New Jersey State Police Reviews

Updated Sep 9, 2020

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4 Ratings
  1. "State Trooper"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Station Commander in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Jersey State Police full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security, good pay, variety of job opportunities, esprit de Corp.

    Cons

    Public sentiment towards law enforcement

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  2. "Ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - State Police Dispatcher I in Buena, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey State Police full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    12 hour shifts every other weekend off

    Cons

    Shift work, can be stressful, for para military type environment


  3. "NJSP Recruit"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New Jersey State Police full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong and positive academy to properly train their recruits for their future career as a Trooper

    Cons

    The academy is poorly run

  4. "Interesting and Hard Lifestyle"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at New Jersey State Police full-time

    Pros

    Talk to a lot of people Good benefits Nice team atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard lifestyle, yet that is what you sign up for

  5. "Best Organization in the World"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at New Jersey State Police full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities and a rewarding profession.

    Cons

    You have to leave at 55 yoa.

  6. "Trooper"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - State Trooper in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Jersey State Police full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a Very rewarding job with great Benefits. You have every other weekend off while you are on the road and you can make a difference.

    Cons

    You can possibly miss some holiday and be late to alot of events if they are planned after your work day. Dangerous.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Civilian vs. Enlisted"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Special Investigator in West Trenton, NJ

    I worked at New Jersey State Police for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I was employed for about 14 years as NJSP civilian/professional IT support personnel at their HQ. The division follows relatively fair and equal pay among civilian employment contracts. ( only difference during my time was civil service title or non-civil service title) Relatively no hassles from being 'pressured' by enlisted troopers to do something small or large _just_ for maintaining _their_ good standings.

    Cons

    no promotional consideration if one was not keen at cultural clues/cards.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "It was fun!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Jersey State Police

    Pros

    I was apart of the troopers union, I had a great pension

    Cons

    Its dangerous, while I was patrolling some punk kids smashed my patrol car.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Career"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Unit Head in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Jersey State Police for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work with the best and the brightest New Jersey has to offer. Diversified career paths and an opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    Law enforcement is an evolving field. Society in general needs to show support.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "OFS"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New Jersey State Police full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance; no problem taking days off for vacation or sick time.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement - must wait for the Civil Service exams; continued education & training is lackings

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