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Dartmouth Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.8 107 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon

Philip Hanlon

(23 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a tight-knit community(in 5 reviews)

  • Also full of very friendly people(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • High cost of living, university town(in 4 reviews)

  • hanover is in the middle of nowhere(in 3 reviews)

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    Fantastic experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis is a really easy job, can do homework at the desk, few people come in or out. It's quiet and nice and you can pick as many hours as you'd like. Also full of very friendly people.

    ConsThere really aren't a lot of opportunities to move up. It's hard to use this job as your only job because cost of living in New Hampshire is too high.

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    Athletics

    Referee/Supervisor (Former Employee) Hanover, NH

    ProsGood hours, easy commute, reasonable managers, good pay

    ConsNone, great place to work

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

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    Depends on where you work

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are quite good and there is a lot of autonomy at least for some people depending on what area they work in. Nice options for outdoor activities offered through the college such as cabins and skiing.

    ConsYear-to-year raises average around 2%---and very difficult to get above that even for exceptional employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on innovative ways to show appreciation for employees and faculty.

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    teaching assistant for IWR

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Hanover, NH

    ProsGreat faculty and the students are very sharp and eager to learn.

    ConsNot a whole lot of appreciation for the work we down with students.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more appreciative of how we help your students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Director

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOverall great first 6 months, very inviting community, impressive on-boarding experience both within the division I work and the support of our human resources office.

    ConsNo cons at this time.

     

    Research Assistant for Sociology Department

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat professors to work with in the department

    ConsJuggling academic life with extra curriculars

     

    IT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWonderful coworkers, friendly environment, nice managers

    ConsNot a clear path for upward mobility.

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    Good for some people, not for others

    Salaried/Exempt Staff (Current Employee) Hanover, NH

    ProsBeautiful scenery, well-resourced organization, name on resume opens opportunities. People either stay here for a VERY long time, or leave after a couple years. You don't find a lot of people in the middle. They either love it long-term or come to dislike it quickly.

    ConsInsulated, group-think, not progressive in many ways though very liberal politically. Geographic isolation leads to ideological isolation and you sometimes get the feeling that you've stepped back in time about fifty years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that other colleges/universities are doing initiatives that are light-years beyond what is currently being done. It's important to adapt and not rest on Ivy League laurels.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Last few years have been difficult with administrative transitions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hanover, NH

    ProsGreat mentorship and exposure to top-notch professionals in higher education. Good work-life balance and a tight-knit community. People who are passionate about education.

    ConsHanover is rural and can feel stifling for those looking for more excitement. The administrative structure seems poorly designed and keeps changing with all the administrative transitions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously evaluate human resources needs and shift positions/hire/lay off appropriately. It's blasphemy to lay people off at Dartmouth, but some of the existing positions and structures simply make no sense anymore.

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

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    There's more freedom here then in industry; but it's less organized and there's less trust in a nonacademic's abilities.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Hanover, NH

    ProsFreedom to pursue various interesting research topics and to focus on designs and testing. Limited paperwork.

    ConsThere is a significant barrier to academics accepting an engineer's technical expertise if said engineer does not have a PhD. It can be overcome but the barrier should be diminished.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more support and trust to engineers and technical experts.

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