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Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "fairly low pay, but increases each semester" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Lots of bureaucracy, faculty holier-than-though attitude, not a lot of room for growth" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Tufts University is an undervalued institution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people that enjoy what they're doing

    Cons

    Very hard to get ideas through any hierarchy


  2. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are organized, professional

    Cons

    Could pay more for hourly wages

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is not great compared to other area university and higher education providers.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication between HR and management and staff/faculty


  4. "Grad student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    This is a great environment for a graduate student

    Cons

    They do not provide any sort of day care options to students


  5. "Nice environment"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University (More than a year)

    Pros

    very good cooperation and resources

    Cons

    none cons that I can come up with


  6. "Take good care of you, and meaningful, but bureaucratic at times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grafton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grafton, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Meaningful research work
    - Open-minded and curious colleagues
    - University has supportive policies for many staff and faculty

    Cons

    - Can be quite bureaucratic
    - Different branches of the university are not well connected

    Advice to Management

    Staff need support to navigate bureaucracy successfully.


  7. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement, strong support

    Cons

    commute, location, administration is slow

    Advice to Management

    Providing reasonably cheap housing can bring more talent

  8. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Medford, MA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful People to work with

    Cons

    Job requires a high level of responsibility but does not pay accordingly
    Minimal job training

    Advice to Management

    Tufts needs to clarify the difference between project coordination, project management, and program management for hiring managers.


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great faculty. Strong support.

    Cons

    Most work ends upon graduation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire within! Give graduate students the valuable opportunities.


  10. "Graduate Residence Director"

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

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

    Pros

    “Team” work environment. Meaningful mission. Fun to work with undergraduate students! Free housing.

    Cons

    Unorganized. Stressful. Little work/life balance. Professional staff works long hours and it feels as though Residence Directors are also expected to do more work than is reasonable while also being graduate students. Often asked to do additional work beyond original contract. Mistakes are not acknowledged. The office culture is very administrative and “busy work” focused rather than having the focus be on supporting students. Not a supportive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and own mistakes. Support and acknowledge the work of staff in a way that is honest and meaningful. Lead by example (work/life balance). Build a culture of support and joy in the work we do.


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