What's it like working at Kessler Institute, New Jersey?
February 28, 2014 6:22 PM   Subscribe

Close friend is thinking of applying for a research position there, however they've heard mixed things about the area and the institute. Does anyone have any first (or second) hand experience working there that they are willing to share? thanks!
posted by spacediver to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
they've heard mixed things about the area

The Kessler Institute has three locations in New Jersey: Chester, West Orange, and Saddle Brook. Which one would they be at, and what sort of area is your friend coming from? The three towns are about as different as towns get in suburban New Jersey.

Chester has a charming little downtown but there's not much going on there unless you like farm stands and antiques.

West Orange has very wealthy sections (Thomas Edison's mansion is there. There's a Whole Foods.) and some not-so-great sections. Montclair is nearby, which has a walkable downtown, independent movie theater, good restaurants, etc.

Saddle Brook is a very uninteresting cookie-cutter suburb with a Taco Bell.

(I live in Montclair and I was raised in Saddle Brook.)
posted by bcwinters at 7:35 PM on February 28, 2014

thanks for the reply. Any insight into the institution itself? They'd be primarily involved in the West Orange building.
posted by spacediver at 9:34 PM on February 28, 2014

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