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Fire Engineer6 reviews
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Often stressful at times but overall a rewarding career with great benefits and good pay. Management could be better but coworkers are great and always willing to help.
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Exciting work environment.

Professional and mostly pleasant work environment. Like most Civil Service occupations the work is mostly expected with little to no recognition of a job well done. Fair chances for advancement.


Excellent health benefits and pension.


Micromanagement and lack of work recognition.
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  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things

Fire Dispatcher

The NYC Fire Department is a great place to work if you are a Firefighter. If you go to FDNY and go to a civilian position as a Fire Alarm Dispatcher be prepared that the instructors yell at you, they even tell you that they want to see fires. Who in their right mind wants to see people's properties burn up. I will tell anyone go see a psychiatrist if you want to be a FDNY Fire Alarm Dispatcher.




No meal breaks, Supervisors berate and belittle yoy
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Wamt to spend more quality time with my husband and kids

Working for the fire department is a good opportunity to help the public. I really enjoyed what I do. However having a family takes a toll on you, especially working long hours with kids under the age of 5. I'm just looking for a job where I can help people and spend quality time with my family.


Able to make good money


Long hours
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The job is very intense

I have no real comment about the fire department. The job overall was wonderful. The people and management however is a different story. There is a lot of cut throat activity that goes on.




No empathy, no compassion, no team work
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The chalenge of enforcement

A typical day starts with the workload, which tells me what direction I'm to head in. There are slow days when nothing happens but when it does its challenging.


Driving doing surveilance


When you can't do anything about a given situation.
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Based on 50 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.2 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
4.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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