Dartmouth Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
120 Reviews
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120 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Very good benefits and a relatively stress free environment (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The cost of living is close to that of the Boston area, but the pay was slightly lower than I had been making in the Midwest in a medium-sized city (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Research students doing robotics

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good experience during the study. Advisors are nice and always ready to help. Good place to live with low expenses. Lot of place for entertainment.

    Cons

    Too far away from big cities. Very few chance to find a job in the big cities like boston or new york city. During the interview, it is very inconvenient for transportation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    research assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Pros

    Small school, Great interactions with faculty

    Cons

    Long cold winter, far from major cities

  3.  

    Comfortable work-life balance, community feel, but ultimately very bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Pros

    Beautiful atmosphere, Great access to the outdoors

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Very slow to get work done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of excess bureaucracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience as Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth

    Pros

    One pro is that the opportunities for great research

    Cons

    One con is the cold winters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  6.  

    Student Worker at Dartmouth

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Consistent pay, relaxed work environment, flexibility, nice natural environment and atmosphere, general friendliness, healthy food options, easy delivery service, promotions available

    Cons

    sometimes menial/tedious work, surprise tasks not uncommon, sometimes requiring manual labor, sometimes no A/C in buildings, annoying college students, not always organized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and be a little bit more organized, and try to have less excuses, be realistic about when you can complete things. Try to reduce the bad-mouthing of superiors and the scape-goating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Dartmouth great learning experience

    Cons

    No room for advancement.

  8.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Lebanon, NH

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, beautiful area, lots of things to do for a small college town. If you like the outdoors and cultural experiences, you'll probably like it at Dartmouth.

    Cons

    Working in academic research doesn't pay well as a rule, and my positions have been funded by grants, so I have basically no job security. I can't really say what it's like outside of grant-funded positions. Also, all employees were given a very stingy cost-of-living raise (less than the usual annual increase), despite the college receiving a $100 million dollar gift recently. And they justified it by saying the college was broke.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Postdoc and young faculty go elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upper Connecticut valley is beautiful and safe. Cheap-er than other parts of the country but not that cheap,

    Cons

    Too much influence from Alumni, too much anti-reseach which materializes on very poor management at the Medical School. This only applies to research, can't express judgement on MD training. Poor core facilities, lousy, limited critical mass in some key areas, no long-term vision. As far as the College, decent benefits nothing else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability+personal responsibility at ALL LEVELS and edpecially so with upper management. Demotions don't cut anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Janitor in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Janitor in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    high pay, good hours, good job security, safe location and nice environment, lots of ability and opportunity to take time off for personal reason

    Cons

    sometimes the students can be quite demanding and self-centered. also somehow the bathrooms always end up being soiled to hell no matter how well you clean them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Employment opportunities are diverse and numerous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH

    I worked at Dartmouth part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dartmouth offers great opportunities to gain significant experience in its offices. Pay varies depending on experience and department.

    Cons

    The Hanover-Lebanon area can be boring for 20-somethings who are past their college years but are not yet settled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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