Dartmouth Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
123 Reviews
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123 Reviews
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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 Science TA Dartmouth

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Computer Science TA in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Computer Science TA in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Reasonably flexible hours, strengthens understanding of CS principles through explaining those principles to others. Become closer to CS professors in the process.

    Cons

    Difficulty working with students who only want answers to problems rather than working through them themselves. Grading can be time consuming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Research students doing robotics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    Worked as a researcher

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Researcher in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Flexible job hours
    -Nice professor
    -Interesting projects

    Overall, I had a very good experience working with a professor on research. I learned a lot on the job, developed many skills, and overall had a very enjoyable time working.

    Cons

    I thought that there aren't really any cons to working at Dartmouth. The schedule was flexible and I did interesting work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real advice to management. I think management does a fantastic job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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

  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    For research? Hit or miss.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    Overall, go elsewhere. If you have a great PI, things are different but lack of critical mass, great faculty and poor core facilities make good research tough and especially very slow to accomplish. Benefits below average, big cut during the 2008/09 crash, especially so health insurance.

    Cons

    Beautiful scenery, safe, fairly affordable, great for families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability, Accountability, Accountability. Hire a good Dean for a change (DMS).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    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

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    Student Worker at Dartmouth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Good while it lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Dartmouth great learning experience

    Cons

    No room for advancement.

  11.  

    Postdoc and young faculty go elsewhere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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