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Stay away if you are motivated and ambitious.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

I worked at Rutgers University full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

403b match is above industry standard.

Cons

It was disheartening to work at Rutgers. As a young professional, I was motivated to make a positive contribution and to achieve tangible professional growth on my job. I soon realized that it was impossible for a few reasons: 1. Archaic bureaucratic structure that prevents things from getting done. 2. Employees are not trained on proper protocols, thus causing a lot of confusion. 3. Mid-level managers are extremely incompetent. I had two director level supervisors above me, one had no vision and took credit for everything his employees did; the other one was constantly pissed off over nothing and took it out on junior level employees frequently. My workplace was like a war zone, I had to constantly avoid setting off grenades.

The only bright spot was that our department's VP and AVP were amazing, exactly the kind of leadership that you would want for an organization. However, it was hard to tell if they knew what was going on behind the scenes due to their busy schedules. As a result, our department had a high turnover rate, pretty unprecedented for a university with relatively good pay, benefits and job security.

Advice to Management

Retain talent by improving efficiency.

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  1. too many studetns

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rutgers University

    Pros

    diversity and much to explore

    Cons

    it's too big to maintain relationships especially if you're a commuter


  2. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rutgers University

    Pros

    Good experience for those looking to work in a lab

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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