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Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Low pay due to the fact that we are a graduate program (in 9 reviews)

  • I did not work for that long so I have no idea what the cons are for people working full time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Student Employee"

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    Current Employee - Student Employee in Somerville, MA
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Somerville, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good pay

    Cons

    Sometimes student leadership gets in the way


  2. "General"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Medford, MA
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive human resources department. The departments work very well together due to the size of the school. There are a huge amount of professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    The IT department isn't great. Communication is hit or miss. You either get an email 10 times from different people or you find out about an event or occurrence after the fact.

  3. "Associate Dean"

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    Former Employee - Associate Dean in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Dean in Medford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; good work conditions; meaningful work experience.

    Cons

    Mismatch values and culture

    Advice to Management

    Pay for and train the staff you deserve. Be open to new ideas regardless of the source. You have so much potential: pick students over branding.


  4. "Fletcher School Office of Communications"

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    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Somerville, MA
    Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Somerville, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, extremely unprofessional and disorganized

    Cons

    Avoid avoid avoid, extremely unprofessional and will go above and beyond to not pay for hours worked

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  5. Helpful (1)

    "adjunct faculty"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Medford, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Medford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    great brand name and students overall

    Cons

    low salary, high expectations from mgmt for part-time staff

    Advice to Management

    hire more administrative staff, be more generous


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, independent research projects, weekly seminars

    Cons

    Not a lot of freedom in what to research, not great pay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Tufts University part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very few. No integration of part time faculty, low pay, people are let go at a moments notice

    Cons

    low pay, low visibility, little respect, lots of exploitation

    Advice to Management

    it wouldn't matter... this is what works for them economically; the tenured faculty and deans are unaffected by the needs/wants of part time faculty

  8. "Business Strategy Cosultant"

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    Former Contractor - Business Strategy Consultant in West Medford, MA
    Former Contractor - Business Strategy Consultant in West Medford, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Tufts University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I work online with the Director of International Programs giving 20 hours of training. The training was smooth and the Director was professional in his response to my training.

    Cons

    The time constrains put on the Director due to his full-time job was sometimes too overwhelming which prevented him from doing a much better job in his training assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Free the Director so that he can have more time to fulfill his training assignments which will only benefit the university as a whole.


  9. "Casual and easy to hold down job for full-time Tufts students"

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    Former Employee - Circulation Desk Student Assistant, Tisch Library in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Circulation Desk Student Assistant, Tisch Library in Medford, MA

    I worked at Tufts University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A relatively easily obtainable and flexible job for Tufts students looking to work part-time during the school year, especially for those who don't have work study. The job doesn't require much in terms of responsibilities, and often you can just spend an entire shift reading or studying at the desk while occasionally checking out books and answering questions.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great (they usually keep it just above MA minimum wage), and sometimes you're asked to constantly perform tasks throughout a shift like searching for books in the stacks, shelving books, or fixing printers (and there's never any training for that)--really just depends on when the shift is and who the supervisor is. Some supervisors can be difficult to work with, but mostly they range from fine to very chill and understanding.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "Adjunct professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have been flexible in giving me freedom to choose classes and schedules to teach that work for me. Overall happy

    Cons

    Compensation is low without a lot of support in terms of having a grader if the class enrollment is high. Overall my experience has been more positive tha. Negative

    Advice to Management

    Raise base salary for adjuncts per course.


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