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Custodian/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYNovember 26, 2018
Wouldn’t recommend the job court officers were friendly respectful complimented you on ur job which they were the only ones not a hard job to do but u can not depend on people words as far as management
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None
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Nonep
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Needs EXTREME management development
LAA Audit Associate and Lead IVR Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 1, 2018
Needs EXTREME management development, more opportunity for advancement, transparency, alleviate staff burnout by providing and filling more positions.
Pros
Location
Cons
No break
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4.0
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exceptional experience working at the DOB
Support staff Web design (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 24, 2018
If feel the workload is sufficient and hours are pretty much the same as a full time position. We helped to redesign the departments website and received awards also. overall a wonderful experience.
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3.0
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good experience
Enforcement Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 1, 2018
good experience.nice people. real enjoyable.typical days work..data entry and working with inspectors and violations.staff friendly.answer phones all day
Pros
location
Cons
no advancement
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Go somewhere else
Plumbing Inspector (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 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.
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No pros
Cons
Toxic work place, micromanage, underpaid
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5.0
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Good to work there.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 16, 2018
I really like it but it was a temporary job. it was fun to work there but like I said it was a temporary job. hope to get something like that again! Job was fantastic.
Pros
Good Schedules
Cons
Lots of suystem learning
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4.0
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The DOB is a good place to work, I was a temp.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 12, 2018
Good Company but it was a temporary job.
Not steady. If you work here as a regular employee that will be good. But as a temp, there was not a relevant future.
Working with the city or state is excelent but going via a temporary agency is not.
Pros
Good schedules.
Cons
No long term positions.
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4.0
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Phone Calls
Supervisor / Principal Associated Level (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 9, 2018
You quickly learn how much of a challenge and how seemingly impossible it is to please the residence of New York City. It is rewarding to see personal growth in dealing with hard questions.
Pros
Weekends Off
Cons
Not many employees to assit with calls
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3.0
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productive and fun workplace
Mail Room Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 28, 2018
*getting the job done
*traveling every week about 2x
*organize workflow
*get along with co-worker
*working as a team to become team player
*assit with customers
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5.0
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awesome
Staff Analyst II / Project Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NY 10007February 7, 2018
Greet place to get your people skills together. Great place to learn all of New York City rules, regulations, policy and procedures regarding the Construction business
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Great place to work at overall, but mostly foeld work.
Expediter (Former Employee) –  New York, NY 10007January 31, 2018
Most of my responsibilities consisted of going to the Department of Buildings and issuing and expediting paperwork needed for a construction manager who inspected homes and buildings for lead and asbestos abatement. It was rewarding to meet other expeditors and was a pleasant routine to follow.
Pros
Was able to move around across the community
Cons
There could have been more room to grow Within the field.
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Liked most of my coworkers
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYJanuary 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.
Pros
Short commute. Enjoyed my coworkers. Benefits.
Cons
Bad management. Incompetent people given positions of authority.
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4.0
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Relaxing and Fun Place to work
Assistant Plan Examiner (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 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.
Pros
3 weeks sick leave
Cons
Low salary
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5.0
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Great coworkers
Community Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 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.
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Clerk (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 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.
Pros
Benefits and paid time off
Cons
Barely any room for advancement/improvement
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3.0
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politics & no design
Personnel Clerk (Current Employee) –  280 Broadway, New YorkOctober 27, 2017
a lot of politics, no design, bureaucracy, meetings, not enthusiastic environment, good vacation and payrolls, code considerations, management is non-experienced and weak
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Benefits
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politics, bureaucracy
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3.0
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Productive work place
Housekeeper, Maid (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 18, 2017
I enjoyed working with others. As far as helping those whom cant help them self with feeding them self, cleaning(light house work)maybe running a few errands.
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Data Entry Clerk (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 29, 2017
The Department of Buildings more specifically the elevator division is fast paced and interesting place to work. The work load is rapid and technical but you can pace it. The work environment is diverse and helpful. The age is a little bit older but it is not stuffy.
Pros
nothing free her, perks and retirement
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5.0
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good management
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 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.
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Opportunity for growth
Clerical Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 28, 2017
Great agency to work for with amazing people.. Donyou work and you can strive in this company.. I get to work in the office and work in the field and network
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