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Tufts University Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
158 Reviews
4.1
158 Reviews
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Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's possible to maintain (in theory) a good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work environment: supportive and caring, but provides a rigorous education (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Little room for growth and advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • Often very long hours are spent grading student assignments, though there is a lot of great infrastructure for this process (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great opportunities for research

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tufts University

    Pros

    Great Boss
    Flexible Hours
    Adequate Training
    Easy work

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth
    Admin work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tufts University

    Pros

    Working on a personal area network especially focus on body health care

    Cons

    Intelligent workmates and relaxed environment

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  5.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tufts University

    Pros

    Great community, work one can believe in

    Cons

    All the usual cons of academia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Research Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Assistant Internship in Grafton, MA
    Former Intern - Research Assistant Internship in Grafton, MA

    I worked at Tufts University as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot
    Good friendly environment
    Got to work in the field

    Cons

    Funding did not permit contract extension

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent compensation overshadowed by poor university leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, solid benefits. Some of the people who work here are delightful.

    Cons

    Few women in positions of leadership. HR is a menace and takes forever to get things done. Little room for growth. Length of service is valued above real skills and potential. University leadership takes little or no interest in "the little guys." Poor work/life balance; expected to be on-call 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase diversity in leadership. Reward skills and contributions, not just the length of time someone has been sitting in a position. AND STOP MAILING PAPER PAY STUBS THIS IS 2015. THIS IS WHY YOUR SCHOOL IS LOSING MONEY.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor

    I worked at Tufts University

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, decent technology, worthwhile work.

    Cons

    Administrative processes . . . are . . . . . slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline administrative operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working as an advertising sales manager at Tufts Daily is a great hands-on business experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tufts University

    Pros

    1. great work life balance
    2. get paid
    3. high commission if you successfully sell the ad
    4. great team

    Cons

    lack of support from school

  10.  

    Overall good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Fair employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    work not always very challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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