Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
83 Reviews
3.3
83 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering design and management

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    • 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
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Procurement Intern in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience and valuable skills learnt

    Cons

    Promotions or benefits during the course of internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Management Intern

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

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an intern (less than an 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
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    Not a whole lot of work, decent pay, great company to retire

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxing place to work for. There is more downtime than work time.

    Cons

    Hard to get promotions. Very bureaucratic. Not a great place for beginning of career but great place to retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management lacks hard direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    From Good to Bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, tuition reimbursement, benefits, pension, and the ability to move around departments and facilities to obtain a diverse skill set. Not a company you would want to stay for the long run, but is a good start out of college.

    Cons

    Eroding benefits and salary freeze. This company is all about who you know, and not about what you know. Many of the employees are just counting days to retire and are disgruntled from the years of salary freeze.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once a great company has been ruined by corrupt politicians. Treat everybody equally and if you create rules for one, make sure you enforce it for all. Don't tell people you cannot give raises but turn around and give yourself a raise. Remember, our salaries are public so you can't hide it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok place to work, not much stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jamaica, NY

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

    Pros

    You do have a life beyond the job, the job stops at the door.

    Cons

    No money, not big bonus like private industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good internship experience

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

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are many interesting projects, good pay, good work environment and people passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    bureaucracy made it really difficult to get necessary programs to perform the work required for the job.

  9.  

    Great job with good opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Police Detective in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Police Detective in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    politicians sticking their nose in the operation of the Port Authority's daily routine

    Cons

    Target of terrorists and politicians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put carreer people in top places and the Port Authority will be great again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good Internship Program

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity - was able to work with a number of different people on sizeable projects. Everyone else is generally really friendly, with something of an open-door policy.

    Cons

    Getting hiring and other HR-related paperwork in/processed can take a while.

  11.  

    Multi-industry company, great place to learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    Pros

    PA has a strong regional impact and footprint, has dedicated and specialized employees. Opportunity to grow and work on unique projects.

    Cons

    Negative employee morale due to external political interference, benefits are being cut, declining reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The PA was not meant to be just any other government agency. What made it great in the first place was its quasi-public culture where world-class talent came to work on world-class projects, without the world-class bureaucracy. Freezing wages doesn't help - shedding political appointees will help.

    Approves of CEO

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