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New York State Police CEO George P. Beach
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  1. investigator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at New York State Police full-time

    Pros

    excellent pay, great people, It is a job you will always be proud of, and will set you up for corporate jobs in the future after retirement.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, hazzards of police work, sometimes physically and emotionally demanding. It is a para-military organization, so things are done a certain way.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the guys on the road and the investigators as to what they need as far as equipment and support. Too many decisions being made in Albany without consulting the guys who actually do the work

  2. Rewarding Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York State Police for more than 20 years

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to make significant contributions to your community. While at work or in an off duty capacity. You develop lasting and significant relationships in a strong military like environment. There's always something new and different around the corner.

    Cons

    Like any job it has it's flaws in Supervision and structure. Along with the new found media contempt of law enforcement.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the merit of each individual and help him/her achieve their potential. Instead of stifling their growth. Support your people and your career will take care of itself.

  3. Trooper Thruway (2005-2007)

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    Former Employee - Trooper in Tarrytown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New York State Police full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent for what the job really is.

    Cons

    All about numbers. Pressure tickets tickets tickets. Stetson flying away down the thruway with terrible weather. I could go on and on. Resigned and joined NCPD best move ever.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your office and be a cop.

  4. Helpful (4)

    Civilian Employment

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at New York State Police full-time

      Pros

      Not very deserving for any pros.

      Cons

      The agency will interview you and take 3-6 months to get back to you. They will then perform a background check for 2-3 months and ask you for ridiculous details. They will want to speak to your current employer even without a guaranteed employment offer. The job description will carry incomplete information on basic stuff like typical work day, vacation overtime hours, promotion prospects, etc and when asked people...

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      Advice to Management

      Please try to work with people who face real problems due to your hiring process and understand that it is a full right of the person who is to be employed to demand clarity of what they are being offered!

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      NYSP

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at New York State Police

      Pros

      Excellent career. Great people who strive to be the best.

      Cons

      may have to move if you want that promotion

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      Associate budgeting analyst

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at New York State Police full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great place to work. Good job security you don't have to worry about getting fired without a reason, everyone works together well.

      Cons

      Internal disagreements. Some people are petty and hold grudges if you get promoted and they do not. Bosses can be a bit strict

      Advice to Management

      Work on team building and getting everyone to work together to put out the best work from the department as a whole rather than every man for himself

    • Police

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      Former Employee - State Trooper in Rochester, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at New York State Police full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The best Police Training Advancement Self Directed Benefits

      Cons

      Work all 12 hour rotating shifts

    • Helpful (1)

      Outstanding career opportunities.

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at New York State Police full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The pay and benefits are very good. A lot of different career paths are available, from uniform supervision to plain clothes BCI.

      Cons

      Swing shifts, stationed away from home. All of the cons do not mean much as the pros far outweigh the cons

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      Little hope for civilians

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at New York State Police full-time

      Pros

      Working with Troopers can be fun. They are a hard working bunch and most have good senses of humor.

      Cons

      Like any civil service job, the civilians who have managed to stay on are overpaid and do nothing, and management refuses to acknowledge it. The new folks are underpaid and do all the work, so they get burned out and resentful. VERY little promotion potential and little recognition for hard work. It's simply not worth building a career here.

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      Excellent Benefits

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      Current Employee - Forensic Scientist in Mechanicville, NY
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at New York State Police for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Working for the state provides excellent benefits. You are able to choose the shift you work, so you can work around child care, etc.

      Cons

      Morale is very low, overtime is required, management does little to address employee concerns.

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