Vanderbilt University Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Great overall experience

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great institution with a lot of resources. Your individual experience will very greatly depending on what department you are in.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, you are an employer of a large institution, so you can sometimes become a number when dealing with campus-wide services like HR.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that not all departments can be treated the same in terms of job descriptions. Each department must be treated individually.


  2. Credit Union Assistant Manager

    Current Employee - Credidt Union Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Credidt Union Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Good Salary and Good working conditions

    Cons

    Only one branch office downtown 30 miles from my home


  3. PhD Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University full-time

    Pros

    Great Resources at your disposal Well known name

    Cons

    Its grad school, Its very very time demanding Not a team-centered environment Hands-off Professors


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  5. I am a tutor for the German department.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays well and is not very demanding

    Cons

    only 2 hours per week


  6. Rewarding work but low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Program Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Program Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing and intelligent people to work with, beautiful facilities.

    Cons

    Low pay for years of experience and degree


  7. Great boss and flexible hours for a student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitness Center Attendant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Fitness Center Attendant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hours worked with my schedule. Staff was amazing all around.

    Cons

    Pay isn't much. Job could be boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  8. Typical Grad School Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The stipend (EECE) is *slightly* better than other graduate schools I applied to. The campus is beautiful. Classes are small. Professors in EECE are all pretty friendly for the most part. Nashville is a pretty good place to live. Free bus pass. Health insurance is covered. The student recreation center is pretty great.

    Cons

    Cost of living near campus is expensive. No grad student housing. Parking pass is $32 a month or $400 for a year. Health insurance for spouse or kids is really expensive. Inexpensive food is hard to come by. Have to leave campus or go to medical center to find food that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    Advice to Management

    Grad students should get free parking.


  9. I was a Research Assistant at Vanderbilt in the Chemistry Department.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very comfortable and friendly environment. Surrounded by a group of brilliant researchers. Encouraging superiors. Well equipped labs with plenty of resources. Beautiful campus. Great places to have a wide variety of food. Lively atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor salary, considering Nashville being a fairly expensive city to live in. Work hours can sometimes be long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great investment of resources on research. Should consider raising wages for research assistants, since lot of people would be motivated to stay.


  10. Good place for a postdoc

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Value the postdocs


  11. Head Resident

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I can't think of a more rewarding job

    Cons

    It's difficult to live where you work



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