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NY Parks and Recreation Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Babylon, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work-life balance was good.

    Cons

    I found that the change was too bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Toll Booth Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation part-time

    Pros

    Being outdoors , A/C in the booth, Friendly Staff, Free Admission

    Cons

    Only one day off a week and it took 3 weeks to recieve pay

  3. "Lifeguarding at Rockland Lake State Park"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great starting pay with built in raise after two years of experience. Hires lifeguards at age of 16, although preference is given to college students and older. No prior job experience needed. Very casual interview process, and you'll most likely get the job as long as you have your certs. Great first job experience. Vacations allowed.

    Cons

    Days worked are not consistent and can move around a lot (you may or may not like that). You have to work almost every weekend. Management can be strict on seemingly unimportant things. Checks are delayed 5 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent on enforcement of policies. Better communication and relationship between management and workers.


  4. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and great pay

    Cons

    had to work holidays and mostly understaff making the job much more chaotic

    Advice to Management

    hire more gaurds


  5. "Like a zoo"

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

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you don't like to work hard "EVER" and if you like people throwing men under the bus for personal gain ,if u like working for 6wk before you see a doller and making less then a 1,000 $ every two wks and getting 3¢ a hr pay raise ever 7yrs then this is the place for you

    Cons

    Everything!!! their is no up side beside working on the beach no person that works there cares ,the waste of taxpayers money,the lack of skilled men, a electrician 14yr working their can't install a light sad.

    Advice to Management

    Get people that work ,are skilled in there trade,and be more aware of the waste of material that is throne in the trash ,a guy dropped a valve inthe sand an he tossed it in the garbage ,$200 box of nail was but in the trash the wood "GOD" LEFT OUT SIDE AND PUT IN THE TRASH I CAN GO N BUT IT TO LONG OF A LIST


  6. "I liked working at Grafton Lakes State Park"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Maintenance Worker in Grafton, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Maintenance Worker in Grafton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The management was friendly. I was happy to have the opportunity to work here for a summer.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic to the point of being annoying

    Advice to Management

    Put more photos of the park online


  7. "park aide 2"

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    Former Employee - Park Aide LV in Kendall, NY
    Former Employee - Park Aide LV in Kendall, NY

    I worked at NY Parks and Recreation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working outside, being in nature.

    Cons

    You are only hired a seasonal worker.

  8. "NYS Parks"

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    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in East Patchogue, NY
    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in East Patchogue, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NY Parks and Recreation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interaction with people and continuation of EMT skills

    Cons

    Not permanent status and insufficient salary.


  9. "Summer Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The workers are very engaging

    Cons

    There is a time commitment to the application process


  10. "Grounds Crew"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work outside all day. Get to work with fun equipment.

    Cons

    Managers need to prove that they are in charge.


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