Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
88 Reviews
3.2
88 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.  

    Good Internship Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Treasury in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Treasury in New York, NY

    I worked at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    Aviation Department

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    • 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 an 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
  3.  

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

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    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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Management Intern

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer at the Design Division

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    7.25 work hours, no accountability, don't have to do much work and get paid for it, pension, health benefits,don't have to know much

    Cons

    No raises for last 5 years, HR is running the organization to the gutter, benefits are being cut, managers are bias and apathy, typical government waste of money. poor management. management promotes wrong people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees instead of the governors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a whole lot of work, decent pay, great company to retire

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    From Good to Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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
  11.  

    Ok place to work, not much stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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