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Tufts University Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
127 Reviews

3.9
127 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a great place to work, if you land in the right department.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. A lot of great people and culture. I really miss some of the people I met there.

    Cons

    The middle level department managers are often untrained and some down right dishonest. My manager was a pathological lier. You can tell what departments have such people with the turn over rate. My department was about 50% and there are still two positions open. That is why Tufts transfer policy for new employees is they must stay a year in the department of hire before leaving. Else these mangers would have no one working for them. There are departments where almost everyone leaves, or just finds a new employer. They often petty, micro manage you and get you into conflicts with other people. They are completely unprofessional and play favorites. Job performance is second to submitting to their often poor judgement, and if you disagree with them they pursue you with a vengeance, especially when it turns out you were right. I was forced to send emails of which I would never have sent myself. I would have found a more diplomatic way to communicate, especially with the faculty. There are some people who should not have power over others. Many employers give way too much power to their managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some people you cannot train and should not be mangers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, low pay, lots of organizational change

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work/life balance, flexible hours, friendly coworkers, fairly casual office environment.

    Cons

    Way overworked and way underpaid. Lots of changes happening right now mean lots of encouraged retirements, layoffs, new titles and responsibilities, smaller teams, temp positions, more work but the same amount of pay. Not a lot of room for upward mobility in my area. Projects tend to be under-resourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you value your staff, prove it to them. You're bleeding employees in a lot of areas.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    As busy as I wanted to be

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well resourced, great students and very nice colleagues

    Cons

    Lecturer salary too low and workload far too highllle

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    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

    Pros

    People focused, professors really cares about your improvement

    Cons

    Connection to the industry is not as strong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Project Coordinator

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Good benefits but they are costly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent university and positive work experience

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

    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
  8. 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

    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
  9.  

    small department, family like environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    small department, family like environment.

    Cons

    benefits, leadership, small department, location

  10.  

    Excellent benefits

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician
    Current Employee - Veterinary Technician

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding and people hired are usually top notch. Schedules are good with many 4 day options. Benefits are given even at 17.5 hours

    Cons

    Growth is great at lower levels, but somewhat easy to plateau in career. I have a very demanding position that I do well at. I can't really go any higher because there just is not anything higher, yet I am only low to mid management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help those who do a good job by listening to their requests for how they feel they can do their job better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Looks out for it's employee's career advancement

    Cons

    I did not have any challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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