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NY Parks and Recreation Reviews

Updated January 15, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "NYS Parks"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. "Horticulture department grade 6"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Horticulture in Niagara Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Horticulture in Niagara Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I work outdoors with flowers an trees cutting grass an helping with the tourist an the locals at the parks

    Cons

    Stress from work an working through breaks an not getting time off for doctors appointment an time off for vacation

    Advice to Management

    Be at there side an give them some a vice an show them you are glad to have them working for you an respect


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    there are good hours to work

    Cons

    some customer complaints/customers are hard to deal with


  10. "Recreation job"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Webster, NY
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Webster, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NY Parks and Recreation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment with fairly flexible scheduling

    Cons

    No full time opportunities available as of now


  11. "Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was located in Letchworth State Park, which in itself is beautiful. Generally speaking, the people who work there have a love for the park and are like one big family.

    Cons

    Working with certain park patrons was very challenging at times.



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