Tulane University

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Tulane University Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
119 Reviews
3.6
119 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your position the work life balance is good (in 7 reviews)

  • The weather in New Orleans is enjoyable, the city is very nice, and the food is the best (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • I can't really think of any at the moment, Tulane is a New Orleans institution (in 7 reviews)

  • low salary, salary not comparable with the cost of living (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Tulane University is good place to work if you want to get a degree

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulane University

    Pros

    Tuition Waiver for most of Tulane University programs are included.

    Cons

    Central leadership is not attune to needs of schools and centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to schools and center that are productive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tulane University

    Pros

    the working culture and benefits are great.

    Cons

    working essentially within a bureaucracy, so things move slow and a lot of people working there do the bare minimum; talk of doing away with a LOT of the benefits that draw people to work there.

  3.  

    Great Place

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    Former Employee - Staff Member in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Staff Member in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Tulane University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great working environment, Beutiful campus, New Orleans is a fantastic city, very helpful and nice colleagues. Largest employer in the city.

    Cons

    Don't get a lot of time off, some of the older professors and staff can be unpleasant, pay is not as great as some other similar institutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    research assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    good weather, easy office culture, nice food

    Cons

    parking is not available. salaries are not high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tulane is wonderful but there is little room to advance!

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Coordinator in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Coordinator in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Benefits - Tuition Waiver paid for my MBA
    The people in academia are much nicer than those in the for-profit world
    Holidays are a blessing

    Cons

    Little room for advancement
    Pay raises don't even cover the inflation rate
    Parking is a mess...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be fair market... I could go to another university and make 10k more but I stay here because I have people in my life here now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They do good research and interesting work, terrible management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulane University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great access to research, plenty of work to be done and people are supportive if you want to take on more tasks and assignments.

    Cons

    Really tense work environment. Not sure what is going on with upper management but it was stressful to be around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Less than Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Tulane University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was good sick and vacation time, but now they're looking at revamping and offering less sick time, and limiting time in vacation bank to less time than you can carry over now. It depends on the school as to whether the work pace is fast or slow. Depending on your position the work life balance is good.

    Cons

    We did not get pay raises this year and it might be another couple of years before we do. It is difficult to get promoted because it seems like candidates are already handpicked, and the job posting and interview process is just a formality. Parking is very expensive or hard to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone may not have doctorates, but it does not mean we're flunkies. Many leaders at Tulane micromanage and cause their own headaches. Staff can take you places you never imagined if you would allow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Horrifying working environment

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Tulane University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff in Department of Epidemiology and School of Public Health are usually nice to me

    Cons

    No life/working balance if you are working there. The mentor stayed 10 h / 7d every week and ridiculously FORCED me to stay here that long, too. That is crazy! Genetic and epigenetic lab work exhausted me much but the mentor still demands more. She would like me to be a genetic statistician as well. I felt it is too intense to me and left the pot immediately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more advice than 'never goes there!'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    It is great.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tulane University

    Pros

    Great people. Great food. Great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Rains alot. No parking. Expensive

  11.  

    graduate student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    people are nice and helpful, a lot of scholarship/fellowship available, many travel funding available for professional meetings

    Cons

    not quite efficient / productive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people in the management position might consider taking some professional management training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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