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Prestige and Respect

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Former Employee - Lab Manager  in  Nashville, TN
Former Employee - Lab Manager in Nashville, TN

I worked at Vanderbilt University full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Exceptional benefits, including paying the majority of tuition costs for children of employees at any university in the country.
Beautiful campus with a relaxed atmosphere.
Wonderful colleagues from all over the world.
Intellectually challenging.
The name Vanderbilt University is respected and carries prestige with it - which often reflects on you in others eyes.

Cons

Compensation is not based on competence or job requirements. An outside hire will automatically be offered 10% more than an internal transfer hire. The medical research staff are paid more than the university research staff. A new hire without experience will make more than a person that has been in the identical position and has 10 years experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees equitably and fairly.

Recommends
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    Very mediocre research, go elsewhere for cutting edge research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Vanderbilt University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - beautiful campus.
    - taught me how to be selfish.
    - easiness of research meant lots of downtime.

    Cons

    - below average quality of research. merely repeating/duplicating what others have already done. its all talk about doing research for appearances, rather than actually doing the work.
    - incompetent faculty who simply cannot grasp any new concepts, everything has to be dumbed down for them to understand and repeated many many times over and over.
    - bringing up any new ideas or flaws will just get you labeled as "not a team player". must maintain status quo, too afraid to take risks, leading to mediocre research.
    - zero opportunities for advancements.
    - low pay, small raises.
    - coworkers will lie and steal credit just to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - start taking notes during meetings so time is not wasted repeating.
    - stop lying and making false promises.
    - give credit for work done.
    - stop writing insulting and condescending emails. words like "thank you"do exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great experience, but not compensated for the work.

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Vanderbilt University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Research atmosphere. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    Failed to get compensated for much of the work I contributed as I regularly conducted overtime without pay. As such, If you're considering working for Vandy, prepare to be overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, as they are uninterested in listening to the lowly research assistants/ analysts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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