dispatcher (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – February 15, 2019
Coworkers call out, repeatedly - often, the same offenders, and you get mandated to stay 16 hours (often missing your family's events - e.g. recitals, school dance, play, nana's 90th birthday party, grandparents' 50th anniversary, surprise parties, date night with your spouse that required reservations and the list goes on)! Sometimes, they would even call out in groups (up to five at a time to take their children trick or treating or go to a party/function together only to have no disciplinary action taken by management). Someone from the public safety room died, no one got the day off when dispatchers from other police departments all over called in to cover the shifts, voluntarily (thank you so much to all the dispatchers for your willingness to help during our time of bereavement), only to be declined by management - we attended the service in brief shifts also known as on our break unless you requested the day off and management did not believe in giving too many people the same day off. I stand corrected - all the supervisors belonging to the public safety room were granted the same day off because management would pull a dispatcher to supervise, then mandate another dispatcher or dispatcher assistant be held over to fill that open dispatcher position they (management) created. An officer died, the chief gave all the officers the day off and all three shifts were covered by volunteers from other police departments all over (which, by the way, was a beautiful thing - thank you to all those officers and state troopers). Yes, you guessed it, there are more officers than dispatchersmore... and dispatcher assistants and less public safety supervisors than dispatchers and dispatcher assistants. You do the mathless
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience . I was qualified as primary driver on both fire Engine and Fire Aerial trucks throughout my 20 plus years of service as well as a EMT. My Job as a rank firefighter was more labor intensive while being promoted to Lieutenant was rewarding because of the preparation and training of recruits and rank and file
Fun atmosphere, career advancement, lifelong friendships
It’s a very challenging and competitive environment.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – September 4, 2018
Every day while working within the City of New Haven was always a challenge but an opportunity to learn about the men and women I worked with. The department like any organization has its infrastructural issues. It was a pleasant environment to have worked in.
Great men and women to have known.
Need more integration between community and policing.
Accounts Payable Analyst (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – June 16, 2018
I was the Payroll/ Accounts Payable Specialist I learned how to collect timesheet form construction workers on job sites, go to meeting pertaining to upcoming projects and the expectancy of job specs and job permeants. Very diverse workplace with union benefits. Accuracy of Work permits was very complicated Working with different people and learning a different aspect of the job..
Lifeguard (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – August 11, 2017
I really like working with the City of New Haven. Co-workers were good and so was my supervisor. The only thing was the paid should be the same for all lifeguards. We are all giving up our life to save others.
Summer Studies Program Building Leader (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – July 22, 2017
Working for the City of New Haven was my first experience as a building leader. The support I received from the administration was more than I expected. Although I was given specific goals and objectives, I was also given the space to develop a program which focused on the needs of the students during the summer program.