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Dartmouth Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
128 Reviews
4.0
128 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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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Nice graduate degree program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Fabulous learning environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth as a contractor (more than an 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!

  6.  

    great place to me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    quite, peaceful and decent people

    Cons

    long long long cold winter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Research students doing robotics

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    • 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
  9.  

    Worked as a researcher

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    • 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
  10.  

    For research? Hit or miss.

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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