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Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
135 Reviews
4.0
135 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)

  • high life expense and rare chances for EAD to find a job, even for part-time (in 3 reviews)

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    Computer Store

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth

    Pros

    Great culture, really enjoyed working with the staff there. Boss was excellent, and allowed entreprenurial work.

    Cons

    None that I can think off. Low level for firing, certain employees should probably have been officially disciplined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Presidential Scholar

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    Current Employee - Presidential Scholar in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Presidential Scholar in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Pros

    Fantastic exposure to scholarly environment; super valuable to work one-on-one with leading experts in individual fields. Have been able to market my experience in the position to obtain several other jobs.

    Cons

    There were no cons to speak of within my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice to study here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Pros

    Dartmouth College is at a beautiful small town Hanover. The place is really nice. The people here are friendly. Professors are easygoing.

    Cons

    The place is too far away from city. It takes 3 hours to go to Boston. Can be boring here sometimes. Really cold here during winter time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible in allowing students to pick research internships and work with various professors on campus and are very responsive to critique.

    Cons

    Sometimes the research office can lose track of students and don't always keep track of a student's progress with a professor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    Excellent stipend and health benefits, and academic environment.

    Cons

    Small, boring town. No dental or childcare support for grad students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give grad students childcare support! How are we supposed to get PhDs if we have kids if we can't afford fulltime daycare?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Enjoyable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Pros

    Great place to work, beautiful campus

    Cons

    do not really have much cons

  8.  

    Nice graduate degree program

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

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

    Pros

    Working at one of the leading labs in this field, I get to experience first-hand what's its like to transform science in to industry. The graduate school has many excellent programs and career opportunities.

    Cons

    The location is a small town which is sometimes inconvenient for big city dwellers. The nearest big city is a 2.5 hour drive to Boston.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Pros

    best undergraduate teaching, a lot of resources

    Cons

    a bit isolated and too greek-focused

  10.  

    I welcomed all challenges.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Human Resource Office personnel really care about the employees.

    Cons

    A lot of excellent employees were laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend managers to improve on their communication skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Fabulous learning environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    In my experience, people are highly collaborative, willing to share their insights and experiences

    Cons

    It's cold in winter! I was a visiting scholar and getting to Hanover is not the easiest thing to do. Manchester airport is a 80-90 minute drive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dartmouth is undergoing some systemic financial challenges. Change will not be easy!

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