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Dartmouth Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
140 Reviews
4.1
140 Reviews
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Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon
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36 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great working for my alma mater

    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Director's Assistant Foreign Study Program in Hanover, NH
    Former Contractor - Director's Assistant Foreign Study Program in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    I worked briefly for Dartmouth as the director's assistant for a foreign study program. It was great working for an institution that I care so much about and having the opportunity to work directly with a faculty member.

    Cons

    As the foreign study program was only a few months I don't know enough about working for Dartmouth as an employee to list cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at the Athletics Facilities of Dartmouth College.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Athletics Facilities Info Desk Receptionist in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Athletics Facilities Info Desk Receptionist in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    My work place at the Athletics Facilities has flexible times, and if there are conflicts with time slots they are always taken care for even on a short notice. Generally speaking there are lots of varying positions across numberous departments so it is relatively easy to find work that is intersting. Overall great people and good atmosphere.

    Cons

    They could pay better (close to minimum now in many jobs) for the jobs. On the other hand many of them are simple info desk/receptionist work study positions where it is possible to do homework while at the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slightly better compensation would be great, other than that everything is pretty good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worked as an intern

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

    I worked at Dartmouth

    Pros

    Great place to work, great growth, great peers and competitive salary.

    Cons

    Hanover is a small place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good, over all.

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

    I worked at Dartmouth part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice people and great working atmosphere. Quaint.

    Cons

    Can get a little boring. Compensation too low for work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Learned lots, including even if you work hard you will be passed over for a more affordable hire.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Temporary Assistant in Hanover, NH
    Former Contractor - Temporary Assistant in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    Learned lots, met many international clients, quiet location

    Cons

    Temporary positions don't guarantee you employment even when the position is open for hire and a more "affordable" person applies too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, when they tell you to hire someone due to their proven work HIRE THEM!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Presidential Scholar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Nice to study here

    • 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

    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
  9.  

    Research Assistant

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

    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
  10.  

    Computer Store

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Graduate Student

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

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