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Brandeis University Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
97 Reviews
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97 Reviews
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Brandeis University President Frederick M Lawrence
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice campus, nice people, good cafes to work at (in 7 reviews)

  • Best people, nice work environment, learn a lot (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • My manager was not supportive a great deal of the time (in 2 reviews)

  • Some faculty members are really mean to international students (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brandeis University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Terrific place to work with wonderful colleagues and great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be difficult commute by car.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great University

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brandeis University

    Pros

    Great learning environment and great faculties .

    Cons

    I can't think of anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Small community, impressive science

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate

    I have been working at Brandeis University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ease of collaboration, impressively heavy hitting names, laid back atmosphere makes approaching PIs easy. Graduate student pay, amazing health insurance.

    Cons

    Very little to no career preparation outside of academia, professors rotate chair responsibilities making taking issues up the chain difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Review

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Brandeis University

    Pros

    Great place to work! Learned a lot working for faculty!

    Cons

    None at all! None at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting - Room for Growth

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    Former Employee - Office of High School Programs in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Office of High School Programs in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Brandeis University

    Pros

    Great hours (7 hour days), use of gym, wonderful student population, small campus, great work-life balance

    Cons

    New managers were not trained in the "Office of High School Programs"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train new managers - make policies clear including expectation that supervisors should not use intimidation or raise their voices to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful university, but large inconsistency in how labs and research assistants are managed

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Brandeis University full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of professional development opportunities (seminars within and from outside the university)

    Cons

    Some research assistants are treated as equipment; there to be used until they wear out (varies by lab)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Closer management of staff scientists by department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent staff, independent working environment.

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    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time

    Pros

    -Independent working conditions
    -Free coffee and snacks
    -Great connects with professional staff
    -Important cause, intrinsic motivation to work

    Cons

    -Sometimes projects feel a little bit aimless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing everything the way you are, just maybe offer a bit more guidance on individual project goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Very good experience.

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Brandeis University

    Pros

    The staff really cares about you and everyone is extremely nice at the university.

    Cons

    They limit the hours of part time workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Program Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Brandeis University

    Pros

    Small liberal arts college with a strong mission of social justice. Staff are able to take classes at the university and earn master's degrees.

    Cons

    Smaller school; salaries are not as competitive as the larger universities in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better defined career paths

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience working as a teaching assistant.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brandeis University

    Pros

    Good Communication with the professor
    easy tasks
    casual timetable

    Cons

    No big cons I've found, pay is a bit low compare to other positions on campus.

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