The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Employee Reviews

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Good Safe Place to Work
Document Control Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 6, 2018
Career does not progress, no raises or growth. People show up everyday for 20 years to collect their pension. Very relaxed environment,work days dragged on.
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Great agency with a great opportunity for advancement
Sanitation Supervisor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 2, 2018
Terrific supervision and workers, room for advancement throughout the agency along with training for various positions. Safety and customer service is required throughout
Pros
retirement and health care
Cons
working holidays weekends and mid nights but you knew this when you were hired so it was expected
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Great Place To Work If You Don't Care About Accomplishing Anything
Supervising Engineer (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NYMay 24, 2018
If you don't have a problem being a hamster in a wheel, the Port Authority is a great place to work. If you want to make a difference, be innovative, and fairly compensated, you may end up being miserable.
Pros
Work/Life Balance, Pension, Job Security
Cons
Senior Management, Human Resources, Healthcare Costs
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Highly recommended to other engineers
EIC/Lead Inspector (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 23, 2018
It's a good company to work with and have a challenging task on every trades which give an opportunity to learn and have understanding while on the process of working them.
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Amazing projects and properties; frustrating bureaucracy and politics
Project Manager, World Trade Center Retail Project (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 12, 2018
Staff in general are helpful, productive and want to help build big and impactful projects. However, the politics of bureaucracy stifles creativity in an effort to be safe. Being a public agency creates administrative obstacles and staff is not empowered to make quick work-a-day decisions.
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very bad taste in my mouth
General Maintainer (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJApril 19, 2018
poor management, right hand doesn't know what the left one is doing.

very low pay for the position, at least 40% below market, justified by a comprehensive benefit package.

would not repeat the experience again.
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best job ever
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 11, 2018
Worked in a fast pace environment that had room for advancement. Dealt with all different types of people. Never knew what was going to happen on a day to day bases. Hardest part was dealing with accientent victims or people who had over doses or slip and fall.
The sense of helping others was great.
Pros
Dealing with people every day.
Cons
Dealing with criminals every day.
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A hardworking organization
Principal Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 10, 2018
The organization gives you room for growth, enriches your knowledge and offers job security. Overall, each department is dedicated to listen to staff and creating a safe, ethical environment.
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CMD/Facilities
Assistant Resident Engineer (Former Employee) –  NYC, NYApril 3, 2018
The problem with this organization is that the Facilities own the Projects therefore Construction Management Division is under that bunch of Primadonas without experience in Construction to decide the speed of the Projects creating trouble not only to CMD but also to the Contractors. That situation generates Claims which involves waste of money to the PA not only by hiring Consultants to deal with Claims but also to pay for those claims millions of dollars for delays in court. Since PA never wants to review the Claims clause internally that situation will increase the waste of money exponentially.
Pros
EMD Very God
Cons
Facilities Useless
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Enjoyable working with retirees.
Assistant Human Resources Service (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 2, 2018
I normally worked independently providing multiple information for active and retire employees in all areas of assessment, compensation, policies and job summary. I learned how to approach employees from over 15 different unions, with different management platform. It was a hard job because I had to constantly investigate, compile research, promote and provided statistical analyses of applicants for all open positions, including appointments, background investigations and letters for inquire.
Working with retirees was the enjoyable part of the job. People with disability, with many years of work, with different types of benefits were they needed help was the most overwhelming and successful part of me work.
Pros
Great enviorment
Cons
No benefits
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Very productive environment with room for growth.
Internship (Former Employee) –  St Croix, VIApril 2, 2018
A typical day at work, included answering phones, looking over required documents, and editing any documents assigned by manager. Job was stress free, however, it encouraged room for growth.
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excellent job
Associate Accountant (Former Employee) –  world trade center NYCMarch 28, 2018
Selected for assignment at the Comptroller's Department performing a wide variety of accounting duties; reviewed and verified contracts between Port Authority and Contractors.
Processed disbursements to construction contractors; compiled monthly accruals for financial statements; coordinated and maintained database for all existing Construction Contracts.
Performed bank reconciliation and journal entries; processed account receivables and account payables and prepared trial balances and financial statements
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Exhausting
Employee (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 8, 2018
Management will keep on increasing your workload without giving you any additional staff resources. Employees are not supported by executive management, who will throw you under the bus at the first opportunity.
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Your own pace type of job
Intern (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJMarch 6, 2018
It is a very move at your own pace job. You do have deadlines of course, but other than that you can work on projects that you must complete within your time frame. Occasionally your superior will check in but it is relaxed.
Pros
free train rides, meetings in NYC
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it is good place to work
PROJECT MANAGER / PROJECT COORDINATOR (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJFebruary 27, 2018
As a Project Manager the typical day is meetings and phone calls, update project plans, follow up.

As a consultant I had no issues with management.

No hard parts on the job.
Pros
no issues
Cons
no issues
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Good palce
Supervisor/ Management/Agent/Trainer (Former Employee) –  Jamaica QueensFebruary 22, 2018
Meet a lot of interesting people. Large Airport. Many jobs available. Great location . Public transportation. I have been there for many years . nice people.
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Like working for Port Authority
Toll Collector (Former Employee) –  Port Authority of New YorkFebruary 13, 2018
Collecting Tolls on a daily day, giving out direction relieve toll collector for breaks trying to stay awake on the midnight shift deal with toll invaders.
Pros
meeting people
Cons
nasty dirty money
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very friendly and exciting area to work
Airport Aide (Former Employee) –  New York County, NYJanuary 31, 2018
Newark Airport was an exciting place to work with a great deal hussel
there was always something new to learn, Gate monitoring, landing strips operations etc,
Pros
great people
Cons
working rotation
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Every division had a different responsibility. We all worked towards a common goal. Excellence
Toll Collector (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJanuary 31, 2018
I worked in the different divisions. My time there was great,i gained a
great deal of knowledge. Airport Operations, Bus Operations and Terminal Operation.
I was part of Field side operations. There was an excellent benefit package. Unionized raises.
Newark Airport and The Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Pros
very nurturing, excellent benefits. able to work different facilities
Cons
rotating shifts. working most holidays
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Fast paced place to work.
Executive Secretary - Director of Transportation (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 25, 2018
I worked at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as an Administrative Assistant to the Director of Transportation. I was privileged to learn about the inner workings of the Agency. A good environment to build great relationships with my colleagues.

Since the Port Authority is such a specialized industry, there was little room for advancement. However, wages and benefits were decent.

As a quasi government agency, the Port Authority was uniquely managed by both the states of New York and New Jersey.

I enjoyed my job was uncomfortable with going to work at the World Trade Center at that time.
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