Rutgers University
3.8 of 5 302 reviews
www.rutgers.edu New Brunswick, NJ 5000+ Employees

Rutgers University Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.8 302 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi

Robert L. Barchi

(74 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
302 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good employee benefits, warm working environment, friendly people, nice place"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Good benefits - free gyms, pension is good, health packages aren't bad at all"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Graduate students are incompetent and don't work hard enough"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Low pay, no benefits, lack of access to RU facilities like the gym, have to pay for own parking pass"
    in 5 reviews
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    Competitive Graduate Student Salary

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTA/GA salary is good, hourly opportunities in research centers

    ConsEvery program is different and not always transparent with funding

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    Computer Lab Consultant (Current Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsFlexible hours, intelligent and ambitious management, and positive work environment.

    ConsVery close friendships among some, great if you're part of them but could see why some might find frustration.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You must forge your own path

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork environment is dynamic because there are constantly new students and ideas to be shared.

    ConsDisorganized, difficult to voice suggestions or complaints. Takes a long time to get anything done.

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    Good place for current student to work.

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Newark, NJ

    ProsGood for current student who want to have a bonus income in campus. Very convenient for transportation. The best of the job is to enhance your interpersonal skills.

    ConsNeed to face challenge from students in class. Need to be very well prepared in everything taught in class.

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    Rutgers University is a great academic university too often overlooked by New Jersey residents.

    Administrator (Former Employee)
    Newark, NJ

    ProsGreat benefits, lots of vacation and sick time, and free tuition for children.

    ConsStructure of the school still confuses most students. Nobody understands the Rutgers system of campuses and schools.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are not Harvard so don't act like you can be as arrogant as they are.

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    Good in the beginning but no where to go after

    Student Assistant (Current Employee)
    New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsFlexible work schedule, mostly friendly staff, free food now and then

    ConsPay doesn't increase often and isn't based on performance

    Advice to Senior ManagementDistinguish worker performance and award promotions and pay based on that

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty nice

    Research Programmer (Current Employee)
    New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsThe university culture is somewhat more relaxed than in the industry. Obviously, one's situation depends greatly on what department you are with. The benefits include access to resources such as the university library, recreational sports facilities, etc. Employees have access to a 457(b) retirement plan, which is a nice supplement to the usual 403(b) (which is a non-profit counterpart to the industry 401(k))

    Cons1) It's in New Jersey...

    2) No matter how flexible and understanding your immediate management may be, there are also various university rules and polices, which sometimes help and sometimes hurt.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall my experience has been challenging and rewarding.

    Research Teaching Specialist IV (Current Employee)
    Rutgers, NJ

    ProsChance to work on exciting research opportunities, my workplace in particular is fast paced and has plenty of funding. Benefits seem comprehensive and there are perks to my PTO.

    ConsCommute, work life balance is not always ideal, but that is more to do with the laboratory that I work in and not to do with the Rutgers as a whole.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntegration between UMDNJ Rutgers has been slow. Overall there wasn't too much of an interruption but I hope that legacy UMDNJ employees (now Rutgers RBHS) will not be treated as second-class citizens in the wider Rutgers community, including in terms of Benefits and paid holidays.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Teaching assistant for the undergraduate class, leading the labs, grading homework and exams, holding office hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood health plan for Teaching assistant

    ConsUsually big class due to Rutgers being a public university

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rutgers Student Life: Friendly People

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking environment is very relaxed and is surrounded by friendly people. Everyone gets their work done with the exception of a few but work is very easy. Staff and supervisors are all nice and willing to help each other and guests out.

    ConsMinimum wage was given with no yearly raises. Training sometimes seemed like a waste of time and were only stipend.

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