New York Racing Association Employee Reviews

3.6
Overall rating
Based on 48 reviews
Ratings breakdown
514
413
314
22
15
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
Showing all 48 reviews
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
this place was a learning experience.
Kitchen Worker (Former Employee) –  Saratoga Springs, NYMarch 29, 2018
I have learned a lot working for the company and it was a ok experience. I most definitely came out of my comfort zone. The whole atmosphere was difference but a good place.
Pros
atmosphere of the race track.
Cons
working in the kitchen.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great workplace
Mutuel Clerk (Current Employee) –  Jamaica, NYMarch 27, 2018
faced past work environment very active customers waiting to make and get paid for their bets. every day is a new challenge enjoy working with the public
Pros
great benefits
Cons
short breaks
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
NYRA Security
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Saratoga, NYFebruary 28, 2018
Good Place To Start. Will help with getting NYS security license. Usually 8 hour shifts and 1-2 days off per week. You are paid weekly and pay is fair.
Pros
Fair Competitive Pay, No Paid Lunch
Cons
1 Hour Lunch Break(Unpaid), fast paced, hot
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun to be around horses, too much downtime
Veterinary Assistant (Former Employee) –  Jamaica, NYFebruary 26, 2018
I enjoyed working for NYRA, I loved being around the horses, however, there is way too much downtime, which made the job very boring at times. NYRA offers good benefits.
Pros
Fun to be around horses
Cons
Too much downtime
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Finance
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Jamaica, NYFebruary 19, 2018
Pros:
Casual attire for non-race days, adequate off-street parking, Belmont Park is gorgeous, decent benefits comparable to most companies, the company puts money into your HSA account if you go that route, coffee is free, Aqueduct is next door to Resorts World Casino, lots of great friendly coworkers, opportunity to see the infamous and exciting Belmont Stakes in person each year in exchange for helping out, occasional free memorabilia (ball caps etc.). Some departments outside of finance recognize their employees and promote them very quickly.

Cons:
Dangerous area at Aqueduct with dark lots at night and frequent littering/property damage, urine smell in stairwells, bugs mice and other rodents infested in poorly maintained building. Lack of training. Dishonest and unprofessional management. Staff required to work excessive hours without any overtime or bonus compensation and will never receive even a simple thank you for great accomplishments while being constantly criticized and harshly and inappropriately insulted for minor and insignificant things. Management does not lift a finger to help any of their employees and consistently show up 40mins to an hour late every day and then either leave early or at 5pm on the mark without even once checking on their hard working employees before they sneak out. Management makes significant mistakes and never accepts responsibility for them instead choosing to blame their staff. The situation continues to get worse.

Suggestions:
Start treating your staff like human beings. Listen to them and provide some guidance. Put some
  more... effort into finding out what is going on in the dept instead of your own self-interests. Provide bonuses for employees below exec and upper management level. Double check the qualifications of those who have CPA licenses but are unregistered which is a violation of NYS rules and requirements.  less
Pros
heatlh coverage, 401k, close to horses and racilng action
Cons
poor management, stressful work environment
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Hardworking and fast paced.
Janitor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 19, 2018
Overall a good work place nice pay as well as free lunch and unlimited Beverages (Water, Juice, Soda, Etc.)
Kind managers but the customers can be a bit rowdy and rude sometimes but not most.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
having to stand up while not having any work to do
Was this review helpful?YesNo 4Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Difficult place to work
Assistant, Telebet Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 18, 2018
Management changes made working environment extremely difficult; personnel often not permitted to do their jobs without management interference...wasn't always like that but became more difficult with changes in upper management.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Satisfactory
Guest Services Representative (Current Employee) –  Queens, NYDecember 13, 2017
Job is satisfactory, management can be unprofessional, hardest part is the unruly customers, most enjoyable are the co-workers, part time without any benefits
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Laid-back but tough working environment
ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Elmont, NYDecember 6, 2017
Whenever you work with the public, it can be a very demanding task. On most days, this job is very easy-going and the regular customers are not much of a bother. Of course, there are times when there are main events, mostly the summer months, where the job can get stressful and frustrating. Even still, there is a sense of respect that is had throughout most of the venue. There is a sense of cliche, and the lower paid workers do not mingle with the higher paid workers, and there is rarely any opportunities to advance unless someone retires. Overall, it's a great first-time job for high-school and college graduates. The opportunity to network is great and well worth the hard work.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work if you want a unique experience
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ozone Park, NYNovember 23, 2017
A unique place to work with human and animal athletes - my position had no room for advancement which was a pity considering that I came in with the intent to advance - even with a degree, the only openings for me were in administration. Hours, especially relocating for the summer, can be hard on your personal life but if you don't like working in the same place, this is the place for you - you move to three different racetracks and the commute and atmosphere are unique to each.

