The College of New Jersey

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The College of New Jersey Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
22 Reviews

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  1.  

    Come in, do your work and leave.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The College of New Jersey part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable hours. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Can get rushed at certain shifts due to possible under staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning of employee availability with important events. My need to re-evaluate optimal working staff level. At times it feels like it is over staffed and other times it is under staffed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    ResNet IT Technician

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    Current Employee - Resnet Technician  in  Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Resnet Technician in Ewing, NJ

    I have been working at The College of New Jersey part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, boss is highly considerate of students' school schedules. If a student worker feels like he/she needs to modify their work hours, the supervisor is very understanding. Easily one of the highest paying position on campus. You learn a lot about tech, and the co-workers are great. The ResNet team is small so we all know each other well and there is very little, to no drama.

    Cons

    For the most part, everyone who gets hired at ResNet is fairly good at troubleshooting computers. However, the job can be intimidating at first, especially for newbies. The technical training isn't very extensive and a lot of the knowledge comes from experience. Unless you know what you're doing you'll probably find the first few shifts to be stressful, especially during high-traffic times. Having said this, ResNet employees tend to be good about helping each other out.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    It was a great school with a lot of oppertunities

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at The College of New Jersey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a great place to meet friends, and make connections with professors and other professionals. I had a great time there learning.

    Cons

    There are a lot of assignments but overall it was all beneficial. I really didn't like some of the teaching styles of the professors, but they were just doing their job the best way they could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment about them.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    An amazing institution with great staff, beautiful campus, and a hospitable atmosphere that promotes scholarship.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The College of New Jersey

    Pros

    Valuable educational positions in both on campus organizations as well as internships.

    Cons

    Time consuming workload that is expected from each student. The con in this is that for student that need to work close to full-time, it becomes a bit difficult to manage while being a full-time student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take student's socio-economic background into consideration while grading on deadline materials. Understand that the quality of the work can be equal to other students while the expected deadline is not always feasible for the working student body.

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  6.  

    Not a very caring place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The College of New Jersey as a contractor

    Pros

    Great place to gather references

    Cons

    Very insensitive people. Great cultural values but very few employees take them to heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would help if the management cared more for employees and students of diverse backgrounds.

    Recommends
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    This institution provides great compensation and has you work with some of the smartest students around.

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    Former Employee - Student Computer Technician  in  Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Student Computer Technician in Ewing, NJ

    I worked at The College of New Jersey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The job was very self-rewarding-as are most positions that involve working with students. The pay is great and much higher than comparable institutions-but you will work for it. The student population is extremely smart and very enthusiastic about taking on leadership roles. Also, the benefits here are amazing! Medical coverage is incomparable to any other place that I have worked.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for growth opportunities within Student Affairs. While you will learn a lot, it is difficult to progress from entry to mid level positions and higher.

    Professional development is not the number one focus, so you have to plan on searching for and pursuing it yourself.

    Recognition is also not high up on the list for the institution.

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    Program Assistant

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant  in  Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Ewing, NJ

    I worked at The College of New Jersey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits. College campus. Interesting students and faculty. Lectures and community involvement.

    Cons

    Leadership. Lack of professional growth. Stagnant. Repetitive, but to be fair, this is common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide professional development to staff. Encourage off campus community involvement.

  9.  

    Amazing School

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The College of New Jersey

    Pros

    Small class sizes
    Easy to get involved

    Cons

    Food isn't the greatest
    Far from supermarkets or stores
    Area isn't the best

  10.  

    Great for student employment!

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    Current Employee - Mathematics and Science Tutor  in  Ewing, NJ
    Current Employee - Mathematics and Science Tutor in Ewing, NJ

    I have been working at The College of New Jersey part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a student employed at TCNJ, your managers understand that your academics come first. The work hours are very flexible, and as long as you do your job appropriately, you will not have any problems. Overall, it's a wonderful experience to be a part of while being a student!

    Cons

    Dealing with some people can prove to be frustrating, and the pay for being a tutor could be slightly higher.

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  11.  

    Not the best not the worst.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The College of New Jersey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    College has a great reputation for the education it offers.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to make decisions and move forward. Best practices are not followed. Always fixing things instead of doing them right the first time. Mix of union and non-union employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees have great skills, use them for their skills that they excel at.

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