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Kean University Reviews

Updated May 18, 2014
Updated May 18, 2014
19 Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall, my experience at Kean University has been very enlightening but also very difficult.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pros of working here include getting a steady salary, great coworkers, very flexible hours as a student, many opportunities, and dedicated staff members.

    Cons

    The cons of working here are not having a great organizational system, the chain of command is not followed as much as it should be, there are many inconsistencies within the company, and quite difficult for any career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As long as the directives/rules follow through to the right chain of command, all the way down to the student staff members, then working should be a more pleasant experience for everyone, given the appropriate amount of training and display of consequences if one were to break those rules/directives.

  2.  

    It was a great experience I've been employed here for three years and it was such a learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frontend Receptionist  in  Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Frontend Receptionist in Union, NJ

    Pros

    I was able to apply my communication skills by communicating to patients and staff members. Also, I had a chance to grown within the company and now I help train new student employees.

    Cons

    As a student employee, you can't work more than 20 hours even during the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is personal growth within the company. I took on more responsibilities each semester.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Kean's heart is in the right place. They offer many affordable programs to attract a diverse student body.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union, NJ

    Pros

    Beautiful, convenient location accessible by public transportation.

    Cons

    Compensation is shockingly low, professional development is non-existent, work hard and play nice is not a concept here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the right steps to attract and retain visionary leaders to challenge and motivate staff, and who create a culture of collaboration, teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good mentorship and faculty relationship

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for students

  6.  

    Quite satisfying and gratifying.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor  in  Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Professor in Union, NJ

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere, congenial colleagues and supervisors

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the few university have a cooperative campus in China,

    Cons

    not famous,not a research-based school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I have been working at Kean for more than 7 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Higher Salaries than counterpart universities. People work together in supporting students.

    Cons

    Very political and low employee morale. Management is very arbitrary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop hiring incompetent administrators with political connections and focus on hiring capable individuals that would make sure the university prospers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Amazing place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    balace between work and school. fun environment

    Cons

    many out of the blue rules that were usually unnecessary

    Recommends
  10.  

    Wonderful place to work--horrible administration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The hours were flexible and I got to build some work experience in my field in a friendly, safe environment. Always professional, but enjoyable, and I grew from it as a student worker.

    Cons

    Rules from upper management were arbitrary and inconsistent. Pay wasn't really acceptable for the amount of work I ended up doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to step it up and value your students and your staff more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    This was by far my best employment experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Union, NJ

    Pros

    Kean has an excellent management staff in the University Center. They are always willing to help you, shape you for success and always give you the opportunity to grow and move up in the ranks.

    Cons

    Honestly, there is nothing bad I can say about working for Kean. This employment experience taught me a lot and also helped me along the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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