State of New Jersey Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Very good benefits; wonderful learning opportunity (in 13 reviews)

  • Can have good work-life balance, except during major projects and (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Also, applying for other positions within the State requires going through the Civil Service Commission, which costs (in 2 reviews)

  • Union reps fight for themselves and not those they represent(like our buddies in D (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Job stability, but decling benefits

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Attorney in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The State offers good job stability, but the pay is less than the private sector. Commute to Trenton is general devoid of significant traffic.

    Cons

    Pension and health benefits have been declining due to structural reforms, and you are already making a financial sacrifice by working in government generally.

    Advice to Management

    There isn't much management can do regarding big-picture pay and benefits. Management needs to continue to make the work enjoyable.


  2. Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of New Jersey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is good, job security, benefits, regular raises

    Cons

    Management. Pension and benefits get worse every year. People think we have these amazing benefits and fat pension, and it just isn't true. Back in the 80's and 90's, yeah, i am told it was fantastic. But now it isn't all that different than private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Wouldn't waste my breath


  3. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Relative stability of employment for civil servants.

    Cons

    Lack of resources and training in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Build new leadership and workforce following years of retirements and downsizing. Reassess goals and plan for realistic accomplishments.


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  5. Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Deputy Attorney General in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Deputy Attorney General in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of New Jersey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to handle cases from day 1. Learn a lot quickly

    Cons

    Salary, sometimes case load is high. Need more attorneys in the office but it does seem like they are hiring more recently


  6. Grant Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of New Jersey (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary and holidays, coworkers

    Cons

    not challenging, cost of benefits


  7. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Safety in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Safety in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my job duties as a state employee. Great work life balance. Great benefits and salary. really had some smart people.

    Cons

    during the time I spent there I could not be effective. No one wants to put an effort in unless it is within there daily required duty. Not open to any changes

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of civil service


  8. Helpful (3)

    Auditor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of New Jersey full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good hours. Time off. This job is ideal for those who need to spend a good amount of time with their families. There is very little stress associated with this job.

    Cons

    No growth. there is no incentive to do more than the bare minimum just not to get hassled. I feel like I'm becoming dumber by working here.

    Advice to Management

    Provide an incentive for employees to try. However, the status of state employees relies on politics and politicians trying to get into office. Extra time off in lieu of cash may provide some motivation.


  9. good

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    Current Employee - Senior Corrections Officer in Delmont, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Corrections Officer in Delmont, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of New Jersey full-time

    Pros

    Stable environment for a person to work in

    Cons

    I Work second shift two to ten pm

    Advice to Management

    Non at this time


  10. Clerk Typist

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    Current Employee - Clerk Typist in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Clerk Typist in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of New Jersey full-time

    Pros

    job is close to home

    Cons

    there are no cons works well

    Advice to Management

    my senior management is great


  11. EMT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay scale was high for EMS

    Cons

    Poor work environment micromanaged and over worked

    Advice to Management

    There is no fixing it



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