The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Employee Reviews

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place is bad
Computer Operator (Current Employee) –  Staten Island, NYAugust 11, 2018
the place is a joke ancient technology many unskilled employees. Just robots. Never been around so many uneducated people all at once. Its a wonder they are not outsourced altogether yet.
Pros
none
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where do i start stay far away from this place
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Great Benefits
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Jamaica, NYJuly 31, 2018
Great place to work.

Although I am contracted, I hear they have great benefits, wonderful perks and tremendous growth opportunities.

Everyone here is very caring and a pleasure to work with.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Starting salaries are low
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Complex
Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 31, 2018
The Chief Executives are the New York and New Jersey Governors with inherent conflicting motivations. The staff are dedicated servants to the mission.
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productived and fun
sales associate (Current Employee) –  LaGuardia Airport, NYJuly 25, 2018
working under a contract with port authority is a great start to start your career and really great for your reume.
working with them was always adream for me,
Pros
breaks
Cons
no pension
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Fast pace you get to meet a lot people from different culture
Porter (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 15, 2018
I'm a on call employee I wish i had a permanent position . I like my job and what I do . I will stay working there until i can become a permanent employee and the pay is good they look out for their employee
Pros
Paid for your full 8 hrs
Cons
short breaks
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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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4.0
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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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