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Thomas Edison State College Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thomas Edison State College part-time

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for, and my coworkers really started to feel like family as I got more involved with the company.

    Cons

    For me, none. Aside from the fact that I wish my part-time position would have evolved into a full-time position. I would most definitely return in a heartbeat, given the chance.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage additional growth of the college - I see our little school skyrocketing into the top over the next few years.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Trenton, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thomas Edison State College as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great networking, met a lot of people that I am still connected with today

    Cons

    Learning workshops were geared to younger audiences like high school kids and were on things such as social media presence and how to create a resume which if you are in college then you already know

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Online Mentor"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Thomas Edison State College as a contractor

    Pros

    This job entails working with students in online courses which can be very rewarding. At first, there was steady work and reasonable class sizes. Responsibilities are clear and unlike some other institutions offering online learning, there is no constant monitoring or pressure.

    Cons

    Mentors are hired as independent contractors. This means they must pay self-employment tax of 15.3% and file a schedule C on their tax return. Depending upon circumstances, they may also have to make quarterly income tax estimated payments. There are some business deductions that can offset this, but it is extra work to deal with these issues.

    Mentors are paid several weeks after a course is completed. That means from the start of the course until the check arrives, it is usually about 15 weeks. Courses are now often assigned at the last minute and sizes have become unpredictable. Because pay is per student, small class size results in disproportionately low pay because setup and some administrative tasks are the same regardless of class size.

    When technology changes take place, mentors are provided video lessons which they must view on their own time. Tech support is generally good although on weekends and holidays there can be problems.

    While management can be helpful, it is sometimes hard to find help during vacations or on weekends. New students are less prepared than previously and seem to ignore comments on their work that would help them to earn higher grades.

    Advice to Management

    Review admission practices and do some evaluation and possibly remediation of student preparedness before assigning classes. Provide more staff to interact with mentors and provide help when needed. Switch mentors to employee status. Survey mentors on working conditions and satisfaction.


  4. "Not a bad place but"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid - back atmosphere and nice employees. State benefits are great

    Cons

    place refuses to evolve with the times. No protection from arbitrary termination of contract if you aren't in a union position.


  5. "TESC is a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Thomas Edison State College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    TESC is education for adults. It is a postive and progressive atmosphere. Good salary and benefits with paid tuition.

    Cons

    Management heavy. Not all managers are familiar with non traditional education causing fragmented services to its students.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees with no repercussions.


  6. "Mentor"

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    Current Employee - Online Mentor in Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Online Mentor in Moorestown, NJ
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thomas Edison State College (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very nice to speak to. Always respond when I need tech support or other questions.

    Cons

    I really do not see any cons.


  7. "Student Full time"

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    Former Employee - Unemployed in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Unemployed in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome Online school very convienent

    Cons

    Some of the mentors could be stronger

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Thomas Edison State College"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Trenton, NJ
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thomas Edison State College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance culture

    Cons

    not many opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Create succession planning program for career growth


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Trenton, NJ
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Trenton, NJ
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thomas Edison State College as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff
    Good hours
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Often, had nothing to do.


  10. "I am having really nice experience with the staff ."

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    Current Intern - Administration Assistant in Trenton, NJ
    Current Intern - Administration Assistant in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thomas Edison State College as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Envoirnemnt
    Very Helpful Staff
    Many new things to learn

    Cons

    I didnt find any worng with this organization,Slowly and steadly they are improving.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is perfect