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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
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Vanderbilt University

  1.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall great place to work; however, needs some updating

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Love the tuition reimbursement for children of staff. Family friendly and health conscious community of workers. Love Thursday's Farmers Market during the Summer.

    Cons

    Directors and Administration frequently make decisions without consulting with the current end-users. Job description are out of date, frequently do not fit current roles. Subsequently, staff are not paid for the work they actually do. Opportunities for advancement are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always include end-users at the decision making table.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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