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Updated Dec 3, 2022

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Found 774 of over 879 reviews
3.6
64% Recommend to a Friend
City of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
27% Approve of CEO

Found 774 of over 879 reviews

3.6
64%
Recommend to a Friend
27%
Approve of CEO
City of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
234 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great Benefits and if you like working with kids it's rewarding.(in 109 reviews)
  • "The City is great for people who will raise their hand and volunteer to to try new projects since there's always something interesting but underresourced.(in 50 reviews)
  • "Set times and good pension(in 35 reviews)
  • "great job security and low expectations(in 27 reviews)
  • "Hours are very easy and make for a good work/life balance.(in 20 reviews)
Cons
  • "Many people have student loans which need to be paid and it is difficult to do so with low salaries.(in 42 reviews)
  • "The pay is low for the hours and the work required to be able to make substantial impact.(in 32 reviews)
  • "poor management and not as helpful for talent development(in 22 reviews)
  • "The hours are long and require you to be available 24/7(in 18 reviews)
  • "Lifers are apathetic, when you have a bad manager the day can be miserable.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    na

    Oct 18, 2022 - Teacher, Elementary School 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Hours, a very rewarding career.

    Cons

    Don't have any cons to tell.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Small Agency

    Nov 24, 2022 - Supervising Probation Officer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at NYC Probation. The agency was once a great place to work. The workforce is predominantly black and brown women and therefore, are treated unfairly. What may surprise you is that, the leadership is also made up of this same demographic. The moral and conditions have declined under their leadership. If you can avoid working here, do so. If your passion is in law enforcement get the experience and move on to NYS Parole, NYPD, or Federal Parole.

    Cons

    Narcissistic Leadership Little to No Enthusiasm Lack of Communication or Negative Communication High Turnover Cliques, Gossip, and Rumors

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    Dec 3, 2022 - Mechanic 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good environment

    Cons

    No bonuses and restrictive time off

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Teacher

    Dec 1, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and health benefits

    Cons

    Students are difficult and curriculum is always changing

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Schools

    Nov 21, 2022 - School Psychologist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with kids, summers off, make a difference

    Cons

    limited resources, not enough pay, multiple schools

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    NYPD

    Nov 21, 2022 - Detective in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime, easy extra cash

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, no time to spend extra cash

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Elementary Sped Teacher

    Nov 11, 2022 - Special Education Teacher, Elementary School 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and collaborating with other dedicated teachers

    Cons

    Many students are placed in the wrong setting and it can be difficult to get them the services that they need. Excessive paperwork and an over-focus on data vs. effective instruction.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Community coordinator

    Nov 17, 2022 - Community Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience, great work and life experience.

    Cons

    Slow hiring process it can take months.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Job

    Nov 3, 2022 - Garbage Truck Driver in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits love keeping city clean

    Cons

    Dealing with Angry City People

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee

    no growth or communication

    Nov 22, 2022 - Secretary 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    people are nice depending on where you work

    Cons

    the pay is not the great and leadership needs a lot of work

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City of New York Reviews FAQs

City of New York has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 879 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at City of New York to a friend and 42% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, City of New York employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at City of New York. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

64% of City of New York employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated City of New York 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at City of New York to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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