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Brandeis University Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (12 comments)

    “The plan is fairly generous, which is nice, but the insurer is Tufts, arguably the worst in the region. Because of shady reimbursement practices (I...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (3 comments)

    “This will depend in the laboratory that you join and the PI. In my case when I left for 3 days for a family medical emergency over the weekend I was...”

  • Jul 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current PhD Graduate Student in Waltham, Massachusetts

    The program allows Graduate students to be independent in their research and makes it possible for them to form their own schedules. The worst thing about the benefits is that there are no guaranteed vacation days, and it depends on the adviser.

  • Nov 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Waltham, Massachusetts

    Benefits include matching retirement contributions up to 8% (after employed full-time 1 year); tuition remission for employees to enroll in one course per semester.

  • Nov 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Waltham, Massachusetts

    403b, healthcare insurance, dental insurance, PTO.

  • Nov 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Associate in Waltham, Massachusetts

    They don't offer any benefits to part time employees. Perhaps except for vacation time and some flexibility during work hours.

  • Jun 22, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Lecturer in Waltham, Massachusetts

    The benefits package is pretty wide-ranging, including health, dental, life, and disability. The major downside has to do with particular coverage: The health is Tufts, which is arguably the worst of the local major insurance providers. Delta Dental is... okay, but I get the impression they are losing dentists from their network.

  • Jun 09, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Waltham, Massachusetts

    Brandeis University makes you wait a year before they match on your retirement. It's a 403b plan with decent match percentage.

  • May 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Waltham, Massachusetts

    Loved having flex time in the summer and the number of vacation days allowed was reasonable.

  • May 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Waltham, Massachusetts

    Brandeis offers comparable benefits. Some can be quite nice when taken advantage of. For example, if you contribute 5% to a 403b account, the University matches at 8%. Staff members can also take course free with Rabb GPS at a rate of 4 classes/year. There are also several additional holidays

  • Feb 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Waltham, Massachusetts

    Great vacation and sick leave policies (including bonus vacation days every year at the holidays).

  • Nov 19, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Waltham, Massachusetts

    The health insurance for postdoctoral researchers.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (27)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (10)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (5)
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (13)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

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