New York Public Library Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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3.8
77%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
Approve of CEO
New York Public Library President Anthony Marx
Anthony Marx
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "NYPL really takes care of their employees(in 20 reviews)

  • "Great colleagues and flexible hours(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "I chatted with patrons about good books(in 17 reviews)

  • "considering non-profit, low pay(in 16 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
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  1. "Great workplace with great coworkers and supervisor."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot of Software Engineering essentials while building projects. Fun place to work. Chilled out environment.

    Cons

    No cons for this job.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Summer Internship in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and flexible hours

    Cons

    Some days, the hours are till 8 PM.


  3. "Good fun place"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Administrator 

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Good fun place to work!

    Cons

    Few Hours means lower pay

  4. "Good Starter role"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Tutor 

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Reasonable expectations for Part Time Employee

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity to grow

  5. "Library Page"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Library Page 

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours for a college hours.

    Cons

    Certain customers are hard to deal with

  6. COVID-19

    "Wonderful, peaceful, helpful"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Library Page in East Aurora, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Quiet place, very accepting of everyone, extremely helpful to patrons

    Cons

    Forced to reduce hours due to COVID-19

  7. "Fantastic job for students"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Easy workload, chill and professional environment

    Cons

    The library is currently closed

  8. "Friendly"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at New York Public Library full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, good pace, and growth.

    Cons

    Busy traffic but it’s a beautiful day to walk and start the day.

  9. "Great job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    learned something new everyday at this job

    Cons

    the hours very long at this job

  10. "Amazing experienc e"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure, networking, laughter and growth

    Cons

    I really can not think of any cons

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