Tulane
3.7 of 5 88 reviews
tulane.edu New Orleans, LA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Tulane Reviews

Updated Dec 18, 2013
Tulane – New Orleans – “Zach Morgan and Orleans Darkwa celebrating after…”

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3.7 88 reviews

                             

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Tulane President and Director Scott S. Cowen

Scott S. Cowen

(49 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A good place to work if you don't care about your work.

Development (Current Employee)
New Orleans, LA

I have been working at Tulane full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are a few good people here, and they will help you get ahead.
12 sick days per year
Lots of Holidays
Vacation time is pretty generous
Never have to work outside of business hours
7.5 hour work day (37.5 hour workweek)

ConsPoor management
Powerless management
Cover-your-ass culture
Employees' primary interest is in self-preservation, not in accomplishing goals
No praise for good work
No feedback on poor work
No social culture, no company culture
Suggestions for improvement are deemed "complaints"
Absolutely NO work from home
Extreme disconnect between management and employee satisfaction.
Boss will sometimes give you grief for using earned PTO (sick or vacation).

Advice to Senior ManagementTulane hemorrhages talent and breeds mediocrity; exceptional hires soon realize that co-workers are not interested in a job well done (instead, they would rather keep archaic processes in interest of self-preservation) and jump ship.

Maximum shelf life of a smart staff person at Tulane is 3 years.

Engage employees and give merit to complaints when they are brought to you.

Facilitate mediation when peer conflicts arise.

Cultivate a culture where co-workers get to know each other so that they respect each other as human beings, instead of cogs.

Reward a job well done; offer constructive feedback and professional development when work is lacking. It is possible to go for weeks at a time without interacting with another person or doing any work-- management isn't even turning a blind eye, they are simply oblivious.

No management actually occurs here-- mangers do not personally interact with employees, and rather leave co-workers to fend for themselves when resolving conflicts. Policy changes (as if there were any policies to follow to begin with) are impossible.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Welcome to hell

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New Orleans, LA

I have been working at Tulane

ProsSend your kids to college
child care
you are a yes man
you lack the ability to find a job anywhere else

Conscompensation is lacking
do not recognize talent
slackers get promoted
recognized leaders get "reorganized" due to personal issues with CTO
watch out for the knives, your likely to get stabbed in the back

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should reign in the current CTO before he destroys the whole infrastructure that was recovered post-Katrina. It would seem that the CTO should recognize talent and not be so concerned with stroking his ego. He has only succeeded in surrounding himself with yes men and clueless executives to make himself look like less of an idiot. What was Tulane thinking??

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A negative experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tulane

ProsThe best reason I can think of to work at Tulane University would be the benefits. The perk of having your children go to school for free.

ConsThere is no communication, very unethical, and horrible place to be employed. Very political with no due process or praise for superior work.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to effectivley monitor Departments so they are not an independent entity. They are able to do whatever they want to do.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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