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Montclair State Reviews

Updated August 15, 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. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montclair State full-time

    Pros

    Supportive mentors, hard-working peers, the chance to do meaningful work.

    Cons

    Campus parking is pretty terrible.


  2. "Student Desktop Support Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Great people, great experience, convenient to work on campus, they work with class schedule

    Cons

    Doing a job that would pay about $20/hr is limited to a max of $11/hr for student workers.

  3. "Assistant Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Montclair State full-time

    Pros

    Students
    Colleagues
    Flexibility and independence

    Cons

    Lack of administrative vision


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montclair, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good staff to work with

    Cons

    Pay isnt too well


  5. "Ceramic Studio Technician"

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    Former Employee - Ceramic Studio Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Ceramic Studio Technician in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, get a better understanding of studio mechanics, great people to work with, good atmosphere, you'll learn a lot about; fixing kilns, making clay and glazes and much more.

    Cons

    Over worked, understaffed, bad pay

    Advice to Management

    Please higher at least one full time professor in ceramics it would help all students taking ceramics and the studio techs immensely, increase hours the techs are allowed to work because no one can get all we have to do done in 8 hours a week.


  6. "Great"

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

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Great people, great working environment.

    Cons

    It's tough to move up.


  7. "Resident Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Montclair State part-time

    Pros

    Excellent experience with room for growth

    Cons

    difficult to manage work/personal life balance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your back with faculty and administration"

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

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

    Pros

    Campus is attractive with proximity to Manhattan. Most students want to learn.

    Cons

    No mentoring of new faculty. Covert program coordinators. Department chairs who are inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Take some interest in the faculty that you hire. It's time for geriatric President Susan Cole to retire.


  9. "Review"

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    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.


  10. "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!


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