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Updated July 10, 2018
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  • "hanover is in the middle of nowhere" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Very isolated campus, far away from bigger cities" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Postdoc - Computer science"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Dartmouth is AWESOME. It's a great place to study and work.

    There is a lot of support for postdoctoral scholars: career advice seminars, face-to-face career coaching, internal grants, counseling, writing center, various workshops, panel discussions, round tables... All these are provided for FREE. Dartmouth cares about postdocs, we are not an "invisible nation" here.

    Good health insurance + there is a health connect service, which is nearly free.

    Cons

    Location could be an issue for these who don't like rural areas (but I LOVE it).
    Vision insurance is a joke.


  2. "Great Environment for Building Experience"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment, good work-life balance, good pay (varies by department and function within the college, competitive pay in Advancement), okay benefits. It's one of the best options for employment in the Upper Valley. Lovely natural setting in a safe, quiet town, that's fabulous for raising a family.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of opportunities for trailing partners in the Upper Valley, and because it is difficult to attract talent to the area, non-managers are more dispensable because their positions are easier to fill than those above them, which means that weak leadership and underhanded management is encountered more often than not.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the issues at the top and good things will trickle downhill. Be transparent and address the sad morale and lack of trust among staff and faculty.

  3. "A true disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Some very wonderful colleagues, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    No vision, a deep sense of paranoia, lackadaisical manager, no strategy, every man for himself, no sense of shared mission

    Advice to Management

    Consider managers who have led teams previously


  4. "Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues with great exciting projects; full coverage to expensive conferences for being an academic institution

    Cons

    Low salary for being on the grant

    Advice to Management

    Academic salary is too low, and this is why you're losing people to the industry.


  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good education and good people

    Cons

    a lot of work needs to be done to improve the campus culture


  6. "Don't Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Collections in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Collections in Hanover, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I seriously cannot think of any.

    Cons

    * Long hours and at times they don't pay you for the hours you worked because they are cheap.
    *They fire you if you become disabled at any point of your employment
    *The less educated you are, the more they will respect you.
    *The PAY is ABHORRANT
    *They will promote someone who clearly isn't qualified simply to save money, The end result is that of having children run the business with the adults as their inferiors.
    *No sense of working together as a team.
    *Everyone is only out for themselves.
    *Most people here are OLD.

    Advice to Management

    Take an ethics course.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Good equipment and resources for research

    Cons

    It is just a small town

  8. "Great for the area, a little beind the times."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Good pay for the area
    -Lots of opportunity and different types of jobs
    -Work stability and surety

    Cons

    -Work/life balance (in the central administrative side)
    -Leadership and administration should take some advice from the "amazing" business professors

    Advice to Management

    Have Tuck come teach us how to run the company better. Be proactive to workforce trends and retention, not reactive.


  9. "Research experience"

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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

    -Benefits
    -Work day flexibility
    -Paid week off between Christmas and New Year's
    -Great resume builder

    Cons

    -Not transparent
    -Can be hard to get clear answers from HR/leadership

    Advice to Management

    Salary ranges for job titles should be made public as they once were before 2012.


  10. "Enjoyable job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth part-time

    Pros

    Relatively easy-going, not too intense, well-paid for the work you're doing

    Cons

    Mindless work at times, not really growing, low expectations


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