Dartmouth Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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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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  1. I have been at Dartmouth for about 15 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Upper Level Management in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Upper Level Management in Lebanon, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall great place to work, nice people, small supportive community. Very good health benefits for college employees.

    Cons

    Not much public transportation, isolated area. If you are an outdoor person you will LOVE the area. Housing is a little on the expensive side.

    Advice to Management

    Increase overall pay

  2. I worked as a research assistant with some great passionate grad students and professors

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at Dartmouth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good support network, you take on as much as you want to

    Cons

    The work can get repetitive sometimes or there are times when there's not a lot to be done in general

  3. Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    learned a lot, hands on, flexible hours

    Cons

    male dominated. not a great female culture

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  5. Good alumni culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Pros

    good alumni network; cared about each other. People from Upper Valley are usually nice. Strong brand recognition

    Cons

    Transportation is not great for people without a car (free shuttle but only on weekdays)

  6. Grad Student: Eh

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth

    Pros

    Beautiful surroundings
    Skiing
    Great faculty
    Women are well represented in the department

    Cons

    Not much to do
    The quarter system is a nightmare
    Everything is far away (food, house/university)
    Public transportation is limited outside Hanover

  7. Wonderful environment for M.Ed Hires

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

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of benefits, including health coverage and incentives, free tuition and workshops and counseling around the clock
    - Wonderful students, that care about their education
    - A lot of responsibility. Dartmouth is a small campus, so admin, assistant directors and directors have to wear multiple hats.
    - Fantastic college town

    Cons

    - Town is rather remote. Good for a family, not for someone who is single
    - As with many Ivey's Dartmouth is steeped in tradition. This makes for a lot of bureaucracy to sift through, but is something to be occasionally proud of as well.

  8. I have had a generally positive experience at Dartmouth and during my PhD, but of course requires personal motivation.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small school with great professors and a beautiful area. Low cost of living and wonderful people around.

    Cons

    Somewhat homogeneous relative to city life and because it is not a world class research institution in the end, it really matters who you work with.

  9. Entirely dependant on department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth

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

    Pros

    Work variety and independence usually

    Cons

    PIs can be unreasonable often

    Advice to Management

    Take an interest in research staff

  10. Great working for my alma mater

    • Work/Life Balance
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. Working at the Athletics Facilities of Dartmouth College.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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