Thomas Jefferson University

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Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Convenient to public transportation and nearby parking is all around the area (in 7 reviews)

  • As a research assistant, this is a great place to work (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • low salaries, rude people, poor management (in 3 reviews)

  • No communication with upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Transporter

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    Former Employee - Transporter in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Transporter in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Time passes quickly. Great location. Coworkers on night shift were awesome. Teamwork is essential. The patients appreciated our service. Over time was available at times.

    Cons

    Management was great. They just needed to communicate better with the nursing staff. We had downfalls where directors would fudge expected outcomes in lieu of what management knew as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better director


  2. Great Place to work - Low Pay scale

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant C in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant C in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University

    Pros

    Great vacation time 5 hours per week! Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Lower pay scale, Job description is not specific in research.


  3. Great location, complicated management

    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, good benefits, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Very convoluted leadership structure, too many administrators, out of date technology


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  5. Pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant C in Magnolia, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Assistant C in Magnolia, NJ

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I've learned a lot working in a research lab here. My PI is very flexible. I get a good amount of vacation/paid days off

    Cons

    While the job I do is rewarding and makes me feel like I'm making a difference, the salary is definitely not enough for me to make a living, especially since I've received my Master's degree.


  6. Lacks dirction

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable work place, do your job, fit in, disappear (can be a con). Many people there for a long time in the same jobs.

    Cons

    You have to be upper management for any chance to grow. Many people in supervisory positions have no management training; you need to be self guiding; forget about any real training, you learn as you go.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers, grow your people, give them the tools they need to do their jobs.


  7. Not a supportive environment.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow faculty are supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Faculty are overworked compared to other Universities in the Philadelphia area.


  8. Company is a great honor to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse I in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse I in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits such as health insurance, 401K after 1 year, tuition reimbursement, Bring your child to work day, the new CEO has so many visions to bring about great change and I can already see positive changes across the campus

    Cons

    Low salary, not enough staff, each individual department have their own dramas, people are constantly "telling on each other"

    Advice to Management

    Train Managers to be come better managers and to deal with departmental issues


  9. Corrupt!

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    Former Employee - N/A in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - N/A in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Thomas Jefferson University

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible hours. Pay was not that great.

    Cons

    Corrupt and abusive management. Nonsensical written warnings for not kowtowing to screaming course directors. Human Resources lapdogs are useless. Greedy and glory-hogging executives.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating employees with dignity and punish abusive executive-level a-holes. Make cost-of-loving contingent on the cost of living, not on how well employees suck up to their bosses.


  10. TJU

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    Current Employee - TJU in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - TJU in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good life work balance, intelligent and creative work associates from all over the world, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, difficult to advance career


  11. Great place to work once you get set in the system

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Thomas Jefferson University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge of biomedical and clinical research, visionary top management, lot of great colleagues, highly reputed institution, opportunities to work on key clinical problems

    Cons

    Burdensome administrative procedures, things move slowly and hence takes too much time to effect big changes, information technology services is not up to the latest capabilities, conventional mentality in evaluation for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Need to get the middle management to make decisions quickly and transparently. Let the competitive zeal of young faculty and students flow unfettered rather than burdening them with a long list of procedures and conventions to get even basic things done.



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