Montclair State Reviews in Montclair, NJ

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
27 Reviews

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    Admissions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly staff, remarkable benefits, incredible salary and amazing working environment. Anyone would be lucky to get a job here.

    Cons

    Long lines for coffee when students are on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ones on the front lines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Tutor

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    Current Employee - Tutor  in  Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Tutor in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good job satisfaction, fair pay

    Cons

    repetitive, drains a lot of mental energy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Exhausting, but not very challenging.

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

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent hours, easy work, good work environment.

    Cons

    Disrespectful students, unorganized management, low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize your policies at the start of the semester and stick to them.

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    One of the best positions I've ever taken

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    Former Employee - Student Web Assistant  in  Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Student Web Assistant in Montclair, NJ

    I worked at Montclair State part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office staff is friendly, professional, and laid back (whenever opportune), you will get the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people and students from different backgrounds and majors. They are extremely flexible with your schedule as long as you put in your 15 hours/ 4 school days per week AND you complete all tasks within the deadlines issued. You will be given the opportunity to learn about various International Study Abroad trips and countries while you're doing your work.

    Cons

    School has them located in a small single family house converted into office.
    School sets guidelines on what they can pay their student assistants.
    All the student assistants are segmented between 3 floors and it takes a bit of effort to meet and interact with your peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Accountant: Division of Finance and Treasury

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very family-friendly, professional

    Cons

    You are give training and then on your own

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    MICRO-MANAGES the staff to the point that you just want to quit

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    Current Employee - Customer Service II  in  Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service II in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Medical and Dental Benefits, Pension

    Cons

    Parking is horrible. Employee lots are limited so the employees end up having to pay for parking or walking 2 miles to their office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing the employees, we are not children.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Adjunct ESL Instructor at Montclair State University

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    Current Employee - Adjunct ESL Instructor  in  Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Adjunct ESL Instructor in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Montclair State as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The technological support is outstanding. There are constant facility upgrades being made in an ongoing effort to improve the campus and curriculum offerings.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director  in  Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Student interaction. Great salary and benefits!!

    Cons

    Management is very conceited and does not pay attention to the whole team. That's not everyone, but I worked in two departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about every member of your team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Typical Academia

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    Current Employee - Communications  in  Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Communications in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The University offers generally good health and retirements benefits. The physical working environment is also generally pleasant, depending on which area of the University.

    Cons

    Salaries are not as competitive as they are in other industries. Also, the University doesn't offer a progressive, people-focused environment. Professional development opportunities are rare to non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enlightened leadership and support of staff will create better productivity and loyalty to University's mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Adjunct Professor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    School is flexible with teaching times that are offered.

    Cons

    Unless you have a Phd. MSU does not even consider you for anything else but Adjunct work.

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    Neutral Outlook
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