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Overall, it's a great environment with really interesting and fun people!

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Current Employee - Research Associate in Medford, MA
Current Employee - Research Associate in Medford, MA

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

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

Pros

People at Tufts are generally very friendly and cooperative, there is a sense of family. The campus is also very beautiful and overall it's a great place to work.

Cons

You can tell that management/facilities are disorganized. There were often issues with the building I was working in (such as leaks in the roof) which took days to fix. Also, they would hire external contractors to do things the university should have people to do.

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  1. Good work study job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tufts University

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

    Pros

    Was able to get a lot of Homework done. Was rarely bothered. Sat behind a desk and did homework the whole time.

    Cons

    Good job, especially for a student doing work study.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Sick, dysfunctional, mistrustful culture (at least in my group)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    University environment, interesting people, nice campus, plenty of over-manning in some departments, very good bennies, campus wellness programs, lots of vacation time, audit courses - everything good you are supposed to expect from a university.

    Cons

    - Ancient, command and control management environment.
    - The strongest Us vs. Them culture for - management to employees I've ever experienced anywhere.
    - Lack of trust in employees by management and insane, almost comical micromanagement at all levels.
    - Many long time staffers in my group heading for the exits right now.
    - Multiple levels of management creates confusion among staffers. Most managers in my group are redundant.
    - When something breaks or goes awry, there is always the blame game.
    - Vacation? What, you didn't give us 4 months notice? Sorry, your vacation has been denied.
    - Did I mention they micromanage at all levels?

    Advice to Management

    Leave. You're useless. You create stress where none is needed. You create confusion where we've understood our job for years.

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