Tufts University Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Operations Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA

    I worked at Tufts University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great work atmosphere, coworkers, great opportunity to learn and add to skill set

    Cons

    no upward mobility to full time work

    Advice to Management

    keep homegrown talent

  2. Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong management and excellent supervisors

    Cons

    Little room for an advancement

  3. Administrator

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility depending on location; relatively casual work atmosphere depending on location.

    Cons

    Low salaries except at the very top. No promotions from within; employees silo information. Recent spate dismissing long-term, older, experienced employees at higher levels.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring big money consultants to restructure was not a good move. Giving employees a raise would have been better use of funds.

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  5. Great opportunities for research

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

    I worked at Tufts University part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for research, everyone is very supportive, lots of opportunities to learn and branch out

    Cons

    find a position and place early because its hard to get a job in a department as a senior, administration is confusing, payment can sometimes be confusing bw depts

    Advice to Management

    Try to streamline things and be more honest with students and faculty. Even though there are emails sent to the student body about what they're planning, within departments there can be a lot of politics, especially Phys Ed

  6. Overall good

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Medford, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stock rooms for chemicals and office supplies are well stocked.
    Friendly attitude in the department, close to Davis and Porter squares.
    Department guarantees teaching assistant funding if the principle investigator doesn't have funding for a graduate student.

    Cons

    Health insurance offered at Tufts doesn't cover most expenses, including emergency room.
    Management and general organization, on very rare occasion, has been unsatisfactory.

  7. Fair employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA

    I worked at Tufts University part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Access to university resources, ability to apply internally for other university positions

    Cons

    work not always very challenging

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Being a TA as an undergraduate is a great experience

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Medford, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As an undergrad student, the chance to be a teaching assistant in the computer science department was a great learning experience. You end up understanding some basic material better after teaching and explaining it.

    Cons

    Low pay, but fine just for extra cash. Some issues with grading.

  9. Great Department

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was in the Microbiology dept at Tufts Medical as a post doc. The dept is friendly and helpful. Interactions are easy and all are easy to approach. If you want to learn a new technique, use some equipment you just need to ask around.

    Cons

    Very low post doc salary. Despite having two years of prior post doc experience I was counted as a new post doc and started at the lowest wage. The post doc lasted through the economic downturn and raises were minimal even though I asked if something could be done. Departmental administration team is the best. They did the best they could to see if they could get me a better salary but all raises at the time were prohibited. As a post doc, be aware of what you should be making and if you aren't, do something.

  10. Postdoctoral research

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Medford, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life time balance, lot of growth opportunities in terms of trainings, workshop, seminars... Lively postdoctoral community.

    Cons

    There are limited shared facilities for science research

  11. Great Teaching Assistant Environment

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    Current Contractor - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Medford, MA
    Current Contractor - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Medford, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University as a contractor

    Pros

    The Tufts Computer Science department has a great teaching assistantship program. I was a TA for 5 computer science courses during my undergraduate career, and each was a very enriching position with much student interaction and faculty guidance for the most part.

    Cons

    Often very long hours are spent grading student assignments, though there is a lot of great infrastructure for this process. Some faculty need to be better about informing their TAs of their expectations.

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