Rutgers University
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Excellent work environment. People are friendly and helpful. Upper management and executives leave much to be. Desired but direct managers are GREAT!!!!!!

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Not super hard work. Good pay. Great staff

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Parking SUCKS. they make you pay for it. Upper management is clueless
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Productive and competitive work environment

Working on Project with strict timelines, delivering the project on time and quality, efficient and error free processes/Code. Work life balance. Summer Picnic and Holiday Party.
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Work environment of anger and frustration.

Too many administrators that continuously make fewer people do more work and create policies that make it difficult to get anything done. The HR department has no idea what they are are doing and cannot answer simple questions.
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Department leaders set the tone

Rutgers could be a wonderful institution, however, some of the leadership is really lacking in both management techniques, leadership qualities, and most importantly relationship building.
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Flexible hours for the students

Great way to work on campus, you can have flexible hours what matches with your class schedule. Rutgers ignite is great way to work with children or if that is your career path.
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Great flex-time to make your own schedule and supportive management!

My supervisors at Rutgers have always been super supportive, caring, and just all-around great to work with! The training program is very clear and pay is generous.

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Some ability to set your own schedule and mileage/tolls are reimbursed

Cons

Can be alot of driving to assignments
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Simple enough job -- pay is below average for the work being done

Hours are incredibly flexible, which is great if you're an undergrad or a grad student. You can work as many overtime hours as you want, so that aspect of it is good money. But in general, the hourly rate that we receive for the work that we do is incredibly below average. This is a physically demanding job, and we are being paid the same (OR LESS!) than most sit-down office jobs.
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its ok

currently working remotely due back in the office soon. the location is in piscataway, nj. unionized environment. some management is very difficult to deal with.
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Great student job

Great part-time on campus job if you're a student, responsible, and interested in this field and what it's like to work in this field. Great co-workers and work culture.
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Good work and life balance!

Overall, it is a good place to work as a faculty. Teaching and research are flexible and creative and lots of fun to interact with students. However, promotion require many big NIH grants. So you have to to tolerate the stress of grant application and be able to obtain funding to maintain your research. It is the toughest part.

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Flexible, creative

Cons

Alway have funding stress
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Productive Work Environment

An environment that supports its workers and provides adequate training and room for growth. Direct management is effective, and coworkers are awesome!

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Benefits
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It’s okay

I like working here. It was your standard job. Would recommend and try to work here again. Great choice! Fairly easy to get and do. I like it here.
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Graduate researcher

Good experience to work here. Gained lots of academic experience and it laid a good foundation for a job search in the industry. I'm glad to finish my graduate school here.
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Productive and fun place to work.

I worked in Continuous Improvement silo within Procurement. Managers there helped me in getting up to speed on the job and also became my mentors. You just have to ask for being a mentor. Very productive and learnt many new things there.
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benefits

no advancement, lots of unfair politics each department is run differently but there are hiring secrets no one will tell you. they usually have someone for the position but have to post the job by law

Pros

benefits

Cons

bad time management by supervisors
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Productive and full of learning

Got what I wanted out of the job. Temporary position for me but helped me advance with more skills. Would apply again if a similar position opened. Happy I worked here.
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Innovation in life sciences

Great place to learn from post graduates and post doctoral researchers. Opportunities for advancement - you get out what you put in. Great place to learn and grow as a young professional.
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Good part time job

Very flexible since you can decide how many hours you want to work and when you work. A good way to make some money in between classes. Very rewarding
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Fun place to work

I loved working at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers offers a fun and motivating work environment as well as great healthcare benefits.

Pros

Academic environment, work/life balance, great coworkers and supportive supervisor

Cons

Temporary position
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it was great work as an TA for Rutgers

The pay was great. Work/life balance is great. You got the chance to teach some classes. It depends on which professor you work with. In general, it was a great experience.
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Flexible place to work, but no advancement

If you're content with working the same job for 5, 10, 15+ years, then this place is fine for you. But if you'd like to advance and make a lifelong career, it's tough for young working professionals to find a path forward. Pay is low, advancement opportunities are few and far between due to politics and bureaucracy. There's some level of flexibility and good 401k matching.
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