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Updated February 18, 2017
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  • So cold in winter, a little far from Boston (in 9 reviews)

  • Salary not as high as it should be given cost of living in the Upper Valley, interacting with students can be annoying (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Student (Mathematics)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    The grad program is very supportive of the students--reach out to the Graduate office if you need help (specifically Kerry Landers).

    Cons

    The college in general is mostly oriented around supporting the undergrads (understandable) and occasionally this leads to strange issues between the undergrads and grad students.


  2. "Great Profs, Research, and Colleagues; Too Bad About the School"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dartmouth full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of top-notch professors at Dartmouth, and they tend not to overload themselves with advisees.
    The research is good, and you're likely to get publications, conference trips, and connections.
    There's a pretty good graduate student community for a social life, and good people to work with.
    Grad student stipend is a bit above-average, but the cost of living in the area can be rather high as well. Health package is p. good too.
    Depends on your advisor, but in general a lot of them seem to be pretty chill with their students maintaining a reasonable work-life balance.
    The area is fantastic if you like small-town life, rural/wild surroundings, and outdoor activities.

    Cons

    The school itself is kinda messed up. Beyond the terrible administrative bloat and inefficiency, it often seems like the school just doesn't know what it wants to be, and so it's overall slowly drifting towards mediocrity. There's also a fairly terrible frat/social culture in the undergrad realm that seems like it's always threatening to drag down the entire school's reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Reform. Sustainability.


  3. "Best Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Great place, great people, amazing atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of at the moment


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  5. "Scribe"

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    Current Employee - Scribe in Norwich, VT
    Current Employee - Scribe in Norwich, VT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful institution to work for. Very friendly, helpful and highly intelligent faculty, staff and student body. Work expectations are made very clear, but with room for refinement and individual tailoring. Positions are highly sought after. Outstanding cultural enrichment with performances, exhibitions, lectures and events from local to global educators and artists.

    Cons

    There's a reason the country's cold regions research laboratory is located in the same town; dress warmly!


  6. "Student Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to collaborate with some of the best and brightest minds while simultaneously offering my own perspectives to facilitate a vibrant working environment

    Cons

    As a student, the opportunities were limited for me as to the extent of my contributions to the campus environment and the accessibility of change to which I was permitted

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind the needs of the students as the administration has a terrible habit of ignoring the wishes of the student body in lieu of their own personal vision


  7. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    ! good research environment.i

    Cons

    a ! rural living setting.s


  8. "Dartmouth DALI Lab"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They have a really supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    There isn't enough time in the day to spend in the lab.

    Advice to Management

    Tim


  9. "IT Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dartmouth part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very good management

    Cons

    A bit boring at times

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, keep at it


  10. "Me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good, fun, great, love, happy

    Cons

    bad, lame, terrible, hate, sad


  11. "great uni"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great uni, great classes, close community

    Cons

    cold weather, isolated, far from cities



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