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Updated January 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxin work environment, Friendly coworkers, Part-Time Job opportunities (in 10 reviews)

  • It is located close to New York City (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Disrespectful students, unorganized management, low pay (in 3 reviews)

  • The upper management does not care about their employees at all (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Design"

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

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    State Benefits and pension, many vacation and sick days paid off, 35 hour work week. Contribution to the community is a positive factor

    Cons

    State position so limited pay scale and No bonus possibility. Limited opportunities for growth or advancement. You have to operate under restrictive state policies and regulations which can limit work flow and production.

    Advice to Management

    They need to focus on equal pay for men & women, respect of people at all levels of employment, provide more job opportunities for students who wish to work on campus,


  2. "The Best and Worst of Both Worlds"

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Doctoral Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual environment
    Freedom in course teaching style
    Handful of good advisors/faculty

    Cons

    Very low pay for graduate assistants
    No clear definition of hours worked between teaching and research
    Challenging to find supplies/help when you need it

    Advice to Management

    More student advising, less push for grants/research money.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work for them"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Montclair State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing I liked about working here was my co workers who were on the same level as me, other than that it was a disaster

    Cons

    The upper management does not care about their employees at all. They put me in an extremely uncomfortable and unacceptable situation and then tried to blame it on me. They do not care about their employees and treat them like trash.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to actually care about your employees and treat them like people. They are not disposable like you treat them.


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  5. "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Montclair State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your experience working at Montclair State is very much contingent upon which department you work in. My department provided a wonderful environment to work in. The staff was great and very social. They have great benefits including a hefty amount of days off as you climb the career ladder there, good health insurance, and summer hours.

    Cons

    The work itself is very repetitive and can be unenjoyable because you receive a lot of calls/emails with complaints or concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and their education level/work background.


  6. "Assistant Dean, College of the Arts"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Montclair, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse, comprehensive university, close proximity to Manhattan. Collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Complexities of a large university require multiple layers of management and internal strategies for accomplishing administrative objectives.


  7. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Montclair State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned so much there. As a work study student I really got lucky in my position. Sometimes it was a bit hectic, but most of it was smooth sailing. I would definitely do it again

    Cons

    Not really much cons. I mean parking is forever sucky. The shuttle is also forever sucky. But as for the job it self, maybe more pay would be helpful. But all in all beggars cant be choosers.

    Advice to Management

    I think organization is key. ALOT of offices could utilize their space better by going through old files and putting things in an online database. I ,wan it costs money but it works,


  8. "Public Research University Employer"

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    Current Employee - College Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - College Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An environment filled with extensive & fun activities for faculty, staff members, & studies promoting education and services to empower need for empowerment as well as learning at the workplace

    Cons

    Conservative & some departments are decentralized

    Advice to Management

    Have an open mind, be policy focus, & notice the social cues of this university


  9. "Great... but it depends on the department"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Montclair State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in the School of Business and loved it. The hours, salary, benefits and team were great. But I know that it varies greatly according to each department.

    Cons

    High bureaucracy. Too much gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Networking Technician in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Networking Technician in Montclair, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Montclair State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and good opportunities for development. Supervisors and managers are sympathetic and well-trained. The campus has a view of NYC and lots of greenery.

    Cons

    It's out of the way, unless you live in Montclair. The pay could be better.


  11. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Montclair, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montclair State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not too bad, minimal work

    Cons

    not enough room to grow. nobody values opinion



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