New York Public Library

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2 people found this helpful  

Good cause, Excellent benefits, Rigid Work Environment

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

I worked at New York Public Library full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great benefits, Excellent opportunities for librarians working in specialized fields, Unusually high compensation for librarians, Supportive learning and development department. The opportunity to work at one of the best libraries in the world.

Cons

Lots of uncertainty about funding and constant threat of lay-offs. Evenings and weekends are usually required even in positions that would not normally require them--professionals who are not librarians. Very active rumor mill.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The flat organizational structure seems to be more of a myth than a reality. The only evidence I saw of it in my tenure there was a sharp reduction in administrative support, and executive responsibility without empowering professional and clerical staff to take more control over their work.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    They take advantage of students

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Page in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Library Page in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Public Library part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a flexible job hours, librarians do alright.

    Cons

    Very low pay, management is reluctant to offer raises but the keep promising raises to keep you around. Staff is unpleasant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat students like idiot's

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard place to build a career these days

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Public Library full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful mission and employees. I gained amazing experience and working with the crazy, demanding and amazing patrons. I miss it every day.

    Cons

    Current management is not supporting employee success. They are trying to implement much needed standards, but are not giving people the support needed to meet their goals. Too little money and time, too little control of the working situation. Glad every day to be out of there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people to high standards, but give them respect.

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