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more growth among your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    Full of awesome people; however, don't plan on getting a raise...ever.

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    Current Employee - District Office Manager
    Current Employee - District Office Manager

    I have been working at New York State Assembly full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Assembly is full of great people. Most everyone I've dealt with is always willing to assist in any way they can. The work is pretty interesting.

    Cons

    - Salary is fairly low, with no hope for an increase. It's a shame, because most people I know love their job here, but cannot afford to stay. - No overtime pay. - No reimbursement for gas when driving around on official business. - Dealing with constituents can be very, very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be an increased staff budget. Maybe locality pay for those in certain districts, or some kind of pay grade system. The legislators are most likely going to be getting a raise to over 100k soon, and I do not expect the staff to see an increase at all.


  8. Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The opportunities given was good. I learned a lot of issues going on I didbt know about.

    Cons

    The way my job was set up

    Advice to Management

    More interesting things incorporated with the job


  9. Helpful (1)

    Overworked and underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Assembly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation time. Flexibility varies depending on the time of year and who your manager is.

    Cons

    No overtime. Work days can run 15+ hours during session. Great if you love working for free! Limited mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making people stay for the entirety of session, when the days activities are not pertinent to their work.


  10. Legislative Associate

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    Current Employee - Legislative Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legislative Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York State Assembly full-time

    Pros

    The people are nice. Fellow employees are very helpful and fun to work with. They are also very professional. Everyone works together.

    Cons

    Elected officials have different wants and needs. Most of them are nice and easy to deal with. But everyone knows, some of them are not so easy to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice others give you.


  11. Solid internship. Wish I could've gotten hired to a full-time postition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of lovely people, really good experience for anyone interested in politics/government. Networking opportunity of a lifetime

    Cons

    Hours can be brutal during some parts of Session. Work flow fluxes dramatically from one week to the next due to, you guessed it, politics. Old computer system can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Update computer systems, stop relying on paper so much. Don't be so steeped in tradition that it battles common sense.



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