Some great people and true gems - some friendships will last a life time. Others can be cutthroat, especially when it comes to taking credit for your work. Hard working good people beware - the tendency to burn out is very real here.
Pros
Good Benefits Package
Cons
Lack of Advancement
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Decent summer job
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Saratoga Springs, NYOctober 24, 2017
Night shift was pretty quiet. Patrolled the grandstand, manned gates, and guarded the barns. It got hectic in the mornings especially on giveaway days and special race days. It's a good summer job.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place
Cleaning Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Elmont, NYOctober 20, 2017
Not much work/life balance, pay is good, vacation time fair, etc. It is par for the course in professional sports. Were in a bit of a restructuring while I was employed but still some very qualified leaders.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It can be fun
T.V. Camera Operator (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYOctober 19, 2017
My time and NYRA was enjoyably and i truly enjoyed all my co workers. Some people had issues with managerial staff but i never had an issues. The primary con is the inconsistent schedule.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Temporary
Mutuel Teller (Current Employee) –  Elmont, NYAugust 7, 2017
Temporary job for the Belmont Stakes. The job is weekends and the pay isn't too bad. You also have the opportunity to make tip. All different types of people work there so it is a lot to get used to at first.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place to work at
CAMERA OPERATOR (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 21, 2017
Great work environment. Friendly people, but some people could be rude at times. Needs to be more clear with employees about what is required for their job.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 2Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Only good thing is the horses.
Peace Officer/Traffic Safety Specialist (Current Employee) –  Elmont, NYApril 5, 2017
A lot of favoritism, weather conditions, not enough reliefs for bathroom breaks, the only good thing is seeing the horses, they do not provide the proper equipment during weather conditions.
Pros
Hour long breaks, decent benefits.
Cons
Certain weather conditions, not enough reliefs..
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great fast-paced environment
Camera operator, Director, TD and audio operator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 21, 2017
This a great place to learn about live TV, and all aspects of TV/video production. Work with some of the best directors and cameramen in the New York City area.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 2Report
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Nyra
Peace Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 31, 2017
The main reason why I resigned was for heath reasons related to working with NYRA. Supervisors and executives do not appreciate nor respect its subordinates, additionally the local union I was represented by did little or nothing to help our issues. All officers are grossly underpaid, under equipped and are treated more as security than law enforcement. Other employees did not take our position as officers seriously. I strongly do not recommend working for this organization.
Pros
None
Cons
Salary, Command Staff, Executives
Was this review helpful?Yes 10NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great fun place to make great xtra money
Mutual Clerk/Seasonal/Weekends (Former Employee) –  Saratoga Springs, NYJanuary 1, 2017
Its a fun place to work even though its seasonal. If you like horse and racing and people you will love this job. You need to be very good with money
Pros
seasonal
Cons
no benefits
Was this review helpful?YesNo 3Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not worth being sworn in!
Peace Officer (Former Employee) –  Jamaica, NYSeptember 20, 2016
I'll be here too long! But they care nothing about your title as a law enforcement officer! They'll let their friends, who grew up on the track right along with most of the bosses say and do what ever to you with out any action taken against the perpetrator! Just stay away! The State needs to take a real close look at NYRA and the people who run it!
Pros
Nothing
Cons
No law enforcement what so ever!, No matter what happens!, Favoritizm and racism is blatent! The State really needs to investigate NYRA!
Was this review helpful?Yes 7NoReport