Dartmouth Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
117 Reviews
3.8
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a tight-knit community (in 5 reviews)

  • Also full of very friendly people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • High cost of living, university town (in 4 reviews)

  • hanover is in the middle of nowhere (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Student Worker at Dartmouth

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

    I have been working at Dartmouth part-time for 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
  3.  

    Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Dartmouth great learning experience

    Cons

    No room for advancement.

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  5.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II  in  Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Lebanon, NH

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, beautiful area, lots of things to do for a small college town. If you like the outdoors and cultural experiences, you'll probably like it at Dartmouth.

    Cons

    Working in academic research doesn't pay well as a rule, and my positions have been funded by grants, so I have basically no job security. I can't really say what it's like outside of grant-funded positions. Also, all employees were given a very stingy cost-of-living raise (less than the usual annual increase), despite the college receiving a $100 million dollar gift recently. And they justified it by saying the college was broke.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Postdoc and young faculty go elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time for 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
  7.  

    Employment opportunities are diverse and numerous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH

    I worked at Dartmouth part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dartmouth offers great opportunities to gain significant experience in its offices. Pay varies depending on experience and department.

    Cons

    The Hanover-Lebanon area can be boring for 20-somethings who are past their college years but are not yet settled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Janitor  in  Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Janitor in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    high pay, good hours, good job security, safe location and nice environment, lots of ability and opportunity to take time off for personal reason

    Cons

    sometimes the students can be quite demanding and self-centered. also somehow the bathrooms always end up being soiled to hell no matter how well you clean them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    a good place for study and research, but pay is low

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    Current Employee - Research Associate B  in  Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Research Associate B in Hanover, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good environment, relative safety.

    Cons

    high life expense and rare chances for EAD to find a job, even for part-time. need pay for gym.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    laid back environment

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    Countryside, easy life. Cost of living OK.

    Cons

    Not competitive, not many opportunities. If you are a couple, it may be difficult for your spouse to find a job. Harsh winter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to live and work

    Current Employee - Senior Research Support Specialist  in  Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Research Support Specialist in Hanover, NH

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

    Pros

    Amazing and talented faculty, students, and staff. Good benefits (although steadily scaling back) and an amazing vacation package.

    Cons

    Major change initiatives within student life and unsteady future for medical school relationship with College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Health System. Downward pressure on salaries with little opportunity for raises or growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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