Kean University

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Kean University Reviews in Union, NJ

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Frontend Receptionist in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Frontend Receptionist in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University part-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University full-time (more than an year)

    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
  3.  

    Quite satisfying and gratifying.

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    Current Employee - Professor in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Professor in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pleasant atmosphere, congenial colleagues and supervisors

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    This was by far my best employment experience

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University part-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  6.  

    Interesting place to teach

    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Students are diverse, class size is reasonable

    Cons

    Motivation of students is often lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to try and upgrade requirements

  7.  

    Wilkes Theater, a good starting point

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    Former Employee - Stagehand in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Stagehand in Union, NJ

    I worked at Kean University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good tours come through the roadhouse, Wilkes Theater. Plenty of hands on experience. Great for recent grads of tech theater programs

    Cons

    Supervisor micromanaged everyone. Couldn't care less what you knew, he had skilled wokers moping the stage. Any time worked over 40 hours carried over onto next week's paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Supervisor

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Work, get paid.

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University

    Pros

    -Whatever department you belong to, becomes a sort of family to you under good conditions.

    -In the situation that you work hard and really stay on the good side of management, you could get raises easily.

    Cons

    -Sometimes there is a lack of "sense" with the things that go around at the University.

    -Often you may have very conflicting opinions about the right thing to do in certain work situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing better but to treat the workers right. If you're already doing that, then make the workplace a better environment for you and your employees. Happier workers = Better workers.

  9.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Student Computer Technician in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Student Computer Technician in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University

    Pros

    Students can work and make a bit of money.
    Students can take any amount of time off

    Cons

    Stock people get paid more than technicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
  10.  

    American Literature professor

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    Current Employee - English Professor in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - English Professor in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University

    Pros

    The students are mostly very eager to learn. The staff is great and we work together as a team well.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at kean are that it is difficult to catch up with students who may have dropped the class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some feedback would probably be to get the opinions of the staff and even the students about things that may need to change in order to make the school a better place and encourage students to do better.

    Recommends
  11.  

    KEAN UNIVERSITY

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    Current Employee - KEAN UNIVERSITY in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - KEAN UNIVERSITY in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Kean University

    Pros

    The people here tend to be nice and for the most part they do care about the students.

    Cons

    Some people have been here 30 yrs. are miserable, grumpy and refuse to retire. There's also favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The administration is incompetent. We're sure they are smart people, they just lack management skills.

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