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“Most employees find a workplace to have a hierarchical sense installed, which can lead to unspoken barriers being made between those breaking into a field and those who have gained knowledge through experience. Fortunately, I have not found that disconnect between ranks at Kessler Foundation. Instead, the research scientist that I work closely with and who I now view as my mentor, encourages me to formulate new ideas, see things with different perspectives, and question the reasons behind everything. Instead of a hierarchical relationship, there is a work relationship based on mutual respect. Knowing that my mentor takes my opinions into consideration has boosted my confidence and has allowed me to become a better worker and a better researcher.”


“Kessler Foundation embodies the balance between having a warm, friendly & inviting environment while staying true to its mission of making a difference for people with disabilities. It’s a blessing to be excited to go to work, knowing that the research you’re personally involved in is being done for a greater purpose, let alone being a valuable experience of working with clinical populations. Additionally, Kessler upholds an ‘open-door’ policy, enabling the engagement between staff and higher management.”


“Kessler continuously has lab meetings, monthly seminars, presentations, and even tuition reimbursement. Flexible scheduling allows employees to enjoy vacation time. Casual Fridays during the summer allows employees to start their weekends early if workload permits. Employees are also involved in fundraising events, such as walks and mud runners to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research, and have access to a gym on premises, with free yoga classes weekly.”


  • Employee: Angela Spirou
  • Job title: Research Assistant
  • Start Date: October 19, 2015
  • School and Graduation Year: Montclair State University (Master’s in Psychology), May 2016


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Company Info

Year founded
HQ location
West Orange, N.J.
Type of org
# of work sites
U.S. employees109
Global employees109


% New jobs added (past 12 mo)18%
% New hires that were recent grads74%