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Brandeis University Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  • The cost of living in the Boston area is very high especially for housing and working in a University makes supporting oneself difficult (in 5 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. "Brandeis University"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great communication within each department, lively community

    Cons

    not much full time positions


  2. "Teaching Assisstant"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Get paid to tutor kids

    Cons

    You are in college and could be studying yourself

  3. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time

    Pros

    A good place to work. Wonderful employees and diversified inclusion. I love here and it is the best job I have ever had.

    Cons

    It is too cozy that you probably will forget about the competition outside. But surprisingly, my skill is improved in general. So I'm happy for that.


  4. "don't work at Brandeis"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not to much to write about.

    Cons

    upper management will not tell you anything, and are VERY 2 faced (if you see them).

    Advice to Management

    talk to your people as people, and not as the scum of the earth. Hear what they are saying, and take it into account.


  5. "Very friendly environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professors/students to work with; small and friendly environment

    Cons

    Nothing; Brandeis is a very great environment to work in


  6. "Quality Institution"

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    Former Employee - Research Lab Manager
    Former Employee - Research Lab Manager

    I worked at Brandeis University full-time

    Pros

    - Supportive academic community
    - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Could use more within-department cohesion


  7. "Nice company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    No room for growth

  8. "Good overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Waltham, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Small school often means significant attention from advisors (though this can vary by department and how they are funded).

    Intellectual Community

    Cons

    Pay is decent but doesn't keep up with cost of living. Boston area is exceptionally expensive.
    Food options on campus are limited
    No vision or dental covered in health insurance.


  9. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brandeis University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Easier to build up a relationship with the professor

    Cons

    Some professors can be very demanding


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brandeis University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Some of the people who work there genuinely want to be there and do good work.
    -Time Off was was generous but changes are being made to reduce number of days off

    Cons

    - 0 flexibility for some with regards to work life balance. NO telecommuting
    -There are many incompetent and ill-qualified people at the top.
    - Pay is severely under market range
    -Many people are doing the work 2-3 people

    Advice to Management

    Don’t hold on to bad leadership.


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