Tufts University
3.9 of 5 118 reviews
www.tufts.edu Medford, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Tufts University Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.9 118 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco

Anthony P. Monaco

(39 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
118 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work environment: supportive and caring, but provides a rigorous education"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Appreciation of need for work/life balance"
    in 4 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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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLooks out for it's employee's career advancement

    ConsI did not have any challenges

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Great campus and good human resource support

    Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee)
    Medford, MA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work with a mission and challenge

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Medford, MA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    World class research institute that stands by its employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAcademic freedom, integrity and unbelievable colleagues. It's a good institution to develop opportunities for yourself and your colleagues with a broad base of foundations, corporations and individual donors.

    ConsIt's hard to make tenure. The campus is constrained for space and has been extremely creative in recent years to capitalize on the limited footprint.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHeavily democratic and inclusive strategy process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing benefits and a good place to grow your career

    Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

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

    ConsLow salary compared to other institutions in the area

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Lifeguard (Current Employee)
    Medford, MA

    Prosif 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork close with professors and students. Nice culture and great people.

    ConsSome labs are far from campus which is not very convenient for graduate students to be connected to others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent work environment but contingent contract

    Part-Time Lecturer (Current Employee)
    Medford, MA

    ProsBrilliant, 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.

    ConsFor 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 Senior ManagementHire more tenure track faculty and fewer contingent faculty.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great school, outstanding academics, good facilities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent International Relations department, strong academics in general. Great location for students.

    ConsI do not have many cons to speak of with respect to Tufts University from an academic perspective. In terms of student life, while the school has a wide range of student organizations and activities, it is definitely not a "party" school. If you are looking for a school with a vibrant Greek community, this is probably not the place for you.

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    Student Worker Enjoys Work-Study Opportunities

    Writing Fellow (Former Employee)
    Medford, MA

    ProsI relished the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom in a work study position. Work-life balance was manageable, and I enjoyed the community of students and faculty members that I worked alongside.

    ConsThe leadership style and company values I was exposed to in my position were overwhelmingly positive. It is possible, however, that those in a position within a different division or of a different nature have had an entirely different experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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