Brandeis University Reviews | Glassdoor

Brandeis University Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
222 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

4.1
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Ron Liebowitz
7 Ratings

222 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • extremely bureaucratic; low salaries; most people work 9 to 5 and don't really care about the job being done; very little challenge (in 5 reviews)

  • Expense for living is high, as other areas in Great Boston area (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Salary Review: Box Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Usher, Cashier, Box Office Associate in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Usher, Cashier, Box Office Associate in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the people here!

    Cons

    Working as a full time student is difficult.


  2. "Good work life balance."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good amount of time off. University contributes 8% towards retirement.

    Cons

    Typical challenges associated with non-profit higher education.


  3. "research scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Brandeis University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good commute, good environment

    Cons

    less career opportunities as scientist.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Investment Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brandeis University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with smart people, intellectual environment

    Cons

    No room for career growth, can be very cut-throat


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people... challenging management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brandeis University full-time

    Pros

    The staff are talented and truly care about each other.

    Cons

    Lots of management turn over the past 7 yrs has led to a complete disconnect between the C-level suite and the rest of IT.


  7. "Teaching"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lenient management and staff
    - Highly flexible hours and conditions
    - Promotions are possible, depends on you really

    Cons

    - Unorganized for the most part
    - Pretty low salaries, but it might be average for this field, I'm not sure

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clearer vision for the young staff


  8. "Great environment and colleagues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Language Teacher in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Language Teacher in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues and supervisors are very helpful

    Cons

    Pay is not great for students


  9. "postdoctoral associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice and efficient

    Cons

    the school is rather small so no many opportunities to stay here


  10. "Great atmosphere, coworkers; isolated school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Amazing coworkers/bosses
    Decent pay
    Kind clients

    Cons

    The school is nowhere near any good restaurants
    Inaccessible if you don't live in Waltham (bad public transportation)


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good employer to work for, especially in the ECON or BUS department.
    Making good connections.
    Resume.

    Cons

    Students can sometimes be little annoying, but that is to be expected.
    Pay is hardly competitive.
    Sometimes unpredictable hours.

    Advice to Management

    More formal hiring process for teaching assistant positions.
    Otherwise I have no advice.


Showing 222 of 231 reviews
Reset Filters