Vanderbilt University Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Good place for a postdoc

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University

    Pros

    The pros of this company are good. I enjoyed working here at this company for the years that I did work here.

    Cons

    There were no cons. If you wanted to learn there were plenty of opportunities to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the postdocs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very Good

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University

    Pros

    Very Friendly Staff, Good Funding

    Cons

    Dont feel any cons to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

  3. Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Vanderbilt University

    Pros

    Great position with good level of responsibility and relevant to what I was studying. Really enjoyed working with my professor.

    Cons

    Very hard to find about what positions were open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Large employer that doesn't have to do much to retain good employees

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University

    Pros

    Depending on the area in which you work, whether you work on the university did or medical center side, it can be a comfortable page to work. Many employers have 10+ years. But there is an increasing air of unreliability as positions are cut, workloads increase and merit and cost of living increases have become non-existent.

    Cons

    Loyalty is tested as employees are asked to do more and expand the range of what their position requires to make up for HR decision gaps but are not given opportunity for additional training, compensation for increased responsibilities, or recognition for obvious professional growth that had kept their departments afloat during the transitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monetary recognition of employees who have remained with the institution through the transitions and cuts. If the institution is still growing with fewer employees, someone obviously had taken up the slack. To not even consider cost of living increases when parking and benefits have become more expensive is shameful. And even though building and renovation may come from a distinct budget it is a slap to the face to see increased spending while being asked to make sacrifices. The environment has caused mid line to be less supportive as they are held accountable for this out of their control. It is harder to progress or change departments as some supervisors will blackball someone rather be seen as the reason an employee may want to change positions or departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Surrounded by very hardworking individuals. Supervisors are very cool and accommodating.

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    Former Employee - Student Recycling Worker in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Student Recycling Worker in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Vanderbilt University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Supervisors are accommodating to students who are working while in school. Everyone you work around is very friendly and nice.

    Cons

    The pay could be better, but it is typical for an on-campus job at Vanderbilt University. The weather sometimes makes the job frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could consider hiring students on to a role greater than just work study. This way they would put more into their work and have greater ways to move into more technical roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Researcher in Computer Engineering at Vanderbilt University

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    interesting work, competitive salary, education benefits (70% tuition paid at any university for 3 children), flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Salary increases track inflation only. Benefit package changes in negative direction,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Working at Institue of Software Integration Systems is pretty awesome if you are into research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very cool people and no pressure on work timing if you get the work done.Awesome research projects where you work in long term projects by government of various topics

    Cons

    Work with students may be sometime frustrating.Projects are not implementation but research , sometimes you have to agree with failure.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Vanderbilt: The Land of Milk and Honey

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant I in Nashville, TN
    Former Intern - Research Assistant I in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Vanderbilt University as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Faculty are extremely supportive and work hard to help you accomplish your goals. Pay is slightly higher than other universities and most of your co-workers are fun and genuinely interesting people.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is inefficient and can often impede your work. However, I suppose this is to be expected from every large research university.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. As a student, this is the best place to study undergrad.

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    Current Employee - Student in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Student in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    The people are great here and I feel at home even when I'm not at home. I feel like I learn something new everyday and I am grateful for that.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work as a student here, so it is tough to juggle extracurriculars with a social life and intense academic schedule. Time management is the most important aspect of having success here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Review of Vanderbilt University as an employer. Its a good university in all different fields.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good environment, smart people, medical center, close to downtown, nice restaurants around campus.

    Cons

    Nothing that I want to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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