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New York Civil Service Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent access to work with professionals in a union work place serving people with disabilities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Civil Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional job with chance for advancement and opportunity to serve youth and adults with disabilities in a systemic manner improving access to their educations.

    Cons

    Morale is low due to work volume and need for reorganization of support staff structure and tasks. Consider better access to flexible schedules for computer based jobs to include telecommuting from home 2-4 days per week. This is currently not allowed even for health reasons. For work that is so computer based and can essentially be done anywhere there is wifi there must be a way to measure accountability to allow for this more personal and family friendly concept

    Advice to Management

    Hire more persons of middle or late middle age and more women. Consider experience that is cross correlated and community experience as well as education.


  2. "dysfunctional management - department of financial services banking division"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    benfits
    work-life balance
    substantively interesting work
    retirement package

    Cons

    the executive deputy superintendent is incompetent and unqualified for her role
    excessive turnover among deputy superintendents
    extensive reivew of everything by legal is intended to shield the exec dep from responsibility for decisions but slows everything down

    Advice to Management

    this review is about the department of financial services banking division, because there's a job posting from banking that appears under new york state department of civil service. this is the old New York State Banking Department.

    banking - you can not continue to marginalize experienced career staff with lawyers lawyers and more lawyers, at least not ones that don't know what they're doing. your banking exec deps have been one worse than the next. the experience and knowledge of your career staff is ignored or viewed as counterindication of what to do. the whole place is grinding to a halt.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "broken agency"

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

    Pros

    work life balance, manageable hours, health insurance, no weekends.

    Cons

    retirement plan is now inadequate. upper level of management "executive deputies" is incompetent. I made it through three since they merged banking and insurance. every one was worse than the last. they never listened to the career experts recommendations and finally the work just stopped. nothing gets approved. if you are junior in your career as an examiner or doing applications, you'll learn. learn and then move on. It can take a very long time to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    you really need middle / upper management who understand the business. by the time i left I was on our third "executive deputy" and it was impossible to get anything done. it's even worse now from the people I talk to who are still there. you have to take seriously getting qualified people in their places. your political hires are your own worst enemies.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awful management"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My favorite part of the job, was the people I had the chance to work with and friendships I made.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't get reprimanded like they should because of how they are appointed into their position.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like equals, give credit where credit is due and don't take credit for others hard work.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Personnel Consultant in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Personnel Consultant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Civil Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, satisfying and challenging work

    Cons

    Limited Resources in all areas - hr, it, legal support, etc. Morale is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Need long term vision and leadership for agency. Need to redefine our agency to meet today's public sector hr needs.


  6. "Experience as Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Civil Service as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can be a good place to get some experience if you're just starting out; very low expectations, so anything you do is almost above and beyond

    Cons

    no real career aspects; the culture strongly disincentivizes initiative and creativity

    Advice to Management

    find ways to really encourage new ideas and bring in fresh talent


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Career Change from an AT&T Operator"

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    Current Employee - Development Assistant
    Current Employee - Development Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Civil Service part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are plentiful. Educational benefits are satisfacotry

    Cons

    Aministration is challenging to work with. Hours are stinky. It takes 25 years to get a day job. Co-workers have challenging behaviors due to closte working proximity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to take advantage of theemployees. Institue a bonus program based on performance. Listen actively to staff working in the field.