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City of New York CEO Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
77 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work on variety of projects to expand skills; good work-life balance; strong learning and development program(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great benefits at a rewarding career(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Civil Service test is needed to get jobs(in 11 reviews)

  • "There seems to be little room for growth within the organization, and a high turnover rate(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - I Am Presently Retired From the City of New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of New York full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There is really no cons to the job!

  2. "My time working for the New York city was great"

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    Former Employee - Clerical Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of New York part-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    There are no downsides at all

  3. "City Worker"

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    Former Employee - Fraud Investigator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of New York full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great training for to add to your resume

    Cons

    Unprofessional work environment, promotions based on favoritism

  4. "Long Term Stability with Permanent Civil Service Status"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Construction Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of New York full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Stable income, good benefits, retirement plan, 457 savings plan, union protection.

    Cons

    Takes time to move up, might have to move around to different agencies to climb up the ladder quicker if that's what you want. No bonuses or merit pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the experience your senior employees bring to the table.

  5. "Its a great secure job"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of New York for more than a year

    Pros

    You have a lot of free time

    Cons

    There isn't much opportunity to grow

  6. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - UX Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of New York full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Talented employees, opportunity to wear different hats and work on a variety of different projects.

    Cons

    There aren't many opportunities to advance at your job.

  7. "construction inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of New York full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good starting pay o.t opportunity retirement

    Cons

    none its great to work for the city

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities"

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

    I have been working at City of New York full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Work on variety of projects to expand skills; good work-life balance; strong learning and development program.

    Cons

    Still entering the digital age with technology and automation; telecommuting not an option for most.

  9. "Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement plan.

    Cons

    You are not valued, no consideration for personal issues.

  10. "Community coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Community Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of New York full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Benefits and some people are nice

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow in any department

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