New York City Department of Sanitation Employee Reviews

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horrible management
Admin/ Clerical (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 23, 2018
The overall review for working at sanitation was beneficial good pay. Being around friends you knew while shoveling the snow made the job more fun. Also getting paid $12.00 an hour and $18.00 overtime.
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Fun place to work
Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 23, 2018
The people are fantastic they are regular people the men and women of sanitation every one greets you like family everyday we where on the streets daily talking about everything there are no blundered. I enjoyed the dsny on a day to day dad basis.
Pros
Everytjing
Cons
No cons at all
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Productive
General Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYNovember 20, 2018
Anything above a sanitation worker is very stressful. Higher management has no clue how to run the job. Department is very clicky when promoting above uniformed titles.
Pros
good pay, job security
Cons
stressful work environment
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maintenance worker
Maintenance (Seasonal) (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 5, 2018
Sweep from the building line to 18 inches into street
Gather garbage from street, gutters, and sidewalks using spike-tipped stick
Remove weeds from around the tree pits, fire hydrants, fire alarm boxes and street poles
Remove debris from corner catch basins to ensure water will be free flowing
Pick up small bulk items and place at the corners next to DSNY litter baskets without blocking the crosswalks
Place full green bags of debris on corner next to DSNY litter baskets without blocking the crosswalks
Pros
lunch
Cons
healthcare
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Great
Emergency Snow Laborer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 3, 2018
There is plenty of hours each week to take if you would like. Co workers are great to work with and easy to get along with. Everything is straight forward and room to learn a different aspect of the job.
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Typical work day and work environment
Sanitation Supervisor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 29, 2018
A typical day involved supervising and evaluating employees, route preparation, incident and accident reports, and payroll. I learned how to manage employees. The management and workplace culture consisted of a good working environment and it was supportive. The hardest part of the job was snow removal. The most enjoyable part of the job was the public's appreciation of what we did.
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Benefits
Cons
working in various environmental elements
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It was a back to work program
Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYOctober 4, 2018
I swept the city streets, and made sure that the trash was put into the right trash bags and trash bins. on every street corner in the neighborhood. for the day.
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Awesome place to work if you like labor
Maintenance Worker (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYSeptember 27, 2018
Honestly to each their own but if you love to do manual labor then this job is for you. Just know you will be in the rain or snow. They have the best benefits in the city.
Pros
Benefits, Pto, Pay Rate, Labor
Cons
N/a
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great work place
Sanitation Enforcement Agent (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYSeptember 25, 2018
great place to work and enjoy the type of work you do. a lot of traveling and meeting new people lots of paperwork and learning everyday co workers are great.
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5 stars
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYSeptember 24, 2018
i enjoyed working for sanitation the managemnt were very nice the hardest part of the job was carrying the heavy garbage cans the workplace culture they welcomed the jtps nicely
Pros
the supervisor was very nice
Cons
working outside in cold weather
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Great Team
Operations Management Division Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 12, 2018
In Operations Division Management (OMD) there are plenty of bright and cooperative people who are willing to go the extra mile to help you understand and develop the skills necessary to execute a task.
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Good
Deputy Director, Telecomm& Special Projects (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 6, 2018
Good but over worked. Very log days. Even worse during the winter months due to the weather. Worth it cause of the benefits. Medical and pension for starters
Pros
OT and get paid for it
Cons
Too much OT
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I would not go back to work there unless absolutely necessary
JTP (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYSeptember 4, 2018
Stressful, Somedays I would not get to have lunch, not too many workers when I was working there with the same job title as me. There was no lounge area for me when I come in the morning or at the end of the day. Most of the Sanitation men were respectable.
Pros
less supervision
Cons
barely any lunch breaks
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fun workplace.
Job Training Program (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYAugust 29, 2018
load the van. drive around with supervisor and crew to sweep different locations. great supervisor. Hardest part of the job was working in the snow and cold weather. Most enjoyable part was meeting new people,
Pros
great supervisor, crew members
Cons
only six months program
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I enjoyed the experience but my heart is in medical
Temporary Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYAugust 28, 2018
If your willing to work hard you’ll benefit a great deal working with the New York department of sanitation! I would have loved a permanent position with them unfortunately my position was temporary.
Pros
Pay, benefits, and retirement equally awesome to me
Cons
If your lazy this job is not for you
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Productive
Operations Management Division Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 26, 2018
In Operations Division Management (OMD) there are plenty of bright and cooperative people who are willing to go the extra mile to help you understand and develop the skills necessary to execute a task.
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maintenance
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYAugust 15, 2018
good job to work for relaxed enviornment no job security worked only 2 to 3 day a week and 4 hour day because of the temporary position i was hired for but enjoyed it
Pros
relaxing enviornment
Cons
no job security
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Great learning curve on how New York City operates.
Special Events Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYAugust 11, 2018
Sanitation is a very busy operation with monitoring trucks for garbage pickup. In addition, we are equally busy with preparing for Parades and Special Events, Presidential Visit, Street Fairs and various events for the 5 boroughs.
Pros
Liase with Mayors Office and NYPD
Cons
Working 12 hour shifts during snow season.
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temp job
Emergency Snow Removal (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYAugust 2, 2018
Its a great job if you're looking for a temp job for the winter. The more hours you do, the more money per hour you make. Only downfall about the position is it have to be a bad winter to really be able to make money with them.
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I would do it all over again
Sanitation worker (Former Employee) –  Manhattan/Bronx, NYAugust 1, 2018
Best job in the city... working 3 hours and getting paid for 8. Also, getting a check every week. Pension is fantastic. Had work if you don't mind working in the elements....
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Benefits
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12 hour snow days
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