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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Reviews

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86%
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91%
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Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pay was great, opportunity for overtime, good benefits(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good pay if you're livinf pay to pay(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no cons about this job as long as you do your job you are fine(in 7 reviews)

  • "The weather long hours early rising(in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Maintenance"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation part-time

      Pros

      It was safe and the work hours fit right into my schedule

      Cons

      No comments, its overall a great company to work with

      New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-03-11
    • "Good job"

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

      I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Great job with good benefits. If you like outdoors

      Cons

      It’s a grind. Day in day out year after year.

      Advice to Management

      Don’t expect to much from your workforce

      New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-04-20
    • "good job"

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      Former Employee - City Park Worker 

      I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      choose your hours, room to grow

      Cons

      working outside all day was annoying

      New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-04-07
    • "Pretty great"

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      Former Employee - Camp Counselor 
      Recommends

      I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time

      Pros

      Connecting with kids Friendly environment

      Cons

      Some workers don't care as much as others

      Advice to Management

      Do full back round checks on workers

      New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-04-02
    • "Overall a very positive experience"

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      Current Employee - Project Development Coordinator 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time

      Pros

      -Interacting with the public -Exposure to issues in every borough -Plenty of interesting work to go around -Excellent health + pension benefits

      Cons

      -NYC Politics -Either very old or very young staff

      New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-03-15
    • "Great Entry To Work World"

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        Former Employee - Manager 
        Recommends

        I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Terrific place to work. A lot of learning opportunities.

        Cons

        Compensation was fairly low comparatively.

        New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-02-27
      • "Great job for students"

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        Current Employee - Lifeguard in Coney Island, NY
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good pay, health benefits, stay in shape

        Cons

        Sucks you in and before you know it you’re a 50 yo lifeguard

        Advice to Management

        Treat employees like adults not children

        New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-02-19
      • "Lifeguarding greatest thing you'll ever do."

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        Current Employee - Lifeguard in Brooklyn, NY
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Family like atomshpere,fun but serious at the same time

        Cons

        Some of management lack understand and trust sometimes.

        New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-01-09
      • "Special Events Coordinator"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time

          Pros

          Great location in Central Park

          Cons

          Highly bureaucratic work place with processes that didn't make a lot of sense

          New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2018-12-21
        • Helpful (1)

          "Great Work, Not Great Management"

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          Former Employee - Gardener I in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Get to be outside almost every day, using your hands all the time, learning uncommon skills like power tool use, herbicide use, stay active, get to learn the ins and outs of New York City really well

          Cons

          Management was not receptive to feedback. People were entrenched in their roles so much that criticisms didn't do much, or took a very long time to sink in. There was no dialogue between G1s and G2s or managers above G2s, it just felt like G1s were told what to do and had to obey without thought or question.

          Advice to Management

          Respect G1s. Listen if they say there's potentially a different or better way to do something. Take their ideas sometimes, make it actually collaborative.

          New York City Department of Parks and Recreation2019-01-02
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