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Vanderbilt University Overview

Nashville, TN
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
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Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students ... Read more

Mission: Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large.

Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship ... Read more

Vanderbilt University Reviews

  • "Great work culture for student RAs"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    The Area Coordinators are open to student creativity and suggestions. Floor programming is owned by individual RAs.


    While taking duty call is necessary and common across RA positions, it's still not glamorous.

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Vanderbilt University Photos

Vanderbilt University photo of: Kirkland Hall
Vanderbilt University photo of: 10 Year Anniversary of the K.C. Potter Center
Vanderbilt University photo of: The Wond'ry is Vanderbilt's center for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship
Vanderbilt University photo of: Our Campus Dining program is nationally ranked!
Vanderbilt University photo of: Engineering and Science Building
Vanderbilt University photo of: 2018 Founders Walk
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Vanderbilt University Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Several Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Vanderbilt University.


    Multiple interviews with teams and individuals. Job never materialized. This happens a lot at Vanderbilt.
    You spend a lot of time and energy preparing, following up and waiting for the next step. It’s a process and a waste of time for 99% of candidates. The hiring process has momentum and then the job is put on hold or taken off the table.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should I give you this job?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • I Am Vanderbilt: Marilyn Holmes

    I Am Vanderbilt: Marilyn Holmes

    I Am Vanderbilt celebrates the people of Vanderbilt and the unique talents and contributions they bring to their work at the university each day. Marilyn Holmes is a friendly and familiar face to the students, staff, faculty and Nashville community members who make a stop at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center part of their daily routine.

  • I Am Vanderbilt: Shaneithia Lewis

    I Am Vanderbilt: Shaneithia Lewis

    I Am Vanderbilt celebrates the people of Vanderbilt and the unique talents and contributions they bring to their work at the university each day. Shaneithia Lewis, a corporal with the Vanderbilt University Police Department, patrols her assigned zone each day with the mission of responding to calls, assisting students, faculty and staff and keeping the campus safe.

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Vanderbilt University Awards & Accolades

  • Healthier Tennessee Workplace, Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, 2014
  • Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, Healthiest Employers LLC, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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