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Why Work at Rutgers?

Joining the Rutgers team is more than a job. It's an opportunity. The university's total compensation model is designed to help our employees with their personal and professional growth and well-being.

Rutgers Again Named a Top Employer by Forbes

Providing jobs to more than 27,000 faculty and staff, Rutgers ranks among Forbes best large employers in the nation and is also in the top 10 on its list of America’s best employers by state.

Providing a respectful workplace and a commitment to veterans and valuing diversity and inclusion are just some of the many reasons why Rutgers is a great place to work.

Health Benefits and Well-Being Resources

Your well-being is our priority. We offer an array of benefits to keep you and your family healthy:

  • Medical, prescription, dental, and vision care plans
  • Flexible spending accounts to set aside money before taxes to pay for certain medical and dental expenses
  • Life insurance
  • Access to recreation facilities
  • Mental health support services
  • Rutgers My Wellness mobile app (physical, mental, and wellness support resources)

Retirement Planning and Financial Health

Rutgers offers competitive retirement benefits and defined contribution retirement plans (based upon position):

Retirement Plans:

  • Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)
  • Alternate Benefit Program (ABP)
  • Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS)

In addition, the university offers additional opportunities to secure your financial future through voluntary tax savings plans including 403(b) and 457 plans. Financial counseling and retirement planning tool are also available.

Employee Discount Program:

Professional Development Opportunities

Rutgers University provides employees with a suite of programs and services to enable purposeful professional growth:

  • Self-directed and formal learning and development opportunities
  • Supervisor and leadership development programs and offerings
  • Performance management and development processes
  • Executive coaching programs

Meet Our People

One thing that can help make a big place like Rutgers feel like a community is getting to know the people around us. Here, Rutgers employees share their stories and tell us what they do and who they are as individuals.