Tulane University
3.7 of 5 99 reviews
www.tulane.edu New Orleans, LA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Tulane University Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
Tulane University – New Orleans – “Zach Morgan and Orleans Darkwa celebrating after…”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 99 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Tulane University President and Director Scott S. Cowen

Scott S. Cowen

(53 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
13 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    They do good research and interesting work, terrible management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat access to research, plenty of work to be done and people are supportive if you want to take on more tasks and assignments.

    ConsReally tense work environment. Not sure what is going on with upper management but it was stressful to be around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Less than Satisfying

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsThere was good sick and vacation time, but now they're looking at revamping and offering less sick time, and limiting time in vacation bank to less time than you can carry over now. It depends on the school as to whether the work pace is fast or slow. Depending on your position the work life balance is good.

    ConsWe did not get pay raises this year and it might be another couple of years before we do. It is difficult to get promoted because it seems like candidates are already handpicked, and the job posting and interview process is just a formality. Parking is very expensive or hard to find.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone may not have doctorates, but it does not mean we're flunkies. Many leaders at Tulane micromanage and cause their own headaches. Staff can take you places you never imagined if you would allow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    Horrifying working environment

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsStaff in Department of Epidemiology and School of Public Health are usually nice to me

    ConsNo life/working balance if you are working there. The mentor stayed 10 h / 7d every week and ridiculously FORCED me to stay here that long, too. That is crazy! Genetic and epigenetic lab work exhausted me much but the mentor still demands more. She would like me to be a genetic statistician as well. I felt it is too intense to me and left the pot immediately.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo more advice than 'never goes there!'

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Over bearing boss, lack of communication and training, not set up for success

    Library Tech (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked in a library, had some time to do home work, got to meet wide range of professors and students

    ConsLack of training and management lead many student employees to quit... Librarian was eventually fired

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Not all it is cracked up to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPrestigious environment, good working conditions

    ConsDon't comply with their own salary policies,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Member

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsThe physical environment is pleasant - campus is beautiful. It is very nice to have time off (paid) during the holidays, and we have alot of exciting speakers, etc. that visit campus. It is also nice to feel you are having a positive impact on the lives of young adults.

    ConsThe company does not pay it's employees a fair wage, there is only one program for recognizing positive staff contributions, and it is limited to honoring 10 people per year. Threre is very little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management needs to create programs that reward staff members who work hard and contribute alot to the university, particularly because they are not increasing salaries. Many staff members' work loads have increased without receiving additional compensation. Happy staff members will translate into more positive student experiences, which will make the students more loyal to the university and ultimately result in more money donated to the universtiy by alumni. The focus is on faculty, as it should be, but the staff members of the university and the impact we have on the student experience is highly under-valued.

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good employer in New Orleans

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsGood vacation and sick time, offices are small so you can make an impact, you can take advantage of the interesting events around campus, tuition benefit is great.

    ConsIt is difficult to move around the company and networking is required to do so. You must have a masters degree to move up in most departments although this is true of most educational organizations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is difficult to move around the organization. Sometimes talent is lost because employees don't get interviews when they apply in another area of the school. I'm not sure what the solution is but I believe this would lead to a more dynamic institution.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Program Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTulane tuition reimbursement. Tulane is a cultural hive and employees are always granted access. Tulane name has pull in New Orleans.

    ConsBoring work; no support for innovation; very little collaboration between departments; poor management skills displayed by immediate and ultimate supervisor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold all departments to the same standards. Weed out employees who are the object of repeated complaints. Ensure compliance with mission.

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Tulane needs to wake up and not take staff for granted

    Web Applications Analyst (Former Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsIt's the biggest employer in New Orleans (at least when I worked there), so the benefits are relatively good. Beautiful campus. Good location, and a diverse work community.

    ConsLack of senior leadership & communication down to staff; poor compensation; few career advancement opportunities. Raises were seemingly untied to performance - as a non-manager, count on making just the minimum 3-4% raise every year regardless of how hard you work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate job tracks for positions that allow more to advance in salary and title promotion. Communicate more with staff about the vision for the unit. Provide better SALARIES and stop pointing to the compensation package - you can't put food on your table with a good dental plan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Help Tulane get more pay

    Cook (Current Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsYour children can go to the college for free after 3 years of service

    ConsThe Parking in the area is the worst, The pay is not suitable for the job and when it rain all the car are flooding, Metermaids tickets because there is no parking available for free to the staff and the cost to park on the campus it so expensive that the low paying worker can afford to park.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe look at the cost of living withing the area where the school is located and pay staff salary compare to other university and job that are being done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Tulane University? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Tulane University reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Tulane University CEO Scott S. Cowen. All 13 reviews posted anonymously by Tulane University employees.