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Part-time Lecturer (Current Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJNovember 19, 2017
The best part of the job is working remotely with minimal supervision and getting access to institutional resources like library access. It is frustrating to be a part-time employee who lacks access to benefits and can not advance in the department.
Pros
institutional access
Cons
no benefits
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Part Time Lecturer--Dead End Job for the Over Educated
Part-Time Lecturer (Current Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJNovember 16, 2017
I can only speak as a PTL. Rutgers has some of the highest pay rates for this thankless position. That's the good news. If you're trying to make a living as a PTL, you already know it's a special kind of torment. Rutgers is more of the same. At least the students are fairly well-prepared and motivated here. The downside of that is that you will work hard your minimum wage. Hopefully, you won't have too long a commute.
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Collegiate atmosphere
Business Director (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJNovember 7, 2017
Great experience, the campus was big, but easy to navigate. My previous co-workers were a delight to work with. I found the students to be eager to learn and diverse.
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Wonderful place full of job opportunities
Custodian (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJNovember 7, 2017
Rutgers University is a wonderful place to work with many different types of job opportunities. They also provide excellent health benefits and tuition remission for their employees.
Pros
paid time off, health benefits
Cons
slightly poor management in certain departments
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Good work environment
Advisor (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJNovember 3, 2017
Nice place to work with the benefits of being a state worker. Additionally, you are in a university environment and you have access to the libraries.
Only drawback is if funding is gone you lose your job.
Pros
Resourceful
Cons
Lose funding
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Reputed and Popular
Student Assistance (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJNovember 2, 2017
The college is very reputed and Popular to study here at Rutgers. very nice professor, very easy classes, nice growth for career, very nice major programs.
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Rutgers University
Academic Writing Support (Current Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJNovember 2, 2017
This a great part-time job and income. It is a great location and a professional environment. The students are motivated to learn and accepts your feedback while using it to make their writing better.
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Challenging place to work
Assistant Professor - Professional Practice (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJNovember 1, 2017
The department of Nutritional Sciences is a challenge. It is recommended and sometimes required to publish despite being in more of a clinical setting. My interest in research, other than being the clinical person for the research project, is not that much. I more like to work with patients and do education and counseling.

Management was tough. I felt bullied much of the time.
Pros
colleagues nice. Did learn about reserach
Cons
Management and upper management were mean.
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Excellent place to work with an exceptional work force.
Assistant Professor (Current Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJOctober 30, 2017
Rutgers is an exciting and beautiful place to work. It has an exceptional work force and student population. The hardest part of the job is to decide what mission is most important on any specific day and then attempt to complete it.
Pros
Great work place culture - and excellent learning environment
Cons
None
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Good stable place to work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Camden, NJOctober 30, 2017
Rutgers is a state agency. Job security is never in question. Work with many people that are in over their heads and incompetent. Can't believe that this place is so top heavy with administrators who know very little regarding their core functions.
Pros
Flexible
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A great research university
Research Assistant Professor (Former Employee) –  NJOctober 29, 2017
Rutgers is a large research university that that is world class in many fields. The work environment is good, with great colleagues for collaboration. The benefits are excellent
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4 stars overall
Lab Researcher (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJOctober 29, 2017
A very balanced work enviroment and good work life balance.

Peers were great and helpful

Supervisors always available to answer questions

Very good benefits and vacation/sick days

Pay should be higher.
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Positive
Pre Certification Specialist (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJOctober 27, 2017
Great place to be good environment, positive energy, very fast paced. Good benefits including vision. Parking is not so great, multiple restaurant to go on lunch breaks.
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Hired for one position
Staff Assistant - Department of Medicine (Former Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJOctober 26, 2017
I was hired for one position, and two weeks in my department head's wife who worked in a different location (CHI) lost her Admin. Asst., so I had to fill that position too. Lots of running back and forth. Never had a chance to learn the position I was hired for. Also, was expected to stay 1 to 2 hours after regular work hours each day, without compensation. Realized I was the only person in my division that had a family. Truly a negative in balancing family/work balance.
Pros
Good pay, great health/dental benefits
Cons
Long hours, expected to fill in for another divisions loss of adm. asst.
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Relaxed yet daunting.
Academic Researcher Molecular Biologist Scientist (Current Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJOctober 26, 2017
A really relaxed yet demanding environment. Need to be organized and maintain an ability to excel. Great benefits, great management, and if there is ever a problem it will be dealt with if upper management is notified.
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not bad
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJOctober 25, 2017
Rutgers graduatesstudents are good. Especially the ones working in the NLP lab. Theye have one of the best NLP labs in the east coast, having big names.however the management is not that good.
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What a great culture
Teacher Assistant (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJOctober 23, 2017
Not only did I attend the Rutgers Coding Bootcamp program and experience the intensive 6 month course, I'm now assisting in teaching the same classes. Everyone one that I had the pleasure of working with and learning from changed my life completely and I have to thank this organization for the opportunity.
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Great place
Medical Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJOctober 23, 2017
I have been here for over 1 year and feel very supported. This department is a well oiled machine with great morale, support and opportunity for professional growthy.
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Productive, fast paced and pleasant
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJOctober 20, 2017
Working for the Rutgers Alumni Association was a quick paced work environment. Typical work day included answering calls, appointment scheduling, updating calendar, making travel arrangements for upper management. In this diverse office setting I learned to work unsupervised as well as be a team player. Learned to utilize data reporting systems, Microsoft suite etc.
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Student Worker (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJOctober 19, 2017
A typical day at work would be to greet your coworkers and proceed to clock in. Working at any available computers at your center includes taking calls from callers pertaining Rutgers information around campus and online information. The overall management is decent enough to have a helpful and friendly work area along with the accomplishment of every individual's tasks. What I learned was the communication between every individual and how each office was kind of interrelated to each other.
Pros
Comfortable environment, friendly coworkers, and a good opportunity to work at an office.
Cons
None.
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