Fun workplace with horse racing and people from all different walks of life
Accounts Receivable/Payable/Admin Assistant (Former Employee) – Ozone Park, NY – July 19, 2013
My typical day at work was not the same every day. There is no day that had the same event. My core job responsibilities were the same, but because of the position that I worked in as the assistant to the Controller and support for the finance and accounting department my responsibilities were different on a daily basis.
Working at NYRA I was not confined to just my department. I had interactions with other departments, I had interactions even with the patrons. On any given day I never know what to expect, but I learned to be more patient. Patient when an irate patron calls and I am on the phone with them but it's not my department that they really need and they are mad at me. I learned to work in a fast paced environment with a diverse group of people and still leave at the end of the day loving my job.
My managers were terrific. I had a good relationship with my managers
My co-workers were all unique in their own way. We all lived like family because we spent most of our day together. We did a lot of fun things, going out to lunch, going for walks on our lunchtime. I had a relationship with some of my coworkers outside work.
The hardest part of my job was when someone got fired. It was hard because I grew attached to that individual. It became harder when I had to clean out their desk and take their personal belongings to Human Resources.
The most enjoyable part of my job was knowing that I worked somewhere that I looked forward to going each morning. My job was never a place that I felt I did not want to go each day. I worked there for almost seven yearsmore... and my only reason for leaving was because I relocated. less
Peace Officer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 31, 2017
The main reason why I resigned was for heath reasons related to working with NYRA. Supervisors and executives do not appreciate nor respect its subordinates, additionally the local union I was represented by did little or nothing to help our issues. All officers are grossly underpaid, under equipped and are treated more as security than law enforcement. Other employees did not take our position as officers seriously. I strongly do not recommend working for this organization.
Peace Officer (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – September 20, 2016
I'll be here too long! But they care nothing about your title as a law enforcement officer! They'll let their friends, who grew up on the track right along with most of the bosses say and do what ever to you with out any action taken against the perpetrator! Just stay away! The State needs to take a real close look at NYRA and the people who run it!
No law enforcement what so ever!, No matter what happens!, Favoritizm and racism is blatent! The State really needs to investigate NYRA!
Parking Supervisor/Attendant (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – May 15, 2016
I started out as a parking attendant just making minimum wage and eventually got to a supervisory position for parking. I would come in every day for the early shift, which was around 5am, and would travel to each parking attendants post signing them in. I would make sure that we had enough attendants for the day and that each attendant was ready to do their job required for that position. I also would handle the money gathered for people parking that morning and deliver it personally to the vault. My day usually ended around 2pm depending on how crowded we were and if we still needed extra help in certain areas.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Ozone Park, NY – March 1, 2016
Everyday was a challenge yet it was enjoyable. My coworkers were impressive, the amount of dedication everyone put towards their responsibilities. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the clients ( Via Owners, Jockeys, Trainers and Jockey Agents) whether in person or over the phone. Meeting world famous and legendary jockeys, trainers, and horse owners. You learned so much about the not only their lives but about the horse racing business as well. Everyone has a story to tell. Management was excellent, my supervisor is amazing, the amount of duties she has to complete within a day in unbelievable. She is very straightforward, intelligent, and kind. I believe the hardest part of the was keeping up with everything and getting the office organized
Peace Officer (Current Employee) – Jamaica, NY – September 29, 2015
I would walk around the floor to greet customers everyday and check to see whose back again. its a gambling place so you get happy and disappointed customers who win and lose. The hardest part is sometimes trespassing individuals for disorderly conduct. The most enjoyable part of my job is at the end of the day my job was done and I can punch out with my head high.
extra mutel clerk (Former Employee) – elmont ny – May 4, 2015
we work fast and accurate forlow pay we are considered worthless, and face a risk of missing money the betters dont speak clear chinese some times and can make us mistakes any mistakes our fault, we can work for free if we miss fundssupervisors some are nice and know we are good,the pay is so small for extra clerks and temps,the only enjoyable part is getting a good tip and paycheck, we must shape up no guarantee of work and face demotion,for not coming enough when not needed
Accounting Clerk (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – November 11, 2014
A day starts at 12.15 pm sometimes earlier on big days. I have learnt a lot of stuff that I did not know before. The management team are very understanding and co-operative with workers. Some are very nice but others hate your guts so you have to be very careful.The winners that you hope would win the race. It is fun mostly on big days but some customers are very snobbish but at the end of the day they are really nice.
Working at NYRA reminded me so much of high school.
Mutuel Clerk (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – September 4, 2014
I say being a Mutuel Clerk at NYRA is the best part time job you can ever have. It all goes downhill once you make the Union and are at the very bottom of the seniority list. Only working on the weekends during the fall/winter months.
Mutuel Clerk (Former Employee) – Ozone Park, NY – August 21, 2014
I learned how to make bets on horses. Management and co-workers were fun to be around. Hardest part about the job is the heavy amount of customers you can get at one time. The most enjoyable part of the job is you get to travel to other states and work at their track with NY management permission.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Saratoga, NY – August 4, 2014
Maintained order and security within area of control. Controlled access to facility, Id verification, vender verification. Escorted staff and visitors. Documented all activity. Some well respected co-workers. Long hours standing on feet outdoors.
Director HR (Current Employee) – Jamaica, NY – May 10, 2014
Co-workers are extremely friendly. There are many organizations that are closely integrated with the company, trainers, backstretch employees, the NY Thoroughbred association. The first time you experience the company changing tracks, you will want to observe and take pictures. It is an amazing process.
Every track has its own personality. There are many special races which creates a buzz.