Suffolk County, New York

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Suffolk County, New York Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Legal Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quality of life (work/life) balance, amazing coworkers, satisfaction of knowing you are doing good for your community, pension, and great health benefits (medical, vision, dental), and partially subsidized other benefits such as tax preparation and purchase of glasses or contacts etc.

    Cons

    Salary is not livable for Long Island if you have law school debt. There is a residency requirement also, so no trying to live in spots closer to the city. There are loan forgiveness programs but you will live on a shoe string budget for all those years. It's sad so many have second jobs to supplement income. I think many people would stay forever if they could afford to do so...

    Advice to Management

    Updated technology and communication between bureaus.


  2. Examiner I

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    Current Employee - Examiner I in Great River, NY
    Current Employee - Examiner I in Great River, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Suffolk County, New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Medical Benefits and Pension, Vision and Dental included

    Cons

    Very busy office. Promotion based not by merit, but by passing exam. No real reflection of qualification of work ethic

    Advice to Management

    Need to motivate employees rather than having them just collect a paycheck. Many cant be fired because they are in union and very difficult to get rid of dead weight


  3. Suffolk County

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suffolk County, New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, holidays and work schedule in a relaxed working environment. Opportunity for long term employment with a diversity of job areas.

    Cons

    Unfortunately a very political environment which makes it difficult to put into place or execute any long term planning. Fits the government stereotype in many ways

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that Suffolk County needs to improve it's economic environment and keep young people if it expects to have a future


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Stable work, quality of work depends on which department you are in, varies considerably

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Health Sanitarian in Yaphank, NY
    Current Employee - Public Health Sanitarian in Yaphank, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Suffolk County, New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly secure work despite some layoffs, good work life balance, decent opportunities to move up, lots of autonomy, work as hard or as little as you want

    Cons

    Favoritism even with exams, inefficient, frustrating place for high achievers, departments are disconnected


  6. Helpful (1)

    DSS

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Former Employee - Clerk in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suffolk County, New York part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great helping other people, work environment is relaxed

    Cons

    technology and systems are very out of date, clients can be a handful at times


  7. Helpful (1)

    Dept. of Health

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Health Sanitarian in Farmingville, NY
    Former Employee - Public Health Sanitarian in Farmingville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Suffolk County, New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent boss: knowledgeable, dedicated, helpful, and provided new employees with scaffolding for success

    Cons

    Budget crisis in County effects last hired

    Advice to Management

    Politics interfere with projects.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Seasonal Employment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid Back Environment. Mostly all friendly people. Feel comfortable and not stressed.

    Cons

    Low pay. Some rude people.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Ok summer job in Parks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Suffolk County, New York part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Somewhat relaxed work environment Friendly co-workers Minimal red tape Working outside a plus 90% of the time

    Cons

    They keep you to 35 hours Could have better oversight of workers (I had some lazy co-workers) Job demands were variable. Some days tough, other days really relaxed. Pay was not much higher than min wage Have to work weekends

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice, they do what they can with a limited budget and I respect them for that.


  10. Suffolk PD

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Yaphank, NY
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Yaphank, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suffolk County, New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding salary and benefits, great lifetime pension ,lifetime healthcare ,A job that has meaning with a feeling of personal accomplishment

    Cons

    strict reliance on civil service exams for promotion

    Advice to Management

    listen to the Police Officers ,many of them are highly educated ,dedicated workers who can contribute to the goals and objectives of the department.


  11. Infrastructure Manager

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Manager in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Manager in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Suffolk County, New York full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership in the IT department and chance to work with relevant technologies.

    Cons

    Administration decisions have destroyed moral and focus of department.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the Directors and Commissioners of the County departments.



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