Tufts University Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
128 Reviews

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128 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work environment: supportive and caring, but provides a rigorous education (in 11 reviews)

  • Tuition remission benefits, learning new skills, exciting and fast-paced environment, great work-life balance, (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are costly such as health insurance (in 3 reviews)

  • Chinatown is not an ideal work area, it can be dangerous around here at night and students often need to work long hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great job as a student

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    Former Employee - ARC Tutor  in  Medford, MA
    Former Employee - ARC Tutor in Medford, MA

    I worked at Tufts University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was a great way to make money while studying. ARC provides some useful trainings.

    Cons

    Could have made the tutoring program a bit more organized by providing more support to head tutors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Chemical and Biological Engineering Department - Warm and fast-learning environment

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    Former Employee - Research Award  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Award in Boston, MA

    I worked at Tufts University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People focused, professors really cares about your improvement

    Cons

    Connection to the industry is not as strong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Project Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Tufts University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, relaxed job, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Good benefits but they are costly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great campus and good human resource support

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate  in  Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Medford, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working condition and friendly colleagues that are supportive. Great gym and athletic facilities.

    Cons

    Traffic jam, hard to find nearby parking places. Not enough on-campus cafeteria.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work with a mission and challenge

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Engaging work. Great colleagues. Benefits and pay very comfortable.

    Cons

    Like any place of privilege some soul-searching and reflections is often needed. That seems to be happening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not sure what's happening to Tufts

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    Current Employee - Department Administrator  in  Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Medford, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. The people in my department and school are wonderful despite lots of egos.

    Cons

    Lots of initiatives that seem to go nowhere. After a while you just stop paying attention, keep your head down and hope they will die on the vine. It seems it's Central versus the schools with no clear winner but lots of losers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Start working together. Stop talking and start doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent university and positive work experience

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Medford, MA

    I worked at Tufts University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Student workers are able to easily balance academics with work, which allows them to stay on top of their schedules while making some income on the side. Compensation for many basic office administration jobs is better than one would expect.

    Cons

    Personal growth as an employee is better earned working for a non-academic institution. Student workers usually work to supplement their college experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hard to get a job if you aren't work-study

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard  in  Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Medford, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    if you lived on campus they worked well with your schedule. further if you have work study its easy to get a job. just go to jobx.

    Cons

    It was extremely hard to get a job as a student without workstudy. I found only a few jobs that would even hire me unless you want to work in the dining hall. one was lifeguarding because of my license and DevTech in the CD department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make more jobs more open to non work study. lifeguarding was only 9.50 which wasn't very much for a job requiring a license.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing benefits and a good place to grow your career

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Tuition remission benefits, learning new skills, exciting and fast-paced environment, great work-life balance,

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other institutions in the area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work environment but contingent contract

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer  in  Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Medford, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant, friendly colleagues that are supportive of each other and like to collaborate on research. Friendly and helpful administrators. Opportunities for employee training and health/wellness seminars for all employees.

    Cons

    For adjuncts, the pay is low and your contract is from semester to semester. Better pay and terms than most adjunct positions, but it's still hard to make a living on these terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more tenure track faculty and fewer contingent faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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