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New York Police Department CEO William J. Bratton
William J. Bratton
68 Ratings
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  • "Long hours, low pay, hated by a large segment of society(in 13 reviews)

  • "Very difficult to maintain a decent work/life balance(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits with good educational opportunities

    Cons

    Work schedule is tough but gets better with time

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    New York Police Department2019-02-22
  2. "Good pay and benefits but everyone is miserable"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Secure paycheck, secure career, great medical benefits, pension, vacation

    Cons

    You will work holidays, Sundays, feel tired/overworked, and everybody is miserable.

    New York Police Department2019-04-10
  3. "Great Job security, stressful job and commute"

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    Former Employee - Pct in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Job security Room for error, but not much

    Cons

    Stressful job Commute is horrible, depending where you live MANDATORY Overtime (happens anytime)

    New York Police Department2019-03-28
  4. "Low Morale"

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    Former Employee - Criminalist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you love forensic science and you dream of having the opportunity to experience training in different areas like constrolled substances, fingerprint analysis, etc. If you are a workaholic and don’t have a family or social life, and you are willing to work Mon-Sat, sometimes Sundays depending on the needs of the department and you love overtime. If you go on vacation sparingly, are rarely sick or need days off. This...

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    Cons

    If you enjoy traveling and would like the flexibility to do so, or have an illness that requires frequent health care or doctors visits, have a family or children that require you’re flexibility and availability then this might be a challenging job for you. You are expected to be there on time, to be ready to work endlesses on any number of cases that come in and work overtime and weekends. Penalties await otherwise.

    New York Police Department2019-02-28
  5. "Dont believes the hype"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, plenty of over time, good benefits, paid vacation

    Cons

    Over worked, play favoritism, barely have family or alone time, have to work at least 5 years before you see any good money or vacation. They hVe quotas on how many arrest and summonses you make

    Advice to Management

    Clean up house!

    New York Police Department2019-02-07
  6. "Na"

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    Former Employee - Police Sergeant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Meeting different people on a daily basis

    Cons

    Dangerous employment , sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    Na

    New York Police Department2019-01-18
  7. "Not what I expected :("

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

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helping others, the pay is not that bad , benefits are great

    Cons

    No work-life balance, Very Unprofessional specially some supervisors and principals, over worked ( 2 sometimes 3 consecutive days of 16 hours shift, every time your are sick you must bring a doctors note, if they mandate overtime (addl 8 hours after your normal 8 hour shift) and you are too tired to stay you must call out "sick" and can only return yo work with a doctors note.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors and principals need to have "people skills" the job is already stressful but the unprofessionalism and lack of people skills of some of managers make its difficult.

    New York Police Department2019-02-02
  8. "Police adminstrative aide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at New York Police Department

    Pros

    Good benefits Interesting departments Great start to prootion ladder

    Cons

    Various tour times, Location placement can be difficult depending on distance.

    New York Police Department2019-01-11
  9. "Difficult"

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

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Retirement at or after 22.5 years.Opportunities for growth, exam promotion after 3 years.

    Cons

    Low pay for first few years which is tough. Long hours away from home. You become different, the job changes you for worse. Thankless, and political. Have to be on your toes all the time. Dental insurance is not so great.

    New York Police Department2019-01-18
  10. "Video producer of internal and external videos at the NYPD"

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    Current Employee - Program Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job stability, over time, room for growth, people are usually helpful

    Cons

    Commute, not great equipment or resources, things move slowly because of the chain of command

    Advice to Management

    People who are experts in certain fields should be the only ones to contribute input.

    New York Police Department2018-12-28
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