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New Jersey City University Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at New Jersey City University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A learning atmosphere, hands on experience, build great relationships, great hours

    Cons

    Not enough pay, higher management wants to clean house


  2. "Mentor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Jersey City University part-time

    Pros

    Great, friendly staff. Small classroom size. Complimentary lunch.

    Cons

    Outdated classrooms. Classrooms can be dirty sometimes.


  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey City University full-time

    Pros

    Tuition waiver, benefits and pension

    Cons

    Every year we have been getting more and more state benefits taken away from us.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage.


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    Former Employee - Senior Graduate Assistant in Cliffside Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Graduate Assistant in Cliffside Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New Jersey City University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    .......great Netorking opportunity. Challenging and interesting work.

    Cons

    ....... I really can't name anything negative.

    Advice to Management

    ........


  6. "Worked as a Federal Work study and student assiant"

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    Former Employee - Office Aide in Union City, NJ
    Former Employee - Office Aide in Union City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New Jersey City University (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are very friendly people, who are good to work with.

    Cons

    There really was no downside.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bayonne, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bayonne, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey City University (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible time
    Tuition fee waived for my MBA

    Cons

    Its been a short period, haven't found cons yet


  8. "Adjunct faculty"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends

    I have been working at New Jersey City University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Support staff for technology are exceptional. Independence of work for student growth well supported

    Cons

    Maximum course load only two classes per semester. No health insurance for adjuncts.

    Advice to Management

    One more class per semester and health insurance for adjuncts would be humane


  9. "Student worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Intern in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Student Intern in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey City University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    its a wonderful experience, and a good way to a grate career path.

    Cons

    It requires had work, dedication, discipline and no giving up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Take the good with the bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey City University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits, pleasant physical working environment, little oversight means you get to be creative, sometimes, good opportunities for advancement, a chance to make a difference in the lives of young people who often have no other chance

    Cons

    Bad food choices, uni is in a food desert and cafeteria options aren't great, there is a Dunkin Donuts on campus, administration is fairly new and does not seem concerned about employees, administration makes questionable decisions and communication between administration and faculty/staff is not very good, those in charge are autocratic, working environment has become increasingly unpleasant in the past few years

    It's a strange place to work, I have worked at several other universities and none is like NJCU, it's like a weird land from some novel sometimes, things just don't work right half the time, also faculty/staff are not always attentive to student concerns, it's the type of place where employees come first and schedules, etc are made up to suit employees, not students, which is as it should be, students should come first

    Advice to Management

    Listen to faculty and staff, at all levels, but mostly listen to students, talk to students to find out why they transfer and leave in such large numbers, and then address those concerns


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Don't apply for a job here"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey City University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    22 paid vacation days each year, 15 paid sick days each year

    Cons

    The administration says they want to get the students "great jobs with good salaries and benefits" - but they don't want to give their own employees anything. They don't want to give a cost of living increase; we haven't had one in eight years. Once you reach the end of your range you can't make any more money. The professional staff don't even support each other when it comes to merit increases - they don't recommend their own co-workers for pay raises, when they have opportunities to recommend a range promotion. Then professional staff complain they aren't making enough money and are not valued. Huh? Makes no sense. Parking lot is miles away from the campus; you have to wait fifteen minutes for a shuttle bus, and then you ride it around Jersey City for ten minutes before arriving at the campus. The area where the campus is located is always severely congested with traffic, so that can add hours to your commute to the campus and back home. For some reason the campus is open when there are no classes, which means workers have to use their vacation days at these times. The administration says they don't have any money, then they keep the campus open, spending money of electricity, heat, AC, water, etc. Come on. Combined with lousy treatment by the state of New Jersey, which wants to take away all of our benefits, I don't know why anyone would want to work here. What's the point in wanting a job helping students when no one treats you with any respect. Not in a safe neighborhood, people have been mugged near the campus.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being hypocritical, pay higher salaries to employees; if you don't want to do that at least give them more time off; that doesn't cost any money.



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