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City of New York Reviews

Updated September 4, 2018
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  • "Civil Service test is needed to get jobs" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Politics, red tape, technology, equipment" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I Am Presently Retired From the City of New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - I Am Presently Retired From the City of New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Earned Vacation, Job Security , Rewarding Experience.

    Cons

    There is really no cons to the job!


  2. "Community coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Community Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of New York full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and some people are nice

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow in any department

  3. "City of NY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of New York full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Rewarding work, Very good work/Life balance

    Cons

    High turn over of political appointments damages continuity


  4. "Most Unprofessional and Mentally Unstable Work Environment Ever Experienced"

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    Former Employee - Community Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Community Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary for those people brought on when the unit first began, flex time.

    Cons

    Everything else... Culture, unprofessionalism, lack of growth, inexperienced and unqualified management (including community coordinators)

    Advice to Management

    hire people who actually know what they are doing. Empower and listen to your employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Blah"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in government is secure, and it offers good benefits, and an ok pension (still going to need to contribute greatly into a 401K, can't live off of pension).

    Cons

    It is so boring and slow!!! I can't think of any occupation in the municipal government that will excited you enough to "want" to get out of bed. You'll be checking your calendar everyday counting down the +20 years of the same repetitive nonsense you'll have to do day-in and day-out.

    Advice to Management

    None. You're tied down by bureaucracy. This is the name of the game. It all sucks.


  6. "Captain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are uno pros.

    Cons

    there are many cons.

    Advice to Management

    work on professionalism.


  7. "Do Better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of New York full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits and consistency in schedule.

    Cons

    Nepotism and poor management. Bad leaders are promoted.

  8. "Civil engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of New York full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to work. Slow growth.

    Cons

    Salary is pretty low compared to city's expense.


  9. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of New York full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and good people

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Set expectations to complete things faster


  10. "business analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment, relax working

    Cons

    I am not sure about this


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