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Updated Jul 25, 2014
Tulane University – New Orleans – “Zach Morgan and Orleans Darkwa celebrating after…”

Tulane University – New Orleans – “Zach Morgan and Orleans Darkwa celebrating after…”
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3.7 101 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Tulane University President and Director Scott S. Cowen

Scott S. Cowen

(54 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The weather in New Orleans is enjoyable, the city is very nice, and the food is the best (in 12 reviews)

  • Depending on your position the work life balance is good (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • I can't really think of any at the moment, Tulane is a New Orleans institution (in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunities for advancement are rare, management will nickel and dime you, cut pay while increasing work responsibilities (in 3 reviews)

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    Higher Ed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsBeautiful campus, tuition waiver, solid benefits e.g. health, retirement, vacation, etc., relaxed work environment, great environment for learning, best institution in the state of Louisiana, very intelligent faculty and students and excellent senior leadership and vision at the top.

    ConsFairly low salaries, culture of dysfunction and apathy among staff in many departments, restrictions on hiring most qualified/talented staff members through internal compliance organization, ZERO PERFORMANCE BASED INCENTIVES, inefficient/manual paperwork processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on hiring more talented people, improve performance reviews and performance based incentives for employees creating new value, increasing efficiency or some other form of value added activity for the university. Push for more automation, accountability and efficiency in paperwork (already initiated).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great school

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe working culture and benefits are great.

    Consworking essentially within a bureaucracy, so things move slow and a lot of people working there do the bare minimum; talk of doing away with a LOT of the benefits that draw people to work there.

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    Tulane is wonderful but there is little room to advance!

    Information Systems Coordinator (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsBenefits - Tuition Waiver paid for my MBA
    The people in academia are much nicer than those in the for-profit world
    Holidays are a blessing

    ConsLittle room for advancement
    Pay raises don't even cover the inflation rate
    Parking is a mess...

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be fair market... I could go to another university and make 10k more but I stay here because I have people in my life here now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasant experience at a mid-size university in an awesome city

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsAble to maintain work-life balance with only occasional after hours/weekend work, decent vacation time, and management is easy to work with

    ConsNot an easy place to move up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Being an employee at Tulane as a student is a mixed bag.

    Peer Health Educator (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsHaving a job as a student is helpful to pay expenses. It is nice to be able to also do homework while working.

    ConsThe pay is very minimal here. Job options are limited and are not super professional in most cases.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Located in a great city

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork and enjoy the culture of New Orleans

    Consvery few opportunities in the city

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    It was a very learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe staff and the care for others

    ConsWhile working at Tulane I never experience any bad times

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the employee moral going

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fine

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible Hours, departments are responsive to their students

    ConsAdministration can be somewhat slow and ineffective

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Developer

    Software Developer (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsGreat benefits and work life balance

    ConsLess challenging and low pace work

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep more momentum in the work and have decision making strong

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunity For Direct Impact on Students with a supportive work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsRelative long-term job stability, supportive work environment, very reasonable hours, generous fringe benefits (such as tuition waiver) and opportunity to have positive impact on the overall direction of the University.

    ConsLimited upward mobility, many layers of management in University hierarchy, budget constraints leave little room for pay increases or promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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