Train Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Various – March 18, 2018
An overall great place to work with many promotion opportunities. (commensurate with individual drive). I started as a Car Cleaner (Car Equipment). A handful of promotions later I am Now a Train Service Supervisor. Promotions to managerial positions are via resume and interview. Some departments are easier than others to get to a managerial position.
On the negative side; since seniority in title dictates your hours of work (tour), days off and vacations. This can be either a benfit or negative depending on what you have going on in your life. Lack of weekends, working tours other than A.M. and vacations that land either before of after the summer means that you will miss some quality time with family and friends. Your personal relationships can and will suffer if not strong. However if you are flexible, you will do well here.
Some of the new generation of employees seem to have difficulty 'putting in work'. Understand, this type of job is seniority based and you are required to Pay Dues in the form of learning the job and acquiring experience and time in individual title. Every promotion means that you once again start at thebottom of seniority. Again, it is title based seniority and not cumulative time at N.Y.C.Transit.
With that stated, if this sounds like something you can deal with. Make it happen. Take a test, score well. Good luck!
Steady employment, health benefits, pension, paid vacation, cumulative sick time, promotion opportunities.
Unconventional work hours/days off. Initially work holidays, difficult to get days off on short notice (dept. dependent), managers not in touch with reality of work environment.
Many opportunities for advancement to other titles
Train Operator/Conductor (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – March 8, 2018
I worked various title in NYCT. I started as a Car Cleaner, got promoted to Conductor, and then to Train Operator. They have an excellent health plan in place and the worker are protected by the Union. Overall, an excellent company to work for.
Due to certain schedules, there is considerable down time.
Data Analyst Intern (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 23, 2018
It is an excellent place to work. The management and staff are really co-operative. I am working into the bus department as a Data Analyst. Just because of this opportunity, I get to know how things are working internally into this gigantic company.
New York City Cleaner (Current Employee) – Glendale Queens – February 20, 2018
I would do it againHe is what you make of it it’s hard work but very satisfactory work.There’s lotta teamwork in New York City TransitAnd a very mixed culture.There is a chance to make a lot of money and raise your kids well
Car Inspector (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 11, 2018
Very diversified, I like the diversity because I learn different and interesting things about my co workers. I learned a variety of languages and have tasted different cultural foods at our yearly events.
Associate Transit Service Specialist (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 26, 2017
Management goals and reality are not aligned. Upper management is more concerned about cost saving not realizing the implications of their actions actually are proven to be costlier. The company culture is if you do you a great job, you get rewarded but helping those who are below par. "Brown nosing" goes a long way and once you in the "in" group, nothing you do matters. Like the title says. Great job for those who like a fast paced, high drama environment, but the ineptitude of upper management and the attitudes of certain peeps makes the "job" exhausting.
Short 35 hour week, 3 weeks Vacation. Good benefit package.
Fixed shifts, no overtime, always in the dark why things are done.
Station Agent (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – October 13, 2017
hardest part of the day to day was working in areas were service was interrupted due to an unforeseen occurrence and or working in heavy traffic areas where tourists and language barriers became an issue,
Train Operator (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – September 25, 2017
If you work hard it can be beneficial. The vary on the position you apply for, also be prepared to work nights, weekends and holidays. This is diverse work environment with union benefits and opportunities to advance in your career.