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New York City Department of Sanitation Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "Emergency Snow Laborer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Snow Laborer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Emergency Snow Laborer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at New York City Department of Sanitation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can be easy in groups to shovel snow
    Easy money
    Raises to 20 dollars an hour after 40+ hours a week

    Cons

    Co-workers (You might work along jerks who are homeless, that was my experience. Also if you're young you tend to get treated as if you are a fool by them. The actually full time employees of the DOS treat you nicely though. Don't be too bothered by the other snow laborers. My suggestion is to work with friends if you have any)

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to the other groups who aren't actually shoveling and not doing their jobs. We had a shoveling group was on the wrong route and was on ours and was telling us oh we didn't need to shovel this or that and to only shovel this much. The amount they told us to shovel barely left a good amount for people to cross the roads.


  2. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Sanitation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a summer intern, and found that it was a great first internship experience. I had opportunities to learn about and get involved with many projects.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons.


  3. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Sanitation part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great coworkers. Lots of new projects to take on

    Cons

    Some people seem very power hungry

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Sanitation part-time

    Pros

    Good Entry level position and experience.

    Cons

    There were no cons I have no complaints about the department of sanitation.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  6. "Bureau Contracting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Bureau Contracting Officer (BCO) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Bureau Contracting Officer (BCO) in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Sanitation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have learned to meet all goals; I have found the courtesy, and diplomacy to keep business flowing smoothly. I am prepared to anticipate and meet all your expectations.

    Cons

    None
    You must keep the good work going till the end of service.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Good Work


  7. "office clerk"

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    Former Employee - Administrative/Clerical in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative/Clerical in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York City Department of Sanitation (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to deal with the pubic and also the employees were very friendly

    Cons

    There were no cons I have no complaints about the department of sanitation.

    Advice to Management

    I HAVE NO ADVICE


  8. "snow laborer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    were responsible for individual performance.

    Cons

    Containing and maintaining an area worked public as well as private positions, site location, and cycled tascs;

    Advice to Management

    I have outstanding references


  9. "Sanitation worker/gu"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Greatest civil service job in the world.

    Cons

    There are no cons to the job. Everything is based on senority

    Advice to Management

    Excellent. Civil service exams


  10. "Clerical Associate 3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many opportunities available within if you apply yourself ..

    Cons

    The pay needs to be increased.


  11. "Good benefits, bad beaurocrats"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    Pros

    Benefits, strong union,
    Cant be fired unless you kill someone,
    No stress after signing out

    Cons

    Whirwind of tyranny and good old boys at the top, uneducated and corrupt, threatened with complaints and write-ups, suspensions daily

    Advice to Management

    Stop having us cater to beaurocracy as long as things get done



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