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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 (More than 10 years)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

Treat your employees equitably and fairly.

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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.


  2. Great place for research, going through tough times

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

    I worked at Vanderbilt University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The resources and environment at VUMC are great. There are a number of core facilities that help provide assistance to all levels of researchers.

    Cons

    VUMC is suffering, like all academic research hospitals, are caught in a budget crisis caused by federal and state reimbursement and grant funding reductions.

    Advice to Management

    Make a path for employees to make complaints to HR about supervisors


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