New York City Department of Probation Employee Reviews

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Fast paced and extremely busy.
SUPERVISOR PROBATION OFFICER (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 19, 2018
Fast paced and extremely busy working with individual offenders sentenced by the court to period of community based supervision at the Dept of Probation.
Pros
community based supervision
Cons
health care benefits
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Not a fun place to work
Probation Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 14, 2018
I am a black women living in America. Working at the Department of Probation made me realize that I live in a racist country where racism has been institutionalized. I left to help keep marginalized people out of these types of systems and guide them towards a better place.
Pros
Probation is a better path to reform than jail
Cons
The inequalities of jail time.
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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 14, 2018
This was a temporary assignment. Work was not hard. Mainly typing. Co-workers were nice. The branch chief was the worse thing about the job. Horrible
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Productive. Learning experience
Internship for Juvenile Probation (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 17, 2018
Everyone was willing to teach me the way around the job. I learned that working with kids can be very stressful. I learned how to do legal paperwork..
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Probation Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 15, 2018
like job, but pay was too low. benefits were ok. Left to go to parole which pays more money, for similar work. work wasn't stressful, but management needed a lot of work.
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Great Starting Point but no financial growth
Probation Officer (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYApril 7, 2018
Great Job opportunity in the field of criminal justice. Opportunities to help individuals and the community. Strong support from the managerial but pay is too low for the required responsibilities.
Pros
Relaxed Office Environment
Cons
Salary
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Easy Going
Intern IT (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 5, 2018
Can get a huge workload but work at your speed and easy to handle. Easy to get use to and even allows for team work. Excellent faculty and the office is space is large for one to be able to work comfortably.
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Diverse Agency & Great benefits... but way below Pay for NYC
Probation Officer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 3, 2018
Great diverse job force for social services and a high degree of educated applicants. Downfall is extremely low salary for NYC, way below job market and living expenses.
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Probation Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 26, 2018
Every friend isn't a friend. if someone does like you and has a friend in the right place, things can be made difficult. However, there some great people who work there.
Pros
easy job
Cons
co worker can evil and their systems are old
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It's ok
Probation Officer (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYMarch 23, 2018
The job itself is easy if you know how to manage a caseload. It is really up to you and your supervisor as to have many people you have on your caseload. If you keep them doing what they have to, they are easies to manage. I've learn a. whole lot from both social services and law-enforcement. In my opinion, the "academy" is a waste of time as I didn't learn how to perform my job there, it was more learning about stages of change (things I already knew coming from social service). Management is not very knowledgeable, so be ready to learn on your own and you go. Workplace culture is a bit hostile, but do your work and you will be fine. Hardest part about the job is learning the job as you go. I enjoy that the work is doable but I already see that they are expecting more from us with no increase in salary. Wouldn't recommend this job fo long-term employment.
Pros
Work schedule, easy work, time off, union benefits.
Cons
Low salary with a very low increase every 2 years
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Officer (Current Employee) –  Staten Island, NYMarch 22, 2018
Very different than expected. Pay Is not enough for the work that is expected. Very long training/academy process. Not enough on the job training. Coworkers are Friendly.
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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Juvenile Probation Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NY 10004March 5, 2018
I thought it was a wonderful place to work ,i felt comfortable The diverse staff was always willing to collaborate with newbies. Job Security was a plus a typical work day go into the field making assessments.
Pros
Good health Insurance
Cons
a lot of foot work
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Productive and career advancement
Probation Officer, BNEON/Ace Unit, Bronx (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 16, 2018
A great place to start your law enforcement career.
• Supervising Probationers, referring them to appropriate services to help them make better choices and becoming productive to the communities while they overcome recidivism.
• Perform violation of probation warrant investigations; make collateral field visits; enforce violation of probation warrants; execute warrants; perform "failure to report" investigations and requisite field visits; detain or take into custody probationers wanted by law enforcement agencies; assist the Office of General Counsel in the preparation of cases for the Violation of Probation process; and execute search orders.
• Keeping casework records up to date, completing risk assessment tools such as LSIR/YLS and IAP's, preparing court reports, VOP's and VOP Addendums for the courts.
• Effecting Arrests and search warrants on offenders in the community.
• Answering Domestic Violence calls 24/7, engaging victims to come up with safe measures to manage/stop future assaults.
• Making preliminary investigations of the defendants' alleged crimes or offenses, covering such matters as the nature of the offense, the place and manner in which it was committed, the circumstances, and the statements of the complainant and defendant.
• Obtaining information on an offender’s legal, economic, and psycho-social history and background.
• Interpreting conditions of sentence to persons placed under probation supervision.
• Providing therapeutic counseling to probationers individually or in groups to assist them in dealing with problems such as alcoholic and narcotic
  more... addiction, psychiatric disorders, unemployment, and marital difficulties; supervises their progress.
• Acting as liaison between the department and the courts.
• Securing and clarifying information, answers questions, prepares and submits written reports and recommendations, including revocation of probation if necessary.
• Keeping track of court cases in which the department is involved.
• Referring those on probation to social, governmental or community agencies which may assist in rehabilitation.
• Performing field work, which includes home visits to individuals under investigation or supervision; corresponding with and making collateral visits to friends, relatives, community agencies, employers, former employers, churches, schools, law enforcement agencies, and others for the purpose of monitoring adherence to the conditions of probation.
• Providing specialized services in research and demonstration projects.
• Providing intake service to determine the necessity for court intervention or adjusts matters without referral to court.
• Operates a computer to review materials and literature related to probation, and/or access caseload information, update casework information and prepare reports.
• Supervise probationers with more complex/sensitive cases and assist in the supervision of volunteers.
• Operates a motor vehicle.
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Pros
Flex time
Cons
No maternity/paternity leave
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Can be rewarding
Probation Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 26, 2018
Professional work enviroment that can be challenging anf a since of "making a difference". The job task is an extensive and required many skill in a fast moving environment. Issues may entailed enterfvacing with extreme violent offenders, non-trfaditional hours and numerous hours in the field.
Pros
an opportunity to service a variety of people with many challenging issues.
Cons
Can be dangerous if your not comfortable with law enforcement duties.
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Productive and excellent workplace.
Internship (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJanuary 25, 2018
Very Knowledgeable and gain a lot of insight on helping clients to better their lives. Assist senior probation officer in all clerical duties. Faced paced environment with pleasant employees. Great experience in observations of domestic violence counseling sessions.
Pros
great environemnt
Cons
there is none
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Client Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYJanuary 11, 2018
HR department cut is throat. They have a history of hiring family members and letting them do what ever they want. They don't respect when you have issues
Pros
great supervisor
Cons
HR sucks
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Assistant of the Assistant Commissioner Training (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYOctober 30, 2017
The department of probation gives student a chance to gain experiences while still go to college. I was an intern there and it was the best. If you looking to help the public, work with them.
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Poor place to work
Clerk (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYOctober 12, 2017
It is a city job which is what most people think they want. I would not recommend anyone to work for this unprofessional ghetto agency unless they really needed a job and couldn't find anything else.
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excellent and diverse organziation
Associate Director Behavioral Health Services (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 6, 2017
Great learning organization. Always a visionary and receptive to new and evidenced based practices. The organizational has on average staff with 20 years plus experience
Cons
none
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We had X-mas parties, birthday party and baseball games
City of New York (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYSeptember 25, 2017
I typed letters, made coffee, answered phones. I also picked up pay roll. I helped the attorneys get ready for court by typing the court papers. I also dealt with the probationers.
Pros
Air conditioner
Cons
Short breaks
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