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Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Academic work environment is very laid back (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people to work with always understanding (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • part time/student job so we don't qualify for any benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Disrespectful students, unorganized management, low pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    excellent salaries
    Great cultural diversity

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about MSU


  2. "IT Lab Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and enhanced communication skills

    Cons

    Limited pay and hardened goals

    Advice to Management

    Increase budget for employees

  3. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a good place to work with great benefits, pay, people

    Cons

    Some departments are not as flexible


  4. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Good experience in teaching undergrad level courses with tuition and stipend benefits.

    Cons

    Very, very difficult for newcomers to the school to receive information/contact with their department to gain knowledge on the position/process.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more information for newcomers to the school.


  5. "Team Member at Rec Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    -Easy to make friends
    -Good Environment

    Cons

    -Strict Rules
    -Very Busy
    -No leniency


  6. "Starting Point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Campus provides a number of amenities

    Cons

    Departments have such strict silos that it's hard to get work done without multiple permissions


  7. "Student evaluations are used to evaluate teaching"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Montclair, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Montclair State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some students are wonderful and I enjoy many of the staff. There is a union for instructors that provides some protection.

    Cons

    Research shows that there is an inverse relationship between student evaluations and learning. Students do not like to work hard. The university uses student evaluations to evaluate teaching, except for the occasional class visit. Student evaluation scores on average for all professors have been going up every year, i.e., grade inflation. There is no push back. Students will learn less year after year if this continues. It's a scam.

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time

    Pros

    Great experience in higher education and research. Gives you an opportunity to meet a lot of people in your field, which can always turn into a possible career route.

    Cons

    Not too many cons, aside from the parking and wifi issues.


  9. "special education teaching assistant/substitute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment and professional/nice staff.

    Cons

    poor scheduling, poor communication between administration and staff


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Campus Recreation Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Convenient location for current students

    Cons

    Poorly run. Lifeguards are treated poorly by whole establishment. Suck up to hierarchy and all will be well.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the way things are run


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