Plumbing Inspector (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 19, 2018
The dob was a toxic environment from the start,management is upside down, overworked and underpaid. Hardest part of the job is the politics,and a lot of favoritism if you have a brain and you know what you’re doing. The supervisors chief and assistant chief shunned you away because they feel that you are going to rock the boat. No one wants to grow here they just want to get their pension, also the workers that are being hired are not qualified they do not know what they are looking at, it’s a scary place I pray no accident happens.
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – January 18, 2018
The customers were rude and for people that called themselves “professional” often in my view, came up short. Customers were always asking the same question numerous times. Paperwork to process was almost always incomplete. Ignoring office hours and coming in after closing and insisting their work has to be done. Management for the most part were enablers by providing incorrect information to make the customers happy. I could not believe what some managers and borough commissioners did not know. Several staff members were forced to leave because their egos made them think they could what they wanted and were above the law.
Short commute. Enjoyed my coworkers. Benefits.
Bad management. Incompetent people given positions of authority.
Assistant Plan Examiner (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 10, 2018
A very inclusive and supportive culture where junior and senior managers are always readily accessible. There is collaboration on all aspects of the job and continuous training in all aspects of the work.
Community Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 10, 2018
A typical was always busy but fun. I learned a lot about NYC building codes which included the procedures required to do any construction. Diffusing difficult situations with customers were the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was my coworkers and the position itself. The work was challenging but fun; I had opportunities to learn many things.
Clerk (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 6, 2017
The hardest part of the job is dealing with rude customers. At times there is no room for improvement. It's who you know, not what you know that will cause you to move up. You have to be in good grace with many people to climb the corporate ladder.
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 24, 2017
I had a work-study program from my school. it was an internship. it is very professional place to work. everyone is friendly and wiling to help you. very good benefits. they are willing to teach you new stuff.
Assistant to the Assistant Commissioner, (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 11, 2017
Working along side the Citys top professional I provide administrative assistant. Emergency Response, Excavation and Technical Affairs are all units I presently serve. Our inspectors and Management all have amazing attitudes and are positive team leaders.
Clerical Associate (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – December 22, 2015
Staff feels like a big family and everyone will surely remind you of a member of your family. Lenient managers, very accommodating provided you complete work, follow rules and regulation, and reflect excellent customer service
Healthcare, Hour Lunch, Paid Leave/ Vacation
Terribly understaffed in the clerical/customer service units, many high paid non customer service staff with similar titles, frequent changes made by staff who don't work directly with customers needs.
Nice place to work if you watch your back and go by the book
New York City plumbing inspector (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 1, 2015
It is a nice place to work once you understand the political system. If an inspector does not approve something one particular ethnical group and all political campaign contributors go to political appointees and get all requests approved, the building’s department laws do not apply to them. Inspectors have to watch their backs all the time and go by the book with all the people they meet at job sites. And, one more thing, inspectors should never forget that politicians will always blame the inspector whenever something goes wrong.
Medical insurance and pension after 10 years
you can lose your pension and even go to jail for accepting a cup of coffee, a cigarette or a $5 dollar gratuity