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State of New Jersey Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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  • Like I said, there is no room for growth with the State (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper Management disagrees with lower management department heads far to often (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and easy going co-workers

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Information Technology Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits (Medical & Dental) are good

    Cons

    State Government jobs are too political. People appointed by the governor to CEO positions have no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "dead wood"

  3. "Judiciary Clerk"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Lots of time off.

    Cons

    People are miserable. Poor management. Lots of nepotism. Little to no room for advancement as a clerk. Clerks are looked down on.

    Advice to Management

    Start providing opportunities for those who deserve it. Instead of people you are friends with. Many of you were unqualified when given those positions so why not help others advance who are deserving. You have great people that work for the State, but the lack of leadership skills has impacted the atmosphere. Pay attention to what your staff identifies as problematic since they are the first line of defense.


  4. "Secretarial Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and job availability; current office does work hard to help consumers.

    Cons

    If you're in a supporting function it is extremely hard to get on the professional side. Not much career development available.

    Advice to Management

    There should be career development and more recognition to clerical and support staff.


  5. "Civilian"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at State of New Jersey full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits , some of the officers & civilian staff

    Cons

    The supervisor ( major ) is a very negative people .. instead of corrective criticism , he gets pleasure out of disciplinary charges and terminating employees

    Advice to Management

    You need to take up classes on how to interact with you people in the work place .; being rude & disrespectful.. and going after people jobs is not the answer


  6. Helpful (4)

    "State Worker"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. There are lots of people retiring, but instead of promoting people within the state or filling the positions with outside applicants, they are doing away with a lot of positions. The pay isn't that great compared to private industry.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "NJ Department of Agriculture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good People, Hard workers with an important mission

    Cons

    Macro political climate has been adversarial with employees for over 30 years

    Advice to Management

    Be satisfied with all the give backs you have taken over the years and change the adversarial tone

  8. "Looking for Promotion-Think again"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is better than most

    Cons

    You better know someone to get a promotion (NJAC 4A:4-2.6(a) states that applicants for promotional examination shall meet all the criteria on the announcement as of the closing date) or willing to break some rules.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of New Jersey (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, Good place to learn, Work with hours

    Cons

    College kid working with older salaried people can be dull


  10. "Assistant"

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

    I have been working at State of New Jersey full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good coworkers, very short commute

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for upward mobility nor a clear path, little to no opportunity for a significant raise, work can become boring, all career moves are based on politics

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for your staff, open the lines of communication


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