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Great support for Doctoral Students

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Doctoral Student  in  Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Doctoral Student in Nashville, TN

Pros

Can't beat the quality education (getting a Ph.D) while getting to avoid having to take out large student loans to live off of. Tuition paid, monthly stipend, great healthcare.

Cons

The stipend is great but can be hard to live off of depending on the circumstances. Overall, I can't complain though. I am thankful.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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Other reviews for Vanderbilt University

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    research assistant in vanderbilt university

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

    Pros

    good place to work,I like the enviroment to work in.

    Cons

    not enough money to earn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Friendly staff doing helpful work but the culture takes some getting used to.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    This small office has a team of talented staff dedicated to assisting undergraduates. Everyone is pleasant to work with, always ready to lend a hand when needed, and willing to offer advice or support with new projects. The larger University offers a wealth of resources and each person I've encountered is happy to share information or advice.

    Cons

    The administrative/leadership team in this office is very much into maintaining the status quo and keeping up appearances. Staff are encouraged to be entrepreneurial but leadership struggles with making decisions in a timely manner or requiring so much validation that the project owner loses interest. Moral and enthusiasm are often poor and little is done to acknowledge or remedy the situation. My perception is that leadership is more willing to put more time in finding a replacement than coaching a staff member struggling in their role. Not very much done in the way of staff perks, in fact student workers are given more attention than paid staff! There is also an 'hourly mentality' with regard to staff schedules, and taking time off or being out of the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Six staff members left this office during a period of 18 months. It might be useful to look into the reasons why and how you might work to change the current office culture and improve staff moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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