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Montclair State Reviews

Updated March 31, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits, collaborative work environment, opportunities for growth (in 16 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. "MSU Dance Department Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Strong dance department, organized and enthusiastic faculty, beautiful newly renovated facilities

    Cons

    Hefty commute if you live in New York


  2. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and union negotiated wages

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and Slow . HR definitely needs some revamp.

  3. "Decent Part-Time Employer"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Hours are very flexible, a large amount of freedom is given in accomplishing tasks, and direction is very clear.

    Cons

    Parking is abysmal and you'll need to show up hours early.

    Advice to Management

    More parking, please!


  4. "Fitness Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Fitness Instructor
    Former Employee - Fitness Instructor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great career development opportunities. Enjoyable community of fitness professionals. Ability to plan events and grow a following.

    Cons

    Maximum pay is 1/4 to 1/2 what you’d make teaching off campus. Marketing was not always up to par for events. You are expected to attend week long training, which is filled with helpful information, but difficult/ impossible if you work elsewhere. As a student, no real room for advancement within the fitness dept.


  5. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great location and access to public transport

    Cons

    suitcase school and need more food options


  6. "Who you know matters"

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

    I worked at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Convenient. Easy Money. Fun environment.

    Cons

    People get away with certain regulations just by knowing people.

    Advice to Management

    Create more fairness


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, collaborative work environment, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Grant-funded position, so work may not be guaranteed.

  8. "Montclair State"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Serving educational needs of students

    Cons

    Underfunded despite high enrollment program; pushing staff and admin work onto faculty

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough staff to facilitate teaching,, learning, advising.


  9. "Nice place to visit. Don't work there."

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

    I worked at Montclair State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Students are on the whole motivated and terrific.

    Cons

    No mentorship for faculty. "Cliques" in the department. Backbiting among faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Invest some time in new hires. Mentorship helps individuals and the department as a whole.


  10. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Helpful resources available to adjuncts

    Cons

    Teaching opportunities not consistent - but that is the nature of the industry


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