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Updated December 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "My boss was very flexible with work/life balance (understood if child was sick, had an appt, etc" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Love it great place great people great school" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "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. "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, benefits and campus events

    Cons

    Location, if you don’t like rural


  2. "Mixed experience across multiple roles and departments"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart and motivated colleagues, generally sufficient resources, lots of vacation, work flexibility in salaried positions, better pay than some other places

    Cons

    Many silos within a large organization, dysfunctional leaders in some departments, poor behavior is not always appropriately addressed, elite culture leaves some people behind, too much leadership churn in last decade

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to people who are not in powerful positions, take reports of misconduct seriously

  3. "Project Assistant Review"

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Hanover, NH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -They were willing to negotiate pay, and ultimately agreed to my salary needs
    -My boss was very flexible with work/life balance (understood if child was sick, had an appt, etc.)

    Cons

    -Parking is an absolute nightmare. Unless you want to pay 400 for a parking pass you're required to park a mile away from your building. They do offer a campus shuttle which helps.


  4. "Executive Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    *They love the undergraduates and alumni.

    Cons

    *Typical small-town cronyism pervades staff culture and disrupts morale. Apparently, the less educated the employee, the more respect he/she receives.
    *The administration pays lip service to "diversity and retention," but the town and campus has a persistently homogenous culture that goes unquestioned.
    *The local public school caters to a dual-career as opposed to a dual-income community, ie.) elite. I found the parents far too busy and competitive with one another to genuinely care about the quality of their children's public education.
    *Hanover is "great" for doctor and senior administrator families who can afford to pay for extra tutoring to make up for the mediocre education.
    *Expect your staff position to be terminated if you become disabled at any point of your employment; includes maternity leave. The college evidently has its own interpretation of FMLA.
    *It's common knowledge that the pay is low relative to other Ivies and restricts one's housing options to live outside of Hanover.
    *Unqualified employees are promoted simply to save money. Google "Dartmouth" in the news tab and it isn't hard to see why.

    Advice to Management

    Start with having mandatory exit interviews.


  5. "Great place for research"

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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

    good environment for families

    Cons

    quite a small town. My friend moved out because he couldn't find a girlfriend in town.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Hanover, NH
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open to innovation and alternative IT solutions.

    Cons

    Location is rural, 3-4 travel hours from major sities.


  7. "Event Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful location

    Cons

    Typical non-profit issues - slow decision making, difficult tenured staff

  8. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    The job is fairly easy if you give effort

    Cons

    Its easy for others to slack off so you have to make up their work


  9. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly people, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    It is really pretty cold


  10. "Engineering TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    Flexible Hours
    Kind and insightful staff
    Open to new ideas

    Cons

    not many hours, not much other than that