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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    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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    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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    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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    Alumni Relations Rocks

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Medford, MA

    ProsThey are an extremely dedicated and talented staff. There's always laughter in the office, and it's an incredibly positive place to work. They treat their student workers extremely well and truly seem to value the work they put in.

    ConsIt's pretty far away from the heart of campus, which can make it a bit of a trek. It was easier to take the bus than walk. Also, working in university advancement is not made for all people. I definitely think it's an environment better suited to employees who are/were students themselves, rather than folks not as acquainted with Tufts. Plus, payroll often got delayed, which could be frustrating - but never seriously so.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CEEO

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible Hours, Brilliant People, Ambitious

    ConsWork space expansion could be useful

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    Great work environment

    Library Worker (Former Employee)
    Medford, MA

    ProsExcellent workplace for work-study students. There are boundless opportunities in academic departments, cafes, libraries, and various buildings for students to have a great job to earn some extra money, while still making sure that studies are the most important part of their day.

    ConsNot surprisingly, pay isn't fantastic, but who would expect it to be? Started off at minimum wage ($8/hr) and after 4 years working, only finished at $8.8/hr. But, again, I didn't work to make a living, just to have some extra cash.

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    Great place

    Licensing Associate (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsEven though big University, gave a "family" feeling

    ConsWas not there long enough to really see cons

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    Athletics Department pays well for easy work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe lifeguarding morning shift pays extra (or at least it used to). Working at sporting events doesn't even feel like work, if you like the sport.

    ConsThe gym can be a hike early in the morning. It can be hard to rack up enough hours to really make a lot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI never had a problem with management. I felt like a valued employee.

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    Archivest (Former Employee)
    Somerville, MA

    ProsGreat envoronment, and they are very helpful.

    ConsThey do not offer full time positions

    Advice to Senior ManagementExtraordinary staff that is very professional

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

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