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New Jersey Schools Development Authority Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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  1. "SPM"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cliffside Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cliffside Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New Jersey Schools Development Authority (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great exposure to top level workload

    Cons

    stringent on hours worked and time off


  2. "Human Resources Professional"

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

    I have been working at New Jersey Schools Development Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Diverse Organization, Family Oriented, Flexible work schedule and collaborative team environment. Making a difference in the education community and the children of New Jersey

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities due to organization structure.

  3. "construction PM / Superintendent ; QA/QC MGR"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Superintendent in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Superintendent in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New Jersey Schools Development Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    solid work opportunities with the State of NJ

    Cons

    none , as the Authority provided the school construction program and the work

    Advice to Management

    be pro active


  4. "Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey Schools Development Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    35 hour work week - nothing demanding - lots of time off

    Cons

    Quagmire and bureaucratic - no raises in six years for entire agency - poor morale - lack of direction and mission

    Advice to Management

    reward good employees - focus on accomplishing the mission to build schools, not build mountains of paperwork


  5. "No recognition for a job well done."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Trenton, NJ

    Pros

    The NJSDA is a state authority that provides employees with good benefits and a pleasant working environment. Generally speaking it is a good place for administrative folks who want to stay within the state pension/benefits system.

    Cons

    Management has no experience running what is essentailly a construction firm. Management relies on 'cronyism' in promoting inexperienced folks who only know how to promote themselves to their superiors. Knowledge and experience mean very little. Pay is low compared to commensurate work in the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Trust those who work for you that have more knowledge and experience in the design and construction of schools field.


  6. "Stress free retirement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    3+ weeks vacation
    2 weeks sick-time (carry over every year, no max limit)
    3 personal days.
    13 holidays.
    35 hour work week

    Cons

    No raises for whole company in 5 years
    New CEO gave raises to those extremely underpaid
    CEO turnover is high (6+ CEO's already) -- That is gov't politics for you


  7. "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey Schools Development Authority full-time

    Pros

    good holidays and good benefits !!

    Cons

    a lot of stubborn people here

    Advice to Management

    give raises