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Newark, New Jersey Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. "principal accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Accountant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Accountant in Newark, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Newark, New Jersey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The convenience and benefits are fabulous. its close to home and it exciting to be able to see advancement and growth that benefits you all the way around.

    Cons

    The political side can be disappointing. it is also not for an experienced individual who has work experience that does not match your educational experience.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes its more beneficial to take on a candidate that has done the work as opposed to the one who has tested . Actuals are always better than estimates


  2. "NewarkWORKS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior MIS Technician in Hillside, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior MIS Technician in Hillside, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newark, New Jersey full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    wing able to help the training vendors with their documents and give onsite.

    Cons

    Mgmt talks down to the staff. Mgmt is not on the same page, therefore causing chaos in the work place. Procedures are set and in a matter of a blink of an eye are changed. Bullying tactics are used. it's very very political.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your team! Work WITH your team!


  3. "police officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Officer in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Newark, New Jersey full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    it a great job when you get the support that's needed .

    Cons

    the world holds you accountable for everything .

    Advice to Management

    you can not teach experience


  4. "An Outstanding Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Control Clerk/Administrative Support in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Control Clerk/Administrative Support in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newark, New Jersey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is very hands-on, and moving up the departmental ladder isn't hard to do at all. You are actually needed there, by staff and the public.

    Cons

    I didn't foresee any negative aspects for working at the Newark One Stop Career Center, or at the Newark Mayor's Office. I was displaced because of down-sizing during the employment crunch of 2010.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice that I would have to management would be to; keep up the great work, and continue moving forward with recruiting new companies so that you can afford to assist many more people.


  5. "Okay place to stagnate or to look a another job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Salary was resonable.

    Cons

    Company is owned by a UK parent, and the lack of thought given to how to deal with differences in work culture between cultures and continents was extremely apparent. Particularly with regards to attitudes toward management and authority.

    The Chicago building is a complete dump.

    Despite the company remaining profitable the entire time I worked there, there was a constant threat of furloughs and layoffs as well as cancelled business travel and holiday parties. They even cancelled monthly birthday cakes. I know business is business, but the general vibe is that these measures are taken to preserve executive bonuses. Whether that's completely true or not, it speaks volumes as to the general morale here.

    This company made me pee in a cup (something I'll submit to if I have to, but find degrading and object to on principle for jobs not involving safety issues or heavy machinery), but didn't bother to call my job references when I was hired. Something that sticks in my mind as far as warped priorities are concerned.

    Promotions to managers were done seemingly without rhyme or reason. Management as a skill and an art was completely neglected. Talent was lost due simply to personality conflicts between inexperienced managers and workers.

    In my group at least, work-like balance was completely disregarded. I was compensated reasonably for the position on paper, but not for the dysfunctional expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Put some thought into how managing people in the US (and other countries) might present unique challenges. A singsong, maddeningly perma-smiling British accent enjoining us to "delight the customer" may not play to a North American audience wanting more straight talk.

    Implement peer reviews and most importantly, reviews of your managers. Otherwise people may end up climbing the corporate ladder, leaving destruction in their wake.

    This company is having a lot of trouble attracting the kind of talent that will allow it to survive the transition from old-school sales organization to ecommerce success. Think about why.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Chief of Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newark, New Jersey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to help the most vulnerable populations in the State of NJ.

    Cons

    Newark Government is a cut throat environment which doesn't accept outsiders easily.


  7. "Great experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone at City Hall is friendly and willing to help in any way they can, especially when you're a new intern. The law department is a very interesting place to work.

    Cons

    I was often not busy enough, and isolated from the rest of the office. I believed that my supervisors should have been more directly involved with my work.


  8. "Hha"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newark, New Jersey full-time

    Pros

    I love working with you

    Cons

    Convenient environment and good working relationship

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing good job


  9. "mayor office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newark, New Jersey (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy interview,east job, nice collage

    Cons

    too many security too many policeman


  10. "Press Information Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newark, New Jersey full-time

    Pros

    Always fun and culturally rich events happening in the City.

    Cons

    No overtime or comp time for hours worked above 40-hour workweek

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


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