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"slow, public sector job"

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Current Employee - Operator in New York, NY
Current Employee - Operator in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at New York Public Library full-time (More than a year)

Pros

very laid back. room for growth for junior staff.

Cons

I work in ITG and find it a bit behind everything in terms of technology. It's a small organization, so your exposure to tech is limited. certainly no the creme of the crop..

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good cause, Excellent benefits, Rigid Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Library full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Excellent opportunities for librarians working in specialized fields, Unusually high compensation for librarians, Supportive learning and development department. The opportunity to work at one of the best libraries in the world.

    Cons

    Lots of uncertainty about funding and constant threat of lay-offs. Evenings and weekends are usually required even in positions that would not normally require them--professionals who are not librarians. Very active rumor mill.

    Advice to Management

    The flat organizational structure seems to be more of a myth than a reality. The only evidence I saw of it in my tenure there was a sharp reduction in administrative support, and executive responsibility without empowering professional and clerical staff to take more control over their work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "They take advantage of students"

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    Former Employee - Library Page in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Library Page in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a flexible job hours, librarians do alright.

    Cons

    Very low pay, management is reluctant to offer raises but the keep promising raises to keep you around. Staff is unpleasant

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat students like idiot's


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