Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
93 Reviews
3.3
93 Reviews
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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Patrick J. Foye
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, compensation was pretty good, and employees were very friendly (in 6 reviews)

  • Broad range of facilities, career experience, great benefits, work-life balance (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • I have no complains, really like the work environment, you get exposed to real work (in 3 reviews)

  • Politicians and political hacks from both states take all of the interesting and important projects (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    Pros

    Friendly Staff and you get to travel to different facilities

    Cons

    Not much to complain about from an internship perspective

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Sad, Sad, Sinking Ship ...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy and unchallenging work environment.
    Excellent Work/Life Balance (most employees come in late and leave early as payback for low salaries)
    Great place to mindlessly collect pension and focus on other things in your life.

    Cons

    No one cares about the future of the agency.
    Poor employee morale (offices are bland and employees do nothing but complain)
    Poor compensation and reducing benefits
    Human Resources does not understand the long term implications of their poor decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to find innovators to help resuscitate this company.
    Shift organizational focus back to transportation and away from the current Human Resource based cost cutting machine.
    Remove 6-year pay freeze and start compensating fairly. (employees need 10% increase across the board just to get within the low end of acceptable salaries)
    Need to plan for future - Most new employees don't last a year, and the increasing number of retirements is reducing the insitutional knowledge and talent pool within the agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting projects, slow pace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leadership Fellow in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Leadership Fellow in New York, NY

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work on large scale infrastructure projects that are essential to the region; diversity of options

    Cons

    Work ca be slow; bad technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    Pros

    port authority has a great working environment

    Cons

    i had a very good experience

  6.  

    Great Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Management Intern in Newark, NJ
    Former Intern - Management Intern in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work experience. Coming from a civil engineering background it was a great experience working with project management on a rehabilitation job at Newark Airport. Grateful to have more of a mentor then a supervisor.

    Cons

    Depending on where you are located being an intern is a little difficult to find more assignments when you finish something. The tasks are manageable but being an intern its hard to continue when you don't know whats the next step or who to go to next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce interns too everyone they may need to be in contact with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ten year employee. Company is stove piped but getting better. Everything moves extremely slow, like a time slippage.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    Pros

    Exposure to a good variety of work, with a regional spin. Easygoing co-workers, and attitude in general

    Cons

    Highly political, most of the perks were recently taken away affecting mostly middle management. Little processes for true accountability. Systems and policies are still disjointed and not standardized across the board. Workers seem tired and disenfranchised from being beat up by upper management over the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is pretty clear than all of the new policies discourage longevity. Therefore employees who have been there 5-10 years need to make a decision as to whether or not to leave. So much institutional knowledge is being wiped away, why is management doubling down on that?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Internship Program

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

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company treats interns with respect, they are actually apart of the team and participate on projects

    Cons

    I did not learn any new skills I just applied what I already knew

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Aviation Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, good work atmosphere, welcoming, part of management team as intern

    Cons

    takes a while to get an entry level opportunity as very low entry level jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The agency needs to have some plan on how to keep people when they pay for their MBA. People do MBA but not many opportunity to promote them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Management Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer ManagementTSD in Staten Island, NY
    Former Intern - Summer ManagementTSD in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice, and helpful, gives great career and education advise
    I was allowed to do my own thing
    Wasnt any micro mangers, which is great
    Salary is pretty good for interns as well

    Cons

    Could be boring at times, not enough word to do sometimes too.
    The company doesnt offer full time eployment opportunites for interns regardless of how well they did during the internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some more real work jobs for summer interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering design and management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of engineering work and challenges. In the past high level of technical expertise and company appreciation for technical knowledge. Engineering work included design of electrical systems such as power distribution, controls, lighting, fire alarms, generators, etc.
    Wide range of assignments from large complex multimillion dollar projects to routine small work orders. Experience includes design engineering, engineering management and construction supervision. Managing concurrently numerous projects.

    Cons

    Recent politicizing of working environment and lower level.of technical expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